Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review: Size 12 Is Not Fat

Author: Meg Cabot
Title: Size 12 I Not Fat
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: Dec 27, 2005
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 
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 .

Review: I read the most recent installment in the Heather Wells series when it came out in 2013 and I absolutely loved it. I was finally able to go back and start the series from the beginning, and I have to say I loved it just as much.

Heather Wells is a former pop star who is now working as an assistant dorm director at New York College.

What I love about this series is that it mixture of chicklit and cozy mystery. Heather is simply hilarious with her problems that the average woman would never have. (Like the ex-boyfriend that won't go away, even though he's attached to someone else)

The mystery here involves the deaths of two students in the residence hall that could really be passed off as accidents, but something just doesn't seem right about them. With the help of her PI roommate, who is also her ex's brother, they start to find out what really happened to these girls.

If you read the series out of order, like I did, you'll know the answer to the mystery. I read book 5 in 2013. Thankfully, I couldn't remember the outcome as I read this story.

Heather is a fun character. I loved her and weight issues. There's a scene in a dressing room that is hysterical.

Meg Cabot delivers a witty novel that keeps you turning the pages, and laughing the whole time.

Rating: 5 flowers


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