The Fame Game (Fame Game Series #1)

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In the new series by television star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad, fame can be found 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 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 ...

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Overview

In the new series by television star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad, fame can be found 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 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 Curtis, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she's a lot more experienced at playing the fame game. . . . When the cameras start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

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Readers of Lauren Conrad's L.A. Candy series will have new opportunities to watch her battling reality show beauties in their full fire and glory in this new novel, which is appealing and gossipy enough to be a tasty standalone morsel. On the reality show L.A. Candy, 19-year-old Madison Parker played second fiddle and best frenemy to nice girl Jane Roberts; now she wants to take red carpet walks as a star in her own right. Unfortunately, in "reality town," things are never as simple as they first seem and Madison soon discovers that another nice girl has surfaced whose Hollywood connections could leave her on the cutting room floor. A tempestuous read.

Brian Monahan

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This first title in a spin-off series finds devious Madison—seen before in L.A. Candy (2009), Sugar and Spice (2010), and Sweet Little Lies (2010, all HarperCollins)—jockeying for the lead position in a new reality show. Though she has already found her share of fame and financial success from starring in L.A. Candy and her Madison's Makeovers, Madison is still waiting for her big break. She knows that being in the new reality show, The Fame Game, will create opportunities for her, but what she doesn't anticipate is sharing the spotlight with Hollywood legacy and new cast mate Carmen. With her faithful but foolish friend Gaby in tow, Madison navigates the ins and outs of yet another reality-show ride, this time with her ex-con father and attention-loving sister causing even more drama. Down-to-earth and likable newcomer Kate Hayes, an aspiring musician, and Carmen complicate matters—especially after Madison and Carmen are linked to the same guy in the tabloids. The Fame Game is light fare, full of pop-culture references and product placement. The behind-the-scenes look at reality TV exposes how little reality there actually is in the genre, and the same voyeuristic tendencies that make it enjoyable also make this series work since it is written by a reality TV insider. This novel is fluff, but it's also a quick, easy read that will surely attract reluctant readers.—Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062075192
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Fame Game Series , #1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 152,990
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad is best known for starring in the MTV hit series The Hills. She is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including the L.A. Candy series as well as Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty, her fashion and beauty guides. In 2009 she launched LC Lauren Conrad, exclusively for Kohl's, and the line has since expanded to shoes, accessories, and sunglasses. In 2011 she debuted her newest clothing line, Paper Crown, which is a modern take on classic style. In summer 2012 Lauren Conrad launched her BlueAvocado XO(eco) line of sustainable lifestyle products, marking the first celebrity portfolio designed entirely to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

She has been featured on the covers of Elle, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Shape, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. She lives in Los Angeles. 

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!

    The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    6 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Ok........

    The book was an easy read and an ok story. I feel like the characters could have been developed better and there was a lot more that could have been written. This was my least favorite of all her books. The ending was a huge let down.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    3 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Its ok

    I love this book. I read all of the l.a. candy books and i thought this one was awesome. The only complaint i have is theres glithches. Some pages are missing some skip and others go forward 4 pages and then back again it was really annoying but i love this book and all of her other books so if anyone knows if theres another one coming out please tell me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    LOVED IT!!!!!

    I thought that it was avreally good book. I enjjoyed reading it

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    The Fame Game was written by Lauren Conrad, and published by Har

    The Fame Game was written by Lauren Conrad, and published by HarperCollins. It’s about three young girls,
     who are hoping to become famous in the world of Hollywood. Madison, Carmen, Kate and Gaby were brought
     together to be apart of a new hit TV series called, The Fame Game. The four of them have to learn who they are
    and what really is the best thing for them and their career. The book was well written, and told a true story on how
    people in Los Angeles lose themselves in the publicity, but in the end they figured out what they’re trying to accomplish
     in the beginning. The Fame Game is going to be a new reality show on POP T.V. It brings together four girls that are trying to become
    famous in Hollywood. Madison Parker, who has been seen on other hit tv show that have been “canceled”. Then there
     is Carmen Curtis, who is the daughter of Hollywood royalty, trying to become a bigger success then both of her parents.
     Kate Hayes, who works in a coffee shop and is a  “musician and singer-songwriter” (Conrad 68), who has created several
    Youtube videos, and hopes to make an album of her own someday. And then Gaby, who hasn’t been seen a lot who
    hopes to become something of her own.  When the cast of the four girls were put together drama has struck between them. Madison and Carmen aren’t fond of each
     other at all, making it hard for them to get along on camera. Which doesn’t help with a new movie coming out, which both
    girls want to be apart of only allowing one female lead. And then Kate who is not familiar with the Hollywood lifestyle at all
    struggling with socializing and finding her new look that will impress people. Between all of that there is also a lot going on in their personal lives that make everything harder to handle with. Madison’s
     sister and dad appear out of know where giving bad distractions and attention to her causing Madison to stress out. Kate has
     found a new love interest with Luke Kelly who is also trying to make it big in Hollywood also. Causing problems Luke’s agent
    says that dating Kate will make his acting career look bad and doesn’t deny that  he is dating Carmen Curtis. For kate it gives
    her a second thought of thinking that “she isn’t good enough” (Conrad 291). Then Gaby who isn’t very bright, repels away any
    opportunity that comes her way to support her career. The ending of the book wasn’t the best leaving you hanging and not telling you what happens between the four girls. It did
    give me a connection between the girls, and making me want to read the rest of the books. Each character had their own
    little thing that was different about them and then then they all had things that they were exactly the same. I am  excited to read
    the next books and see what happens between them and see what the new lies and drama are going to bring to the new reality
     tv show. 
            

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Emo RP

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    The Fame Game

    I got this book yesterday and im already on chapter 20! I cant put this box down! I love it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Interesting

    It was a little different then the la candy series but still good. Cant wait for the next book to find out what happens.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Not as exciting.

    I loved the previous books. I would read them over weekends but this was a bit boring. I wouldn't recommend it. There was nothing grabbing, addicting or imaginative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Review by Owl Queen

    I've got to admit, as mean as she was, Madison was the only one able to lighten up the atmosphere and add jazz to the whole show and series

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Very good! Surprised me. 

    Very good! Surprised me. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Better Than LA Candy

    I personally liked these books better than the LA Candy series (although you would have to read them to understand this series). They had a lot more emotional connection and made you sympathize with the main character, Madison. She may seem to be only shallow and mean, but there is a lot more to her a we learn about her roubled life. This was a great book; I tore through the first two in the series and cannot wait for the third book to come out. (I suggest this book for people fifteen and up because it touches on some themes that may not be siutable for young teens.)




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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Great

    Its a very good book!! Its nice to see Madison's point of view

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    It was my cup of tea

    This book was a eazy book
    Lauren conrad makes great books and i cant stop reading them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    The fame game

    Best book ever love it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Ok

    Loved the author but the book wasnt as great as her others.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Was ok..

    Was ok. A little pedictable of course...but i figured that going into it. I enjoyed the characters and will enjoy reading the next book when it comes out too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Great

    People who havent read the L.A. Candy series may not understand the characters in this book very well. I loved it though.

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