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

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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
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Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 8th 2006)
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Liisa
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...more
Sarah Null
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 (julie37619)
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.
Anna
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
Jessica
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
LiteraryLover
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
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
Beth
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...more
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
Jade
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
Rachel
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
Candace
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...more
Angie
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
Elisabeth
'Size 14 Is Not Fat Either' by Meg Cabot was exactly what I thought it would be - exciting, hilarious and full of romance and unexpected twists. It follows Heather Wells, who - not surprisingly - has stumbled upon another murder mystery, and she just can't resist carrying out her own private investigations. As she becomes entangled in a web of teenagers, drugs and a decapitated cheerleader, her perils are added to when her ex-con father shows up on her doorstep, wanting to live with her and 'mak...more
Amanda Caldwell
Jan 31, 2013 Amanda Caldwell rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
I loved this book. It was really cute, like the last one. I wonder where the third (and final) book will go? I thought the mystery was done really well and while Heather basically is sure she knows who the killer is, there's enough possible suspects throughout the story to still make you wonder. There was only a few slight annoyances. For example, we know Heather is slightly overweight, but Meg Cabot really makes her sound like a pig, constantly drooling over food. Really feeding into stereotype...more
Erica Alyson
Heather Wells a former pop singer works in college administration while earning credits to go to the school. Her ex fiance is a pop star (Jordan Cartwright) with a huge ego and has a hard time letting go of Heather.

When Heather and Jordan break up (before the series started) she moved in with his older sexier brother Cooper. Heather wants Cooper he doesn't seem to want her, but he is a private investigator and when murders start taking place around Heather the 2 of them get closer.

Her ex gets en...more
Alcelinia
Beuugh..... Baca penyelidikan lagi, bener2 nih ya si Heather ini demen bener jadi detektip di tempat dia kerja, kali ini penyelidikan ttg siswanya yg mati di kafetaria dengan kepala didalam panci dikompor iiiiwwww...... Tante Meg cabot serem bener sih,

Disini cooper ngaku kenapa dia gak pernah ajak heather kencan, karena bilang Heather adalah mantan ade nya dan gak mau jadi pelarian Heather, dan pengakuan Gavin kalo dia suka sama Heather.....

Penyelidikan meyerempet ke sindikat2 narkoba kelas ber...more
nurmawati
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bookczuk
This is a chick lit series I actually really like. I guess big boned girls who like caffe-latte, oreos and ice cream, (together or separately) resonate with me, even though I do a more responsible diet. In my heart of hearts, I still want all that stuff!

Heather Wells is just fun to read about. I've listened to all 3 books on CD on long drives and they've been refreshing and light. Good driving stuff, as you don't put your foot to the gas when the exciting stuff happens, as you might with a Harla...more
Grace
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Dani
I'm really enjoying this series. I never expected Meg Cabot to be the author of a mystery series, but she does a great job. Don't worry it is not a super intense, thriller kind of mystery. It's sort of a cozy mystery for the 25-35 crowd. No busy-body older ladies trying to solve murder with knitted products or baked goods. Heather Wells is a former pop star who has had a rough few years. On the bright side, she has a job that she loves as the assistant director of a dorm (ahem... residence hall,...more
Daphne
While I wasn't blown away by the first book, I really liked the humor and characters in this book.

Heather, as always, was pretty witty, and her relationships with her friends and family were enjoyable. I liked the fact that she wasn't as whiny and teenagerish as she had been in the first book, however, she still seemed to blast into situations without thinking about the consequences and the potential collateral damage.

I really like that Cooper and Heather's romance is sort of a slow burn. I'm t...more
LibraryCin
This is the second book in Meg Cabot's Heather Wells series. A former pop star, Heather now works at a dorm (residence hall) at New York College. When a cheerleader's severed head is found in the cafeteria kitchen, Heather promises not to get involved in the investigation by trying to solve it herself. Of course, she just can't seem to help herself, which results in trouble for her.

I really enjoyed this, as I did the first one. I think it's more chick lit with a mystery thrown in, but it's also...more
Melissa Meyer
I just really really love this series! I was wary when I picked up the first book and didn't really know what it would be about but these books are so funny and definitely keep up the suspense! There is love, drama, mystery and just ugh so good!
Sandi
So, the Heather Wells saga continues. A funny, light read with a murder mystery twist. Looking forward to seeing what shenanigans Heather gets herself into, in Book 3. =)
Rose
I really enjoyed this book. I'm even smiling while writing this review. I read this book during an unhappy period of my life and it made smile and laugh out loud more than once. It's not going to win any literay awards but it wins the award for making my day a little brighter and making me forget my troubles for a little while.

I would recommend this book if you're looking for something light and easy to read that will make you laugh but also has an interesting plot. I haven't read Size 12 Is Not...more
Kris
4 STARS

"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 having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the firs...more
Megan
In this sequel to Size 12 is Not Fat, Heather Wells is again faced with a gruesome murder in what those on campus have started calling 'Death Dorm'. Against the wishes of her roommate and crush, Cooper, she, yet again, sticks her nose where it doesn't belong in an attempt to solve the crime before another murder takes place. All the while, Heather is still having to deal with the mixed signals of her pop star ex, and now she's grappling with her relationship with her father who just got released...more
My Little Book World
This is the second book in the Heather Wells series. I really liked the first so, of course, I have to read the others! This book was just as good as the first.

The story starts out with a pretty gruesome murder in the kitchen of Fisher Hall where Heather is an assistant dorm director. Despite her promises to friends and Cooper, her hot landlord and brother of her ex Jordan, that she will not get involved, it doesn’t take long for her to get dragged into the investigation. She doesn’t feel the po...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...more
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