Friday, March 20, 2009
Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot
From back cover:
"Heather sings the blues.
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 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 ont eh 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 bombarding her iwth 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!"
Words cannot describe the way I feel about the Heather Wells mystery series! Okay, so maybe they can a little... Cabot has hit a home run with this installment in the hilarious if not somewhat deadly life of Heather Wells. This time around the head cheerleader at New York College has been murdered and there are suspects a-plenty, but Heather has to figure out who had it in for the girl before they get her too. Cooper, her landlord and crush, is just as charming in Size 12 is Not Fat. The addition of Heather's father (who has been released from prison) also adds an interesting new dimension. And more funny situations!