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Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells #4)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  7,786 ratings  ·  794 reviews
Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy!

Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself—w
Paperback, 361 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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I will read this, because I highly enjoyed the first 2 Heather Wells novels. I hated the third, so I hope this gives me a better ending!


While this wasn't nearly as good as the first two books, it was infinitely better than the awful third book, so I enjoyed it on that alone. There was definitely something lacking with this one, though.

My main problem is that I feel like a lot of Heather's spark has disappeared. I found myself caring a lot more about Tania and Jordan throughout this entire
4.5 stars

I hadn’t realised how much I missed Heather, Cooper and the rest of these insane characters, until I finally got to be with them again in Size 12 and Ready to Rock. I waited so long for the release of this book and I’m pleased to say that despite the long wait, it did not disappoint.

We’re thrown back into Heather’s chaotic life at the death dorm Fischer hall. Normally with students dying left, right and centre Heather is up to her neck with trying to find the killer and always trying to
Jan 02, 2012 Veronika marked it as to-read
OMG!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
Natalie (Natflix&Books)
Really more like 3/3.5, but it's Heather Wells...

I've loved this series since the beginning. I've read and re-read the first 3 books over and over anxiously waiting for the next one. I waited and waited and checked her website and waited...and then, frankly, just kind of forgot about it. The books in her series usually come out about once a year and it seems like at least 3 of her books are published every year, but for whatever reason it has been 5 long years since the last book in this series
Howdy YAL
Really this one deserves 2.5 stars, but I'm feeling generous especially since it mentioned Cupcake Wars.

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I was really excited for this book to be released. I love the Heather Wells series. Heather Wells is an engaging character, someone you can relate too. And I love that while the titles mention her size, it's not what the novel is about. Plus, she has a healthy body image unlike some books that will not be mentioned. In fac
4.5/5 stars.

It's been a long time since I read my last Heather Wells book. So I was super happy to have a new book in the series. Heather is a wonderful strong heroine. I just love her.

For those unfamiliar with the story: Heather used to be a pop star. Then her mom stole her money. And now she is the assistant director at a dorm at New York College.

When she was a singer she used to date Jordan (boyband singer). Until she found him in bed with Tania Trace (who now has the number 1 song in the cou
After a five year pause she puts it all the way in June??? Of for the love of...

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The Heather Wells series is one of the funnest and funniest one that I have read from Meg Cabot. The series has murder, mystery, romance and funny moments ! Who wouldn't love it ? When I saw that there would be another book in the series, I was so excited I couldn't wait to get a copy for myself. Then, I saw that it was available on Edelweiss and I almost died out of happiness. I waited 5 years for the release of this book, so you can understand my exci
Get ready to dive back into world of Heather Wells as she once again finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation!

Size 12 and Ready to Rock is different to the previous three books in the series. There's new characters (as well as the return of some old ones), it's set during summer vacation, Heather and Cooper are finally a couple (and in my opinion, a bad-ass crime fighting team!), and we finally get to meet Cooper's crazy family!

Having read almost all her books I've found that one of
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
Initial Impressions 7/30/12: Oh Meg Cabot. How I love you and Heather Wells. It's been a long time since I read Big Boned (the previous book in the series), but I'm glad to say that I still adored Heather Wells and even if I did forget some, it's pretty easy to jump right back in! I'm a little biased with the 5 stars just because I love this series, but it's just so much fun! Heather & Cooper - So much fun to pick their story back and up and I really liked how we get to know a lot more about ...more
Straight up and to the point...this book is funny fluff. If you are looking for a serious read, this isn't it. If you are looking for an all around laugh out loud, we're just here to entertain you read, then you've come to the right book.

The Heather Wells series is based on a former child pop star who's money was squandered by others and now she works as an assistant director in a college residence hall. Heather is witty and irreverant and isn't afraid to go one step further than she should when
I thought the heather wells books series was great and can't wait for this ones release
The fourth book in the Heather Wells Mysteries and I have to say I enjoyed it just as much as the others.

This book had a bit of a different format to it than the previous three, in the way that the mystery actually came about, and also who it was about. It was nice to actually have it mixed up a little bit, and to change the format.

It felt like this would be the last in the series, although it was left open enough that it could continue from here. If there were to be more books, I’d happily read
Jac (For Love and Books)
I love Heather Wells, a few years back I was looking for a good fluffy book and I remembered how much I loved Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble series, so I started hunting down more from her adult books and was quickly hooked on Heather Wells. It's been five years since the last book in this series (Big Boned) came out and I was thrilled when I saw that there was a new one!

Meg Cabot's writing stays consistent with her other adult novels, hilarious and heartwarming! These books really are the perfect
Mickey Reed
I seriously love Meg Cabot. Really, I do. While this didn't feel like a typical Meg Cabot novel, I still really enjoyed this. It's a bit of a murder mystery, as that is what Heather Wells always finds herself in the middle of, but there wasn't too much mystery to it. Everything pretty much gets told to the reader, so there is no wondering 'whodunit.' It's more of how it all is going to turn out, basically. Either way, Heather is back, Cooper is sexy, and the rest of the gang is just hilarious. I ...more
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

Wow, I have been following this series since the beginning and I am finding that it only gets better! I was worried that it would only be appropriate for the younger readers, but I’m over 50 and I very much can appreciate what the author has to say in these mysteries.

While I don’t think it is imperative to read the previous books to get up to speed, (the author does a fantastic job with back-story in this book) I suggest you do, only because they are really
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Welcome to the world of Heather Wells, the new assistant residence hall director for New York College and former pop teen sensation who once more finds that hoping for a nice quiet summer off, isn't going to happen. When she is called by the campus police late one evening for a report of late night partying and an apparent unconscious student, her new life is about to go through the roof. When she learns that the vacant school's building is being used for a paintball party, she immediately tries ...more
The Heather Wells series is one of my favorites from Meg Cabot. Picture a pop-star-in-the-past (I always think of Jessica Simpson) who looses pop-star status after she breaks up with her boy-band boyfriend (okay, now picture Nick Lachey)and decides to go to college and becomes a mystery-solving college dorm resident advisor. Each of the books includes a murder mystery and Heather is very realistic - she isn't looking for trouble, just trying to do her job as best she can. In this case, ex-boyfri ...more
Once Upon
I really didn't know what to expect when I first started reading this book. The title sounded really funny and the cover looked really pretty, so I was eager to read it.

Heather Wells is a former teen pop star who now works at New York college as an assistant residence hall director of Fischer Hall. Her character is pretty funny and spunky and always ready to solve a great mystery. Tania Trace, the new teen pop sensation and also Heather's ex-boyfriend's new wife, is hosting a reality show at Fi
Book #4 in Cabot’s quirky mystery series, Size 12 and Ready to Rock has assistant resident director Heather Wells dealing with a dorm full of hormone-crazed young teen girls who are spending summer in the city at New York College to attend the Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp hosted by none other than singing sensation Tania Trace, who is married to heartthrob Jordan Cartwright, who is Heather’s ex and the brother of private investigator Cooper Cartwright, who is Heather’s roommate and almost-brand-ne ...more
Heather Wells has been through a lot. Once a pop music teen sensation, she hit a downward spiral that landed her broke, abandoned, and without a place to live or a job. Eventually she managed to get back on her feet and is now the assistant director of Fischer Residence Hall for New York City College attempting to get a degree when she is just shy of 30. She's slowly pieced her life back together and is recently engaged. Just when things start looking just about perfect her ex-boyfriend, Jordan, ...more
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Meg Cabot did a great job with this book. At first it was a little hard to jump into the book because I've never read a Heather Wells book, so I was familiarizing myself with her as a character. After I did, it was easier to understand what was going on and the pieces all fell in to place.

I love how Meg captured a real life relationship issue that happens all the time and it used in this book. And how it affects people's life, and the
This is my first novel by Meg Cabot. I found the story and writing style fun, funny, and enjoyable.

This is the fourth book featuring Heather Wells but perfectly easy to slide right into the story. Told first person, Heather catches the reader up on the back story without belaboring any of it then bulldozes right into the different relationships and where they stand today. And all the old relationships (so I gathered) are present and accounted for.

Heather was a teen rock star. Her light dimmed,
Death dorm claims another life. Over the summer, Tania Trace, Heather's ex's superstar wife, hosts 50 young teen divas in Death Dorm, er, Fischer Hall.

Romance was better in this book, but teens were annoying and mothers were worse. Way too much estrogen in this book for me.

* Cooper Cartwright is just such a cool guy
* Heather Wells, not just forgiving boyfriend stealer, Tania Trace, but helping and protecting her
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Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

Meg Cabot, for me, was leaving a lot to be desired with her most recent releases in the young adult age group, and even her vampire series, which she released a couple of years ago as an adult fiction series, was a disaster.

Thankfully, she came back with a vengeance by writing another installment in her Heather Wells Mysteries series. After having read this one, my faith in Cabot is slowly returning. Save for the aforementioned books, I have alw
God, I love this series.

Heather Wells is one of my favorite heroines. She's comfortable with herself despite her faults. She's intelligent and brave and funny. She's supportive and can be motherly...but also likes to have a strong drink sometimes to get away from the stupid. Heather makes the narration feel like I'm sitting around, listening to my friend's story.

And can I talk about my love for Cooper? I seriously adore that man. He's snarky and clever and he just GETS Heather. The two of them t
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the publisher through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.

It has been almost five years since Big Boned came out, and I was really excited to revisit Heather Wells. I loved the first two books, was a bit meh on the third, but overall had very fond memories of the teen pop star turned residence hall assistant director who solved murders in her spare time.

All the things that annoyed me about the third book were gone in this one, and Cabot took all
I totally agree with Alex's review of this. While I enjoyed the book, all in all, the Heather-Cooper spark is as good as gone. I knew it! They got together too soon!!!
Anyway, I found Tania the best thing about this. No longer a caricature, she was quite relatable. Also Jordan seems to be growing up (slowly).
I'll read the last one, if only for closure, but during Heather's and Cooper's talks about children (not wanting any) and eloping (Brangelina they are not! So why the fuss?) I found myself wo
Nicole Long
This was a fun book and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! It is more of a 3.5 for me. It is a part of a series that I am planning on going back to the beginning to read what I missed, and in the future that could change my rating for this book. I enjoyed the fluffy mystery, the humorous characters, and the quirkiness of the main character. I also liked that it met one of my needs for a bookclub challenge (number in title!)!
I like this one the best so far in the series since it gives more story line on why things happen to Heather and the other main characters. This one was easy to follow, but still super cute; the only thing that bugged me was Jordan. That guy cannot be that stupid, but other then that, an amazing read.
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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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