The Fame Game (Fame Game Series #1)

The Fame Game (Fame Game Series #1)

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by Lauren Conrad
     
 

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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

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?

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062075192
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Fame Game Series , #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
365,565
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Lauren Conrad is an accomplished designer and entrepreneur, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and was the star of MTV’s hits Laguna Beach and The Hills. She has been featured on the covers of People StyleWatch, Elle, Glamour, Redbook, Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Entertainment Weekly, among many other publications. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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The Fame Game 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.          
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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The Fame Game was a quick, easy read. Madison is an entertaining character !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Lizzie23 More than 1 year ago
Very good! Surprised me. 
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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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Its a very good book!! Its nice to see Madison's point of view
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This book was a eazy book Lauren conrad makes great books and i cant stop reading them
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