Thursday, May 07, 2015

Book Review: Size 12 is Not Fat - Meg Cabot

Size 12 is Not Fat - Meg Cabot
Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)
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 resulf 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 he 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...

2/5 stars (it was ok)
I actually did not like Heather very much and it really got old her says she was a size 12 and it wasn't fat.  I really liked Cooper and think a book about him and how he became a P.I. would have been more interesting.  The killer was surprising and not who I thought it would be.  I'm not sure I would read more books in this series.

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