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Parents' Guide to

Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Like cotton candy: a guilty pleasure without much nutrition.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Excellent, well-written read for age 11 (6th grade) and up.

Sweet Little Lies is a well-written guilty pleasure novel that is an enjoyable and entertaining read for 6th grade and up. I definitely allow my 11-year-old sixth-grader to read this. Kids will enjoy the fun details of the wealthy and privileged. Your children should be smart enough to realize that this is guilty pleasure fiction and should not be taken seriously. A+ It is pretty obvious that "olaha's" review was just a hate comment and not a realistic review of the well-written novel.
age 17+


I hate this book it is very bad.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This book is good fun: It's packed with drama, romance -- and lots and lots of product name dropping. Even readers who skipped the debut will find it easy to pick up the story here. They may wonder what Jane sees in Jesse, who goes from romantic boyfriend to an alcoholic mess pretty quickly, but the "bad guys" are really what make this book such a good time: Jesse is such a jerk, Madison is so manipulative -- plus everyone is always well dressed.

Author Conrad, who starred of The Hills, gives teens a good inside view of what it's like to be part of a reality show -- hint: it's not as real as it pretends to be -- and the basic premise about two normal, nice girls picked from obscurity to star on television is an enticing one. Don't expect to get any literature here (although Scarlett and her boyfriend do talk about the Bronte sisters) but as far as guilty pleasure/ summer beach books are concerned, this is a tasty treat.

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