The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad (Fame Game #1)

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[Publisher’s Review]

In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game… When the camera’s start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad’s series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.

[My Review with spoilers]

I enjoyed reading this book but parts of it were cliche and the plot wasn’t that fresh even if the book was well-written.

However, the characters were diverse with interesting backgrounds and complicated personal lives. For example, there’s a relationship between Kate and Luke that goes to pieces when he can’t publicly acknowledge her as is his girlfriend. Madison’s deadbeat dad and unwanted sister show up and she’s forced to keep her cool for the cameras. Equally interesting is how Carmen Curtis manages to score a leading role in an upcoming movie.

In fact, Madison Parker’s character is really fleshed out in this book and the author shows you different sides of one girl. She’s just so very real and one minute she’s her bitchy self but the next she could be buying a house for her dad.

Even though the Fame Game, is an entertaining read – I found the cliffhanger ending disappointing and felt this book, as a whole, could have been better.

Rating: 

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