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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (edition 2007)

by Meg Cabot

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Title:Size 14 Is Not Fat Either
Authors:Meg Cabot
Info:Pan Books (2007), Paperback, 356 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:fiction, chick lit

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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 having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.)

Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College 14a 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 14where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for 14it's her torso that's AWOL.)

Surrounded by hysterical students 14with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls 14Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems 14and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives 14it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
fast read. quick mystery. ( )
  anglophile65 | Mar 8, 2016 |
This is the second in the "Heather Wells Mystery" series and crosses the cozy mystery and romantic comedy (women's fiction, chick lit, however you want to phrase it).

I enjoyed the book and the writing and had some laugh out loud moments. Author writes very interesting characters and after reading the first book (hit and miss moments), I very much wanted to know what happened next with them. I'm actually not a fan of most mystery stories and that runs true to this book too -- I really could care less about the mystery, clues, or resolution.

The story was a fast paced one, very well done, and made a quick read. Took care of some bits in first book that disturbed me (spoiler only if you have not read the first book namely the drug dealers in neighborhood she got friendly with and the sudden slip back into sex with the ex). "How" would lead to spoilers.

While I was not reading for the mystery, this one was a much more plausible one through the murder, the clues and motives, and the resolution than first in series. Not sure if that would make it more boring for readers reading this for the mystery or more enjoyable as more the traditional here's-what-happened, here are some clues along the way, and here's the resolution.

The romance sucked. Badly. Not the writing of it; but, the actual story/plot of it. She got her rebound guy--she was alternately glad to have and bored with. The sudden death ending made some changes redeeming; but, kinda too little, too late after the dreck reader had to put up with (what was with author's fascination with a guy's forearms?). Cost a half star on my rating so that if goodreads allowed half stars, would rate 3½.
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  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This is the second in the "Heather Wells Mystery" series and crosses the cozy mystery and romantic comedy (women's fiction, chick lit, however you want to phrase it).

I enjoyed the book and the writing and had some laugh out loud moments. Author writes very interesting characters and after reading the first book (hit and miss moments), I very much wanted to know what happened next with them. I'm actually not a fan of most mystery stories and that runs true to this book too -- I really could care less about the mystery, clues, or resolution.

The story was a fast paced one, very well done, and made a quick read. Took care of some bits in first book that disturbed me (spoiler only if you have not read the first book namely the drug dealers in neighborhood she got friendly with and the sudden slip back into sex with the ex). "How" would lead to spoilers.

While I was not reading for the mystery, this one was a much more plausible one through the murder, the clues and motives, and the resolution than first in series. Not sure if that would make it more boring for readers reading this for the mystery or more enjoyable as more the traditional here's-what-happened, here are some clues along the way, and here's the resolution.

The romance sucked. Badly. Not the writing of it; but, the actual story/plot of it. She got her rebound guy--she was alternately glad to have and bored with. The sudden death ending made some changes redeeming; but, kinda too little, too late after the dreck reader had to put up with (what was with author's fascination with a guy's forearms?). Cost a half star on my rating so that if goodreads allowed half stars, would rate 3½.
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  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
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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 having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.)

Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!

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Pop star-turned-detective Heather Wells begins her second semester as an assistant dorm director only to find herself investigating the grisly beheading of a campus cheerleader.

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