Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Book Review: Sugar and Spice
Sneer all you like at the concept of a celebrity author, but I've been stuck trying to read various long books for a while and I needed a break. I devoured this book about 100 pages at a time, and it was delicious. Overlook, if you can, the slight overuse of the characters' names and general annoyingness that the naivete of Jane Roberts brings, this story is fun. Something which I think is looked down on in the world of literature, but really - why read a book if it's more fun not to?
Overall, this has its flaws, but is a sweet, summery, dramatic romp through the streets of L.A. The ending is satisfactory and leaves the door open for a follow-up series for Madison, and the whole series reveals some interesting truths about reality TV, or should I say its lack of reality?
Read it if you like: The Hills, Gossip Girl (book or series), 90210 or if you just love L.A. and like to read things which name-drop its biggest attractions.
Marks out of 5: 3.9