Sunday, March 22, 2009
Review: Big Boned by Meg Cabot
Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her realtionship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocoo, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in "Death Dorm," the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects - along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who's been accused of taking liberties iwth certain girls' choir members.
With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids' show!) it's a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homocide. Plus Tad's been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather's not sure she has an answer for..."
This is the last book in the Heather Well's Mystery trio. Sometimes, writers seem to go down hill as they progress in sets of books, but Cabot stays strong! This book wraps up the plot lines that have been present throughout the other books and offers a new mystery for Heather and her friends to solve. When I finished I really wished that it wasn't the last book about Heather Wells, former pop sensation! 10 out of 10!