Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

HEATHER WELLS ROCKS! Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two—and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft. The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen—not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective! But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .

I have to say, I was excited to read this book. It was my first book read by Meg Cabot from the Adult Section, instead of the Young Adult Section. I've heard that this series was her best in the Adult Section. All though I haven't read any of her other books from the Adult Section, I might believe that it is her best series in the Adult Section. And all though she always, I've noticed after reading her books, repeats a LOT of things over and over (much like I realize I'm doing with the words Adult Section). Even though I love Miss Cabot and adore her books, it does bug me when her writing just keeps repeating things over and over and over and over (Get my point?).

Anyways, back to the story. I loved Heather Wells. Her intellectual personality and emotional interest is so appealing to me for a character in a story. Heather's sarcasm was little but great. All the characters were witty and so different from each of the other characters. I can just imagine what some of the outfits look like (Meaning Jordan in his leather pants and ruffle white shirt!) and how amazing each characters complexion is (Cooper!).

I loved this book and the mystery was just so interesting (I didn't even expect it!), I mean just an amazing writer could of thought of a mystery that facetious!

I had to go to the library the very next day (I would've gone that night, but it was closed.) and get the next book. I just couldn't get enough of Miss Cabot's scintillant writing in this Heather Wells novel.

FYI: A TV show is in the works for ABC, if I remember right.

Read On!



  1. i LOVE this series! the next one is even better and i think Big Boned is my favorite!

  2. I love this series too!!

    Great review!



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