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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

(Heather Wells #2)

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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  28,430 ratings  ·  1,121 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 having a ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published November 8th 2006)
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Another cute one! Intrigued by this Tad guy. Disappointed in Cooper.
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 Either" would lose some of
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Beth
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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Sarah
Jul 17, 2007 rated it it was ok
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 G
Oct 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, mystery
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.
Anna
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I've been revisiting my high school Meg Cabot faves this year and it has been so fun. As I said with the Mediator series, I'm not sure if I loved this because of nostalgia or if it's because it's actually good? I think you'd enjoy it if you like chick lit. It's like Bridget Jones meets Veronica Mars.

I will admit that the writing often feels very mid-2000s in that it has some weight shaming and a few comments about homosexuality that aren't 100% PC. Nothing overly offensive, just not... great. F
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Isla
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Jessica
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Thenia
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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, es
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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 this b
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Summer
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 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.
Alaina
Wow these books just keep getting better and better. Now I only just finished the second book but I haven't lost any interest in this series and I think that's pretty good. (view spoiler) ...more
Adriana C
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars
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 cliff ...more
Rachel
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Spencer
May 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
Heather Wells is not having a great day. Her ex-fiancee is getting married, the barista boy she's been semi-crushing on calls her fat, then her boss is gone because of an emergency room visit with a student, and to top it all off, a student's head is discovered simmering in a pot on top of a stove in the cafeteria. Of course, Heather can't help herself. She promises that this time she won't get involved in the investigation. But, of course, she does.

She begins collecting information,
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Beth
Jun 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Maya
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
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?
Michelle
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
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.
Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Another fun Meg Cabot book. I love this one as it is a cozy mystery series and I love me some cozy mysteries.
Elaine
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this instalment in the Heather Wells series. It's a fun, easy read with a nice (easy) mystery. It was really easy figuring out who the killer was but that didn't take away from the enjyoment of the book. But the (view spoiler) Didn't even remotely suspect that. Well played! And Heather is such a fun character and just as lovable as she was in ...more
Vedha K
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good... Wish Heather would get a happy y life and be early understood by someone. A good mystery.
Grace
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
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Camille
May 06, 2008 rated it did not like it
I picked up this book because it's the only one the library had at the time (all others were checked out) by Meg Cabot. My husband and I went on a cruise and I wanted some "junkfood" reading for the pool deck. =) I quite liked the other Meg Cabot book I read, so I thought this one looked promising.

Unfortunately... I turned out to be dead wrong. The ultimate stomach disturbance and regret from the Big Mac inevitably came upon me. This book was so stupid, it felt like a major waste of
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Leah Wolff
Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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 exercise so therefo
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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 p
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Alyssa Nelson
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, humor, 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 tha
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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)
  • Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)
  • Big Boned (Heather Wells, #3)
  • Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells, #4)
  • The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells, #5)
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