Size 12 Is Not Fat
HEATHER WELLS ROCKS!
Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new si...more
Okay, let me summarize this book (style-spoiler, but I won't give away anything you couldn't guess after reading the back cover):
"I'm a size 12, which is, you know, the size of the average American woman. So I'm totally not fat or self-obsessed. I work in a dorm - I mean, residence hall. My boss is pretty and ambitious and thin, so she's a bitch. I used to be a teen-star but now I want to be a pre-med student even though I obviously have no clue what a medical profession would be like, only beca ...more
Don't let the title of this one fool you. The idea that the title gave me and the actually content of the book didn't mesh at all. I wasn't disappointed by what I got, it was just different.
In my opinion, the plot lines of the Heather Wells Mystery books aren't all that riveting. But Meg Cabot knows exactly what she's doing with her charact ...more
(I guess the title should have been warning enough. You don't have to convince me that a size 12 isn't fat, Heather [Meg] - maybe check in with yourself.) ...more
Has the Meg Cabot flair we all loved. Great beach read. Got a 3 because it was cute and I liked it but I didn't love it/wouldn't reread it.
Definitely want to see more of Cooper in the other books. ...more
The mystery side of the story is compelling--and a little hard to figure out, I must admit. Heather's love for Cooper is sort of over-the-top (given she just broke up with his brother four months ago!)--and icky. But I enjoyed Heather's spunkiness, and am willing to ...more
I'd never read anything by Meg Cabot before, but I've been intrigued by this for a while now. And it was...pretty solid? I liked Heather as a character. I liked her investigating the crimes and interacting with Cooper and her being all "HEY, STOP CALLING ME FAT WHEN I'M THE SAME SIZE AS THE AVERAGE U.S. WOMAN". All of that was great.
That said, I could have done without all the insipid song lyrics at the start of each chapter. I could have do ...more
The downside to "Size 12 is Not Fat" is that it took considerable time to get into the story and I did guess the culprit very early on however the positives include very likeable characters and an amusing and entertaining read.
I liked it enough to decide to read the next in the series, ...more
I also found the main character, Heather to be whiny and very unsure of her self. While reading, I had to keep reminding myself that she was 28 since her action and thought ...more
Heather is a 28-year-old washed-up teen pop-star who use to fill malls with screaming pre-teens and now is assitant director ...more
-Pop culture references crammed into every possible space and most of the time completely irrelevant.
-Frequent phrases being thrown around. The title (Size 12 is Not Fat), the constant correction of 'dorm' to 'residence hall' (Heather Wells, the narrator, corrects herself AND everyone around her), and the fact she ...more
Total fluff but a fun read nonethel ...more
In a few words - the romance was extremely thin, not really any communication, fun/sexy dialogues or relationship with Mr Right.
And what about that silly murder inquiry? Implausible from the start.
I suppose the redeeming feature was to be the 'fun' and funny? situations and Heather's over the top and cute interior monologues. Well not for me. Actually Heather managed to get o ...more
Our heroine Heather Wells is a former teen pop star now trying to put herself through college by working in a residence hall. Shortly after the semester begins, young girls start plunging to their death in the elevator shaft. Heather can't help herself and starts investigating and then finds herself the target of a murderer. The mystery was fun ...more
I like Heather Wells and I'm not afraid to say it. Her experience as a pre-Britney, pre-Miley tween queen has brought her to New York University, working part time as a dorm, I mean residence hall, assistant.
The whole dorm, I mea ...more
I abso-freaking-lutely loved this book!
Every goddamn page made me laugh and want more. I loved the main character, Heather Wells. She was like a funnier and sassier version of Nancy Drew. I loved every character, even the villain and her ex-fiancé. The villain, who I sort of suspected but not until the last minute, was so good! The ex kind of annoyed me a lit ...more
Heather now works in a dorm, which the school calls a "residence hall in one of NY top colleges. Of course, then a murder happens... and then another--- so now Heather will be a 'spunky girl detective'
This is definitely a chick-lit mystery and it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Others have liked this cozy- so I would take my re ...more
I really enjoyed this book on reread. However, when I read it in 2013 I gave almost everything 5 stars and this is not a 5 star read. That being said, its a really fun chick lit/ cozy mystery mash up that I haven't read before. We follow Heather Wells. She is a former pop star who peaked at age 18 and now has decided to go to college. She is no longer a pop star because her boyfriend Jordan (also a pop star) encouraged her to tell the record label (aka his da ...more
I hope that my local library has the sequel to this book because I can't wait to find out what will happen to our ...more
Somehow it's a bit sad when you reread and have to give less stars than the first time around.
That's why I always leave my original rating up in the section that actually counts ;)
Younger me loved this (four freaking years ago - I checked in my reading journal - woooah), so why not!
Interesting to see how we develop as readers and as people over time.
This is also the reason I am anxious to reread my absolute favourites...
Still really enjoyed this; after all, I ...more
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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 ...more
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make your way
Back from the edge
No one knows what
Can't be known
'Cause when you start
You're all alone
But take enough steps
Take enough steps
Take enough steps
Someday you'll be home
---Heather Wells, Untitled”