This book serves more as a bio of the Laguna Beach stars early years than as a tell-all of the hit reality show. We learn more about their fights back in middle school than we do about their personal lives. Things we do find out that weren't revealed in the show are that Cedric has a pacemaker after having problems with his heart, Jessica and Alex H. once went a year without speaking after Alex H. stole her boyfriend,and Casey transferred schools after her best friend died.
The book does reveal some (but not much) background info which makes sense of some of the relationships on the show. For instance, we learn why Jessica left Dieter. On the show it looks like she dumped him for Jason, but in reality Dieter was overly suspicious and jealous of her talking to any other guys. Also, we see why in season 1, Kristin was so angry with Stephen seeing as she and LC caught him going out with both of them.
Die-hard fans of the show may enjoy this book, but be forewarned that there isn't any current gossip or info on the stars.