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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  24,824 Ratings  ·  1,040 Reviews
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 rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely hav ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 8th 2006)
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Another cute one! Intrigued by this Tad guy. Disappointed in Cooper.
Somewhere between book one ("Size 12 Is Not Fat") and book two "Size 14 Is Not Fat Either", I have completely fallen in love with the characters of the Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot. I enjoyed the first book but LOVED the second!

Although it may be tempting to side-step the first book for this absolutely hilarious read (I actually laughed out loud several times), don't! Author Meg Cabot references many incidents from the first book and a lot of the characters carry over. "Size 14 Is Not Fat E
Jul 22, 2013 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff-reads
I really wanted to like this book because I enjoyed the first one.

However, the CONSTANT body hating was so distracting and disappointing. The chapter that Heather goes to a frat party and judges every girls body and they way they dressed was so disappointing and honestly painful to read. She assigned each girl at the party by clothing size, ie "the 2's" etc and was extremely judgmental of any female character throughout the book who she deemed "skinny" or may have taken more time on their appear
Jul 17, 2007 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers
Another chick lit murder mystery, this is the sequel to Size 12 Is Not Fat and I'm not sure why I bought this one since I did not like the first one. I keep reading Meg Cabot's books hoping I'll like them, but it is very clear that her true calling is writing for pre-teens (she's the author of the Princess Diaries series). Her heroines are such complete airheads. They always act and sound like 12-year-olds and yet the intelligent, accomplished, handsome men always end up falling for their charm ...more
Julie - Book Hooked Blog
I read Size 12 and loved it, but about a third of the way into this book the main character, Heather, just really started getting on my nerves. I tried picturing her a million different ways and even tried to give her a different voice, but she was just obnoxious. She's the kind of girl I really don't like to even be around. I would describe her as silly or even ditzy. Not cute at all. By the end of the book, I was annoyed and just ready for the book to be over. I won't be finishing the series.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Not my favorite of the series so far, but towards the end it got SO MUCH BETTER. Can't wait to read the next installment and swoon.
I *love* Heather Wells. And I think I love this book even more than the first one. I had resisted reading Meg Cabot for a long time. I thought the titles of her books were cheesy and girlie. I didn't want to read another chick-lit novel that was focused on the heroine finding love and getting married. And this is precisely why I ended up loving her writing and her characters. Heather Wells is not a character that's all about finding love and getting married. She's a funny, insecure, but absolute ...more
Jul 10, 2015 Isla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
really cute "chick lit" book i rented from the library. i like to read "light" books before i go to bed, to fall asleep to. i learned my lesson, that reading horror books before bed is no bueno. this is a cute story by meg cabot, author of the popular "the princess diaries" series. its part of her heather wells detective series. heather wells is a retired 29 year old rock star (and size 14) who now works as the manager of "new york college" dorm where students have been getting murdered left and ...more
Mar 07, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, chicklit
I love these fun mysteries about a former pop star now working in a college dorm-- excuse me, residence hall. Heather is a delightful character, and the thrills and chills and complications of her life are great. I love it that she plays the guitar all night, working on her own songs, but wants to major in criminal justice, because frankly she wants to see justice done. She champions students, harasses the ones she knows are up to no good (for their own good) and even tries to talk a drug dealer ...more
Jun 19, 2017 Thenia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather's adventures continue when the head of a cheerleader shows up in a pot in the dorm cafeteria.

Heather intends to let the police handle the investigation this time, but when her friend pleads with her to make sure the real culprit is caught, she decides she can make some discreet inquiries. While Cooper is not happy about that and repeatedly cautions her to stay out of the case, she finds she can't do that, and he ends up escorting her to a couple of those inquiries himself, especially to
Norah Una Sumner
Real rating: 2.5

You know that a book is really bad when the only good part of it are the last 10 pages,and they are good mostly because of Reggie''the drug dealer''.The rest was pure hell.Heather freaking Wells,you are not 12 anymore,so will you stop acting like a child?Nope?Okay.The first part,Size 12 is Not Fat,was okay,but this one?Jesus Christ,reading this was a torture.I thought that Heather loves herself even though she's size 14 now,but nooooo.So much body hate...and the sad part is that
I thought this book was the usual feel-good-makes-you-laugh kind of book Meg Cabot is known for. It continues Heather Wells, former teen-pop sensation, mission to move on with her life as a residence hall director for a New York college. Once again a student has been murdered and Heather has to worm her way into solving the crime. I think so far this has to be my favorite Meg Cabot series, next to her Princess series. It was definitely a good book to read on a wet and rainy day. The ending even ...more
Beth (Ducky)
I love the mysteries in these books. They aren't necessarily original, but they are in the way they are solved. These books make me laugh while also spooking me here and there. They aren't really twisted with tons of plot twists, but they are a perfect mix of chick lit and mystery. They are light but they are also a tad scary at the same time.
Sherri F.
3.5 to 4 stars The name of this book (& all the books in this Heather Wells series) doesn't do the series justice. It's a light, fun, fluffy cozy mystery even though the deaths are fairly gruesome and a quick read. At first, I thought this one wasn't as good as the 1st I read (&in the series), Size 12 Is Not Fat but in other ways the mystery storyline was better. Either way, the main character, Heather Wells, is lovable and easy to get attached to and her personal story was left in a cli ...more
Masih sama kayak buku sebelumnya..yang dibaca setahun lalu (hadeeh, kebiasaan), si Heather masih tetep "ajaib" pikirannya, masih "lusting after" induk semangnya, si Cooper, dan mikir yang ngga2 kalau udah berhubungan sama yang bersangkutan. Dan, kali ini dia juga lagi2 terlibat dalam kasus pembunuhan.

Maunya Heather sih, dia udah ga mau ikut campur, tapi karena kepo is her middle name, maka Heather alih profesi. Dari asisten gedung tinggal (Heather menolak istilah asrama. Ga kekeluargaan, katanya
Aug 02, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second installment in the Heather Wells mystery series. Since I accidentally read the third book (Big Boned) first, reading Size 14 is Not Fat Either wraps up the series for me. The head of a girl who lives in Fisher Hall is found boiling in a pot on the stove in the cafeteria. Who killed this girl and why? Where is her body? Heather Wells, the assistant director of Fisher Hall, cannot resist the urge to find out the answers to these questions herself instead of waiting for the polic ...more
Prima patriotika
Dalam series ini, Heather dihadapkan pada masalah pembunuhan lagi yang kini lebih sadis. Ada kepala di temukan di dalam panci di cafetaria pemondokan!!! mengerikan!!!

Cooper si pemilik rumah yang ditumpangi Heather sudah mewanti-wanti agar heather tidak ikut campur, karena sudah merupakan pembunuhan yang sadis. Tapi si Heather kayanya emang punya naluri kepo tingkat tinggi dan gak bisa cuma diem doang dengan kasus yang ada. Tapi yang bikin senyam-senyum sendiri, meski geregetan dengan kekepoan He
Jun 28, 2010 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up because I was away and had literally nothin else to read. I'd never read the first one and was not at all encouraged by the blurb; I typically hate chick-lit and detest romance becoming involved in a crime story. However, I got through this book in a day (not, I hasten to add, because I couldn't put it down, rather it was just a very very light read) and by the end, I'd grown quite fond of Heather. I still didn't care who she would end up with, but I found her a likeable charact ...more
Jan 16, 2015 Maya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2015
Needed to balance out my more serious choices and thought this would be some enjoyable fluff based on the first book. Not worth the read at all. The main character was less enjoyable this time around (and she was pretty terrible the first time around the more I think about it) and the story just dragged on. I spent most of the time thinking was this necessary?
Jan 25, 2015 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Only 2.5 stars. I didn't like this one quite as much as the first. The murder mystery is on the gruesome side and more obvious to figure out who did it. Also, all the talk about food and size comparisons is distracting and somewhat annoying the second time around.
Confession: In spite of what I thought of Heather Wells in the first book of this series, I found myself loving her strange charm in this second book. While there were still a lot of things I found frustrating about her, I felt like the circumstances of the murder mystery in Size 14 really brought out the best of Heather Wells.

I definitely enjoyed Size 14 Is Not Fat Either and found Heather and the book itself a fun, entertaining read--something you don’t have to think about too hard either.

Jun 27, 2014 Grace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
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untuk cerita misterinya sendiri, aku gak terlalu suka. pertama terlalu gory *yucks, boiled head on the pot*, kedua penjahatnya terlalu straight forward, gak ada kejutannya, red herring-nya masak cuman pake nama yang sama aja, dan yang terakhir, uhhm ya... penjahatnya bodoh, (view spoiler). memang sih, ada juga tegangnya di bagian akhir plus kejutannya(baik)nya, tap ...more
Leah Wolff
Predictable. Average. But still slightly charming. Intrigued enough to continue with this character in the next installment, Big Boned. It also probably has something to do with my loyalty to Meg Cabot. I'll pretty much read anything she writes (yes, even the Abandon books).

Heather is actually a really difficult character to like. The body-shaming is really killing me. I understand that's the point of the character (I mean, look at the title) but it's literally every page. You don't like exerci
Size 14 is Not Fat Either is the second Heather Wells book that author Meg Cabot has written. In my opinion, its quite a bit better than the first. Granted, I did really enjoy Size 12, but now, the characters are more established for me. We already have a 'relationship' and I know what to expect from each of them. That being sad... Heather, Cooper, and all the rest STILL manage to throw some curve balls and keep the reader on her (or his) toes.

Heather, having passed her employee probational peri
Alyssa Nelson
Aug 25, 2011 Alyssa Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, romance, mystery
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either is a lot of fun. I don't think it's quite as funny as Size 12 Is Not Fat, but it still got quite a few laughs out of me. Meg Cabot certainly knows how to put people in a good mood with her books, which is why she's one of my favorite authors.

This book is a bit more serious than the previous one. I don't think this is a bad thing, it's just different. Actually, I liked that Heather had to deal with more than just the murder of the girl in the dorms (as if that isn't enou
Andrea Guy
The Heather Wells mysteries are the books I go to when I need to read something light and funny.

In Size 14 Is Not Fat Either the murder is a little more grisly. I mean, how often do heads get found in pots in residence halls kitchen. Not often.

The cast of character in this book (and all of the Heather Wells books) will have you rolling in the aisles. You get familiar faces like her ex Jordan Cartright and his brother Cooper, who is her landlord, boss and crush, Magda the cafeteria lady and now h
Kathryn Class
I picked this up on a whim at the library. I needed something to listen to in the car. The only thing I knew about thus book was that the author wrote The Princess Diaries series. I found this story charming. I enjoyed the mystery, the action and the resolution. The main character starts off mentioning that she wants to go back to college at age 29 & happens to work at one, but they're making her take a remedial math course before she can be admitted. She mentioned it do many times at the st ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Jade rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-quarter-1
This summer I was in my library and there was this book sitting right in front with the title Size 14 is not fat either and it just made me laugh. I thought it would be just a funny little story about a girl dealing with weight issues. When I started reading the book I realized that there was more to the story. The protagonist is washed up pop stat heather wells who now works as assistant dorrn director at new york colledge. The story starts out with a girls head being found in a pot in the caf ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable and captivating enough to read in just a few days. I really enjoyed the secondary characters in this one (Gavin and Reggie) and the introduction of new characters (Tom and Dad). There were a few seriously laugh-out-loud bits in the book, and the mystery suspense kept me engaged. Here comes the prude in me... where Size 12 is Not Fat used the big bad "F Word" less than a handful of times to make a real point, this book was pretty full of it. I know it's a college campus. I know we're de ...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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Heather Wells (5 books)
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