Monday, February 8, 2010
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
Okay, so I am supposed to be reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, but I just can't seem to settle into the book. For some reason I've found myself in a reading funk lately. Normally I pick up an old favorite to read or I dive into some fun magazines, but neither of these fallbacks seem to be working. Instead, I wound up buying LC's new book, Sweet Little Lies; its the second book in her L.A. Candy series. Yes, I admit that I am a fan of the pseudo-reality show, The Hills. Actually, since LC left the show, I've lost interest in it. Yes, I am on Team LC. How lame and silly, I know. Its just that it is such fun to watch. Anyhow, I wound up reading LC's first book, L.A. Candy, and actually enjoying it, so I figured when the next book came out I'd pick it up. And so I did.
Sweet Little Lies picks up where the first book left us: the aftermath of Jane and Braden's night together. Basically we have: girl breaks up with boyfriend and meets up with ex-boyfriend's best friend. Pictures of girl and boy's tryst are plastered all over the tabloids and the ex-boyfriend is not happy. The show's ratings are sky-rocketing, but the girl's life is taking a tumble. The girl and her best friend are on the outs with each other. Ex-boyfriend becomes boyfriend again. Truths come out and tears are spilled and apologies are made. The end. Simply put: drama, tears, drama, tears, hugs and kisses.
Okay, so the book was what you would expect - poorly written, with very predictable plot lines. However, I found myself completely engaged with the novel, because of the fact that LC wrote it. What I mean is that she based the characters in the book on the people from, The Hills. And I'm pretty sure some of these things did happen to the cast of The Hills. So, its rather interesting to try and figure out who is who and what happened to which castmate - its what makes the book a fun read. All in all, I think reading Sweet Little Lies helped get me out of my reading funk. So, now I can focus on To Kill A Mockingbird or maybe even start a new book. Hmmm. Which one to choose? I did buy the new Kostova, so perhaps I should start reading, The Swan Thieves. Happy Reading!!