Review: Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Review: Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg CabotSize 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
Series: Heather Wells #1
Published by William Morrow on 12/27/2005
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

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 knowsteenage 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 . . .


Man, I love Meg Cabot books!  I really liked this book.  It isn’t my favorite Meg Cabot book, but it is still pretty awesome.

Heather was such an interesting main character.  She’s sweet, and funny, and all-around good person (what else would you expect from a Cabot book?).  She’s a little lost, having broken it off with long-time boyfriend Jordan, and having been dropped from her record label, but she isn’t at all depressed or pitying herself.

I really liked how Heather kept trying to figure out if those two girls were murdered, even when everyone kept telling Heather the deaths were just accidents.

After Heather left her boyfriend, she didn’t have anywhere to stay, so her boyfriend’s brother, Cooper, offered to let her stay in his brownstone.  Heather is crushing on Cooper.  I get why she would like him, because Cooper is great.  But, I couldn’t help thinking that Cooper is Heather’s ex boyfriend’s BROTHER.

Overall, I really liked this book.  It sort of reminded me of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books.  It’s a lighter mystery, with an interesting female lead, and lots of humor.

Life Tidbits

  • Went to visit my friend and her new baby girl on Sunday.  I held baby for 40 minutes, and it was wonderful.  babies are so cute!
  • Went to the zoo with my cousin and her four kids.  I love the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  My favorite animals there are the Asian elephants, fennec foxes, and the tigers.
  • I’m really struggling to get out of my reading slump!  It’s so frustrating.  I hope I can get out of it soon.
  • I’ve been watching Bones on Netflix.  I’ve seen the early episodes before, but I am re-watching them.  Fun, but a big time-waster.

One Response to “Review: Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot”

  1. Brittany

    I’m glad you enjoyed this! It’s one of my favorite series and some of the books that actually brought me back around to reading after I had a somewhat of a “hiatus” 🙂

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