Last night the latest season of MTV’s reality series The Hills debuted sans Lauren Conrad. Today comes the news that Twilight executive producers have bought the film rights to LC’s semi-autobiographical debut novel L.A. Candy. You can stop rolling your eyes now; it’s a New York Times bestseller.
As Conrad previously explained to MTV News, “I didn’t take anything specifically that happened to me. The only thing that I did was … it was a way to show not necessarily me but just the other side of being on a show like ours. For everyone that’s done it I think you see one side and you don’t see the other. It’s kind of an interesting story to tell.”
Working from the preview pages available on Amazon.com, the story (which is trite, but not terribly written for YA lit) revolves around Jane Roberts, a girl who moves to Hollywood to intern for an event planner, lands on a reality version of Sex and the City, and is soon “lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals.” Her roommate/BFF Scarlett Harp is “a rebel with off-the-charts SAT scores who never hesitated to say whatever was on her mind.” They live in a humble apartment off the 101 freeway that’s decorated with “goodies from Target.”
This actually sounds nothing like The Hills. In a good way.
L.A. Candy is part of a three-book deal with Harper Collins, so there’s the strong possibility that this could be the beginning of yet another teen-friendly franchise. How jealous do you think this news makes Kristin Cavallari?