Friday, April 18, 2008

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College—a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.) Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!

Ahh, the ever hilarious Heather nice to see you again.

Well, well, well. . .this second novel in Miss Cabot's adult mystery series is not a disappointment at all. Not at all. Actually i might even like it better then the first. Or not. But even so this is a great follow-up to Size 12 Is Not Fat. It was a bit more gore-y but not bad. Maybe a little more serious.

I think that knowing that her first adult mystery novel was a success she was a bit more comfortable with her writing in this little different genre, that she was a bit more relaxed in this novel and stepped it up a bit.

I have to say the humor in this novel was just great. I had to stop reading at the end of chapter 28, I think, and just laugh for about five minutes straight. Ahh, it's making me laugh now. . .

So, this was a great novel, you sure so a different side of Cooper and there were a few new characters that were very interesting and funny. But I did think the final showdown was a bit.. I don't know, weird? It just didn't seem as serious as I thought it would of been if any of those people were in real life. But, it was still a good book.

Can't wait to read Big Boned, which is reserved at my library now.

Read On!



  1. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm a huge fan of Meg Cabot. Now I can't wait to start it! Thanks for the review.

  2. you know I was supposed read this series. I think I'll add this book to my reading list


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