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Size 12 and Ready to Rock

(Heather Wells #4)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  11,209 ratings  ·  972 reviews
After dallying with sexy vampires and ingeniously reinterpreting the Dracula legend (Insatiable, Overbite), #1 New York Times bestseller Meg Cabot is ready to rock ’n’ roll once more with Heather Wells. The un-petite assistant New York City college dorm director and sometime sleuth is back in Size 12 and Ready to Rock—a delectable comedy mystery that proves once more that ...more
Paperback, 361 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was the best one of the series so far. Cute cute CUTE! But also like somewhat informative and meaningful? I just love Meg Cabot ok
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
This wasn't my favorite in the series, but there were some good moments. I definitely enjoyed it more than the third book. My biggest complaint is that the story was very slow considering the immediacy of the mystery. I did appreciate that it was different than the other books, which had quite similar mysteries. I also appreciate that Heather has stopped body shaming herself quite as often.
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
May 12, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Jan 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
OMG!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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I haven't read a Meg Cabot book in ages!!
So glad I finally found this on my kindle!
Just as cute and funny and crazy as all the books in the Heather Wells series!
And Cooper is sooooo adorable and yummy!!!

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Natalie (Natflix&Books)
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nasty Lady MJ
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
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
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
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
Andrea Guy
Size 12 and Ready to Rock is a hoot. Heather and her friends and the rest of crew at Fischer Hall aka "The Death Dorm" always make for good reading. If you haven't read any of the Heather Wells Mystery series, I suggest you start soon. This series is one part chick lit and another part mystery.

In this book Heather is trying to keep her relationship with her hunky PI landload/boss/ex boyfriend's brother a secret. Things aren't going well there. They aren't going well in Death Dorm either, becaus
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
After a five year pause she puts it all the way in June??? Of for the love of...
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it

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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
Sherri F.
Audio: 3 to 3.5 stars - #4 in Heather Wells/mystery series. I love this fun, easy read series (Heather is my inner/alter), w/the titles that don't do book or series justice. This installment was still good, esp. ending, but it just wasn't as good as #1-3 were for me, but I'm not sure how much, if any, the audio version played (only 1 of 4 listened vs read). For some series, I feel pretty close to the same regardless if I read or listen, but there's a few that I like reading better or listening b ...more
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Ashley Owens
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-loans
3.5 / 5 stars

These books, while not the most well-written, are absolutely adorable. I adore Heather and Cooper so damn much.

And I really loved seeing more of the Cartwright family, and having the plot be around Tania and Jordan. Was definitely a better mystery than the past ones.

Onto the next!
I thought the heather wells books series was great and can't wait for this ones release
Pretty sure Size 12 and Ready to Rock is my absolute favorite within this series. I was so fucking happy with the ending. I was actually jumping up and down fangirling and going completely ape shit. I loved everything about this book! It was just that good and meeting Cooper's family was highly entertaining. Jessica is probably my favorite sibling of all and I want to kidnap her and make her my best friend. Cooper was completely wonderful in this book and I just adore him with Heather. I serious ...more
The first time I read this book, I felt that something was missing. Maybe, I thought, it was because Cooper and Heather were finally together and the UST between them disappeared. But then I read it again and it was a feel good read, almost the same as the third book of the series. So maybe it was just because I read it in french the first time and the traduction was somehow lacking.
Wathever the reasons, I really appreciated the second read. Cooper and Heather are great together, as are their p
Patricia Burroughs
I love so much about this book. I give it a 4.8!

There are two things about the ending that I am not certain about and I think I would need to read the book in print to determine whether that might slide my score down a bit or send it up to a 5.

I guess I could check out a few reviews and see if anybody else noticed or had thoughts.
Mary H
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Still a solid installment, but it's not my favorite of the Heather Wells series. And the narrator, who I really liked for Size 12 is Not Fat and Big Boned gave two regular characters weird accents this time that they didn't have in the previous books so I don't know what was going on there. Thankfully Coop is around WAY more, which I always love.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I appreciate it even more since I work in higher head but it's chic lit with a mystery. It's a fun summer read. I can't get enough of them. Don't take them too seriously and just enjoy.
Crystal Hart
I liked the other books but just couldn't get going with this one. I guess I wasn't in the mood for it this time. I'll try it again later.
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Giving this book a 2 is stretching it. After starting the book, I immediately regretted it. The beginning was more of a poorly executed review of the previous 3 novels instead of actual exposition. But, I'm not one to give up on a book once I've started it, so I pushed on.
There were definite points in the book where I was reminded why I loved the Heather Wells stories so much when I was in high school (and why I was a fan of Meg Cabot in general). The actual story was interesting, but every time
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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Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
My Rating: 3.0

Obtained: Through Goodreads First Reads

I had never expected to win a Meg Cabot book from goodreads First Reads since Meg Cabot is so popular, and for a good reason, so I was extremely happy to win. I had never read Meg Cabot's Heather Wells series since it's not exactly aimed for teens, so I didn't know what I was getting into.

Just for the record, I hate starting a new series with anything later than the first book, which is the case I had with Size 12 and Ready to Rock, the fo
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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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  • Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)
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“I know it, but I'm going to let it go, because i'm the bigger person. Not literally but metaphorically as well. Because I believe what you put into the universe comes back at you times three, which is why I always try only to put good things, not horrible skinny bitch things, into the universe.” 11 likes
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