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Starstruck (Fame Game #2)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  2,649 ratings  ·  169 reviews
As the drama surrounding Madison, Carmen, Gaby, and Kate is played out in front of the cameras and the relentless paparazzi, the girls quickly discover that fame comes at a price. Featuring hot new characters and old favorites from the #1 New York Times bestselling series L.A. Candy, the second Fame Game novel chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood’s newest reality star ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2012)
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Rachel
I think this is my favorite of all of L.C.'s books. I really enjoyed this installment! I just read it in a few hours this evening.

The characters are just more complex! Kate is no longer perfection personified, Carmen's impossibly great relationship with her mother has become realistic, Gaby's dangerous behavior has finally "paid off", and, best of all, Madison Parker is a human being. Obviously this storyline began several books back, but now it feels genuine. I feel so much sympathy for her now
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Jennifer
4.5/5 stars

The Hills had been on for a while before I started watching it. Then one night I happened to catch an episode (it was when Lauren Conrad and Whitney went to Paris) and I was hooked. I found the concept so fascinating. And was always so curious as to how much of it was really real.

I read Lauren Conrad's LA Candy series. And now I've read the first two books of the Fame Game series. And I actually think that I like this series more than the first.

Kate is a sweet girl, a singer from Ohi
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Book Addict Shaun
Pure trash and I loved it. I read all three LA Candy books in a week and the first Fame Game book in a few days because I really enjoyed them and didn't want to put it down. The Hills (or any similar reality show) in book form. Obviously people are going to hate on this book because of Lauren or because of what it represents but if you just take it for what it is and don't get all serious then it's a very enjoyable read.

My favourite character in the book is Madison, and I can't believe I'm sayin
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Mehsi
Thanks to me reading the L.A. Candy books not that long ago I finally got all the little references that were spread in the book. I knew now who Jane was. What L.A. Candy was and what happened to Madison. It made the books so much better and unlike the previous book of this series (before I read the L.A. Candy books) I wasn't confused! I was now mostly shaking my head or giggling at the little references.

As people probably know, I hated Madison over the course of the various books. But for magic
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Nicole
Spoilers are definitely included in this one.

WHY? Why end like that?

I seriously love Lauren Conrad as a writer. I think she's absolutely terrific. I love reading books like these because they're so easy to read but they suck you in. I love this series just as much as her first series.

The character growth in this book was captivating. Especially with Madison. Who would have thought she would give up everything to protect her father? And I loved the storyline between her and Ryan. Ugh. Ryan. Ho
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Elusive
‘Starstruck’ is the second book in ‘The Fame Game’ series. This time, there are significant developments as several things are happening: Madison is assigned to work at Lost Paws as part of her community service, Kate is turning from a sweet girl to a pill-popping diva, Carmen is finally getting recognized but her mother is beginning to steal her spotlight and Gaby has become a walking pharmacy (as stated by Madison).

Madison’s storyline is continued brilliantly as she still insists on taking the
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Jenny
Starstruck, the second novel in The Fame Game series, follows the lives of 3 girls starring in a reality show. Madison Parker, after taking the fall for her father, must complete 300 hours of community service at an animal shelter. She soon realizes that there is such a thing as bad publicity. One of the best things about this novel is how Lauren Conrad portrays Madison’s character. In the first book of the series, Madison comes off as a cold, distant character only in it for the fame. In this s ...more
ElphabaNewlin
I truly cannot stop reading these books, even as Spring Break arrives and I have multiple things I need to get done within a week's time. I tell myself that these are quick and harmless reads, which they totally are, and that even the busiest person needs a distraction now and again. And once again, I finished this book a few days ago but delayed adding it to the pile. I'm done being embarrassed. Even if this series is losing it's shine faster than LA CANDY did.

The book picks up right where it l
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Kaitlyn Schmidt
Starstruck, A Fame Game Novel is another addition to the bookshelf of Lauren Conrad’s work and the world of L.A. with her fictional characters. It will not disappoint as we dive deeper into the reality of the Fame Game for the four leading ladies. This book contains many changes of characters throughout it, for the good and bad.
Kate is a simple midwestern girl whose life completely changes just because of a Youtube video of her singing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. She is the relatable girl that
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Pam
Starstruck ist Teil 2 der Fame Game Trilogy von Lauren Conrad.
Die vier Mädels Gaby, Kate, Carmen und Madison stehen immer noch vor der Kamera für Season 1 ihrer Reality TV Show "The Fame Game" während alle nebenbei versuchen ihre Karrieren und ihr Privatleben zu meistern.
Carmen ist fast den ganzen Tag am Set und muss sich danach noch mit ihrer Mutter rumschlagen, die sie in den Schatten stellt. Madison muss damit klarkommen nicht mehr so gefragt zu sein, nach ihrem Skandal und sie darf ihre meis
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Paula  Phillips
Reality TV and all it's pros and cons comes as second nature to Lauren Conrad after starring on the hit reality TV show "The Hills". So it's a no wonder that she has released a couple of series featuring girls on reality TV shows. The Fame Game Series is a spin-off from her LA Candy series featuring Madison who came into play in the last LA Candy book. In Starstruck , it seems Madison's fame game is on the way down and she is being publicly flounced for the fraud she is after an expensive neckla ...more
Elizabeth
I honestly wasn't so into this book when I started reading it. I felt like I was leafing through a celebrity magazine or watching behind the scenes of a movie. I continued reading this book because I believed there was more to it than just close ups of the glamorous lives of the Fame Game stars. I was right, though. This book taught me a lot of things. Sacrificing for the people you love is on top of them. What Madison did for her father was genuinely heroic. A lot of people are actually hesitan ...more
Jennifer Thompson
While the book was well put together, I was not a fan.I don't like MTV reality fakeness to begin with and this book was like that but worse. Not a fan at all. Thanks but no thanks. I just wish there was more to it than this reality TV show fake thing. It only leads the reader to believe that reality isn't real. And this was, from my understanding, and fictional tale too. How very disappointing, I read the synopsis for this book several time, convinced I would love it.
This is why I hate being su
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Sarah
I'm not sure why, but this one was a little slow-going for me in the beginning. Still finished in a day, but for some reason I just didn't get into it as fast as I have the other four LC books I've read. Still, I feel like this was the 'meatiest' so far, if you can describe YA novels about life on reality tv as 'meaty'. It was refreshing to see a different side of Madison. Carmen is a mess of a character though. And poor Gaby, clueless, dumb Gaby.

As always, I miss Scarlett. But I think I might
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Tracy Pham
This was the sequel to The Fame Game and it was just as dramatic as the last book. It starts off with Madison being blamed for stealing an expensive necklace when it was really her father who stole it because he was having money issues. I felt so bad for her because she really cared about him and even though he left without saying goodbye, she still took the blame for him, even though this meant it was going to be bad publicity. She ends up having to do community service at a pet place and she m ...more
Tiffany (About to Read)
There is something about Conrad’s writing that just sucks me into her stories. I am happy to say that Starstruck was just good as The Fame Game and I am impressed with the growth we’ve seen in Madison’s character. There are far less reality TV driven scandals in this series than there were in L.A. Candy, which makes the two series similar, but also very different. While L.A. Candy is very much plot driven, The Fame Game is actually more character driven

My favorite character in The Fame Game was
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Ariella
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This one is going to be a double book review since I don't see the point in doing two different ones. The Fame Game series, in my opinion, are full of popular girls who are trying to get to the top (as the most famous) by being a bitch.

I feel like the whole Fame Game thing has waaay too much drama in it though it IS a reality show so I think it's supposed to be that way.

I think all the characters were written accordingly. There were some parts that I thought d
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Katie
If you enjoyed Laguna Beach, The Hills or The City, you will enjoy Lauren Conrad's books. Starstruck is the second book in the Fame Game series and follows the girls cast in PopTVs Fame Game reality TV show. Madison has just taken the fall for her dad, who stole expensive jewelry and skipped town; Carmen is struggling to keep up appearances in a showmance and find a way out of the shadow of her famous mother; Kate continues to suffer from debilitating stage fright-which is a real problem since s ...more
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Jun 05, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who liked the first book in the series
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, public library
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Lady Light
Ah, it's been awhile since I wrote a review for a book. -_- But, anyway getting to the point. The second book of the Fame Game series by Lauren Conrad a book with drama causing complicated lives yet again. The cover is absolutely pretty with tiny stars forming the big star a symbol of fame perfect for the theme of the book since everybody is aiming to be the star of the show. Lies, deciet, and gossips are around the starlets Madison, Katy, Carmen, and Gaby. These unique girls will have to be mea ...more
Shea
I'll be the first to say, I read Conrad's first book just because I was curious as to what it would be about, and if it'd be any good. I didn't really think I'd keep reading, but I've gotten sucked in to both of her series. And I really think her writing is getting better, and her character development is improving as well. You can tell it's a young author writing the books but when it's targeted at a young audience, that's not necessariliy a bad thing. Do I think Conrad's going to win any writi ...more
Abbey Liddle
Title: Starstruck:A Fame Game Novel#2
Author: Lauren Conrad
Publication Date: 16th October 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

Are they ready for their close-ups?

Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, she's stuck doing some community service while her Fame Game costars soak up all the screen time. Not that newcomer Kate Hayes needs more attention ever since her breakout song became an overnight sensation she's suddenly acti
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the golden witch.
1.5/5 stars.

While the first book was interesting enough to keep me reading, I found "Starstruck" written so much in the vein of the first book that I found myself DNFing this one before I could get halfway. While the writing was actually good, it was the lack of progression in how the characters grew that bothered me the most, considering this is a character-driven and not a plot-driven series.

Or so, that's how it seems to me. Unfortunately, "Starstruck", while interesting like reality TV is and
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Kendall
This book was another great addition to the series. Starts of with Madison at her trial. She is assigned 300 hours of community service at a humane society kind of place. She is not very prevelant in this book because Trevor does not want to shoot her because of her community service. She starts dating Ryan her boss, but due to not wanting to be in the media because he got in a car accident that killed his best friend he breaks up with her. I actually really liked Madison in this book. Instead o ...more
Nina
Starstruck was filled with so much drama, it made my head dizzy. Drama-licious, friends. Drama-licious.

With Startstruck you get to know the girls better. There's a bit more depth to them. Just like a reality TV serie there are characters you just don't like, or just don't care for. With me, those characters are Kate Hayes and Carmen Curtis. Madison is the most fun character, the one I like to read about and I don't skip paragraphs in 'her' chapters just to get it over with. I seriously think tha
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Michaela
I feel like a lot happened in this book but never went into a whole lot of detail, though i did like the story lines for each of the girls more in this sequel. The Madison arc was good too, though there could have been some more hints at the twist rather than just dropping it at the end there. Still, an easy but entertaining read and i actually didn't mind the way it ended at all.
Tessa F
This book was very good. My only comment would be that all the characters I wanted to stay enemies either became friends or fell in love. I did love how Madison had a change of heart towards the end of the book. I was waiting for her to become nicer. There was a bit of drug use that I thought made the story really interesting. This is a wonderful book that I recommend to anyone.
Melody Marks
In this book:

With Madison taking the blame for her father stealing a diamond necklace she is the one who is punished. She is not sent to prison but instead sentenced to hours upon hours of humbling community service.

Kate is still learning about being a star with her hit single 'Starstruck' now getting radio play. Kate continues adapting to being famous while being treated in a not so healthy way for her crippling case of stage fright.

Carmen finds herself the subject of some very cruel tabloid
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Elizabeth Nguyen
Starstruck, as with the rest of the series, was a fun and light read. However, I thought it was a tad predictable as the other books were. As the book progressed I was very wary of the situations and scolded the girls in my head each time they did something that I knew would cause them trouble later on. There's not much I can write without spoiling it but it was an okay read, overall.
Cindy Gu
I actually really enjoy this series. I find that because I prefer Madison over Jane, whom is just a little bit too boring for a protagonist. Madison is so aimable; she's pretty and a little bit bitchy, but she has her reasons. And she's not too perfect, but she still has a heart with kindness. She's like the badgirl, but really liked upon.

In this book she's in deep water, the public hates her and she's trashed upon. And I also found Carmen and kate a little bit more tolerable than the prequel,
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Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as "L.C.", is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million an ...more
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