The Fame Game
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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.
|Publication Date:||April 03, 2012|
|Product Length:||8.1 inches|
|Product Width:||5.6 inches|
|Product Height:||1.3 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Package Length:||8.3 inches|
|Package Width:||5.6 inches|
|Package Height:||1.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.7 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 57 reviews|
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66 of 70 found the following review helpful:
Fun Quick Read Apr 05, 2012
Unlike some of the other reviews, I actually read this book. I don't write reviews based on whether or not I like the author. I read all 3 of the LA Candy books. They were a fun quick read. I'm not going to compare her books to other books I've read because I like to read different books depending on my mood. The Fame Game is simular to the LA Candy books. It was a quick read and I enjoyed the story. If I liked the book, I give it 5 stars. I'm not going to over analyze her writing skills like some other reviews. I'm not going to act like some sophisticated reader who has something to prove by criticizing every little issue wrong with her writing. It's not that type of book. So, if you want to read a fun, quick story then it's a good book.
14 of 18 found the following review helpful:
The characters are a bunch of drama llamas...but entertaining! Apr 03, 2012
By Amanda Welling
First Impressions: I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of reality T.V. I've never watched The Hills or any of that stuff. I think I watched Jersey Shore one time, and once was more than enough. However, this isn't a reality show, so I'll judge the book by its own merits. I've read other books written by Lauren Conrad and they are all fun and well-written. I especially like the cover of this one since it makes me want a lollipop really bad.
First 50 Pages: As far as entertainment value goes, this book has a lot of perks. Sort of like say, reading a reality show in book form. More than once I wondered how much of the story did Lauren pull from her own life. With that being said, if I hadn't of received this book for review, I probably would never have bought it myself. It's just not my type of thing and I wasn't super crazy in love with Lauren's other books to go and rush to pick up this book. I could tell right away that I was going to have some issues with The Fame Game, but I do have to say that Lauren's writing has improved enormously in this novel.
Characters & Plot: This is a story about Madison Parker, who is a character that some people will know is in Lauren's other book series, L.A. Candy. Madison is given the opportunity to be on a new reality-based television show called The Fame Game. There are three other girls who will also be competing for their spot in Hollywood, named Kate, Carmen and Gaby. Four women in one household does not sound like a fun or pleasant time to me, but Madison is willing to do whatever she has to in order to rise to the top of the social ladder.
Needless to say, it was drama everywhere you looked. All of the characters, with the exception of Kate, were pretty much as horrible as they come. There really isn't much of a plot line, and I'm just going to come out and say it. I hated the characters. The Fame Game is full to the brim with backstabbing, bitchy girls with too much money and not enough common sense. I couldn't relate to them when they would go and spend $300 dollars on a purse without blinking an eye, or with the constant designer name dropping spread throughout the entire book. Kate is the only redeeming person of the bunch and she is not even the main character. I could never hang out with girls like these without wanting to throw them in front of a bus. Except Kate, I would save her.
Final Thoughts: I think this is going to be a love it or hate it type of book. I'm not sure if it was right for me, but I did find it to be entertaining. It's like a guilty pleasure kind of story with little substance, but fun to read. I would love to see Lauren write something else, maybe something more people will be able to relate to, and because I don't think she is a terrible writer. I guess time will tell!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
fun Aug 16, 2012
I was bored on my flight to New York City and decided to give in and pay $12 or $8. It continues on from the LA candy books and lets you see a different side of Madison. Of course there are new characters and add to the story line... season 2. I can't wait for the new book in October!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Light-hearted and dramatic Aug 07, 2012
The Fame Game was just awesome. Lauren Conrad has grown tremendously as a writer, but still maintains that light-hearted, dramatic quality that keeps the pages turning quickly. The Fame Game is a spin-off series from Conrad's L.A.Candy series, so you will probably want to read the L.A Candy books before diving into this novel.
The Fame Game is another reality show that follows Madison and Gaby from L.A. Candy, as well as two new characters--Kate and Carmen. While Kate was my favorite character because she is so down to earth and a genuinely nice character, I have to admit that Madison has grown on me. Conrad adds much more depth to Madison's character, and you can't help but sympathize with her.
The best part of The Fame Game is that it feels original. While reading L.A. Candy, I was constantly trying to figure out who was who on "The Hills." The Fame Game feels more like a work of Conrad's imagination. Of course, I imagine that the knowledge of fame-hungry up-and-comers and reality television comes directly from Conrad's own experiences.
As with all thrilling novels, The Fame Game ends on a cliff-hanger that will have you rushing out to buy Starstruck, the next novel in the series (slated to be released November 2012). I know I can't wait to find out what happens next--particularly for Madison and Kate. The Fame Game is the start of what is sure to be an amazing series!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Lives it again Nov 16, 2012
Fun book, easy to read! Her other books are just as good, you'll fly through them. Big font and not super long
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