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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either PDF, ePub eBook 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 hav 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!

30 review for Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Reads Ravenously

    Another cute one! Intrigued by this Tad guy. Disappointed in Cooper.

  2. 4 out of 5

    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 E 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 the sparkle if you don't have all the background. Really looking forward to reading the third in the series, "Big Boned" (a.k.a. "Size Isn't Everything"). If you're looking for a funny, entertaining and easy-to-read light-thriller, then this is the book for you.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    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 their appear 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 their appearance than she did. Combatting body discrimination/hate with body discrimination/hate is not a solution. I really wanted her to be a character who owns who she is, despite what society might say about her weight or appearance, but she continuously tears others and herself down the entire book. The constant inner dialogue of "maybe I could be a size 8 if I wouldn't eat so much fried chicken oh well here goes!" And "Cooper will never date me because I'm unattractive" was frustrating. I fully understand that many, many women operate this way, but I was hoping for a confident character who wouldn't be controlled by societal beauty standards with a title like "size 14 isn't fat either." So really, with a title like that, why are there so many instances of Heather calling herself fat and deeming her body as undesirable throughout this whole book?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    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 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 in the end. Cabot should stick to writing for tweens and I should remember not to buy her books in the future.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Julie G

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    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 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 absolutely likable, late 20-something who is still figuring out who she is and what she wants. I love the humor in the novels and the way that the character development is very consistent and solid. I love that this is basically just a fantastic realistic fiction series but with the mystery element, you want to read this even more. I love this series and I'm dying to get my hands on Big Boned next!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sara (sarawithoutanH)

    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 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. For example, it mentions that the college basketball coach is gay and one of the team members acts really weird about it. The main character, Heather, is usually not the one making those comments, but I still thought I'd mention it in case it might bother anyone. I do wish that Heather would love her body a little bit more. I can understand being unhappy with the way you look, but she's very down on herself in the narrative. It's clear that most of the people around her think she looks fine.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Isla

    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 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 right, earning it the nickname "death dorm." this is not the first in the series, but it was the only one i could get a hold of in the library. apparently, heather wells has some experience kicking ass and taking names of killers, even when her PI roomate and secret love of her life and the New York police force encourage her to stay out of things. i found this book at the top of the "best chick lit" list here on good reads. i definitely wasn't disappointed. this book was very funnny, cute and entertaining. i want to read more of this series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    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 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 into going back to his parents' banana plantation. She's a wonderful, genuine person, and I can't wait to read the next one!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Thenia

    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, especially to 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, especially to the (view spoiler)[fraternity that houses the dealer that the dead girl was involved with, who ended up being the one who strangled the girl, followed by his psychotic brother's cutting of her head to send a message to those who mess with the fraternity and their drug selling "enterprise" (hide spoiler)] . Heather also has to deal with the reappearance of her father who was recently released from prison and would like to mend his relationship with her. She is wary of his motives to say the least and is more than hesitant to accept his word, but (view spoiler)[Cooper invites him to stay at their place until he gets back on his feet, so she inevitably spends some time with him and they get reacquainted (hide spoiler)] . In the end, Heather (view spoiler)[manages to solve that case as well, but nearly loses her life again in the process, when she willingly falls into the brothers' trap in order to save the life of one of her charges. She does pretty well by herself, but eventually Cooper and the police come to her rescue and, under the influence of a roofie she'd been forced to drink, she confesses her love to Cooper, and everyone else around her, which she hopes will mask the truth that she's still not ready to admit to. When she finally sobers up, she bites the bullet and asks Cooper why he never asked her out and he tells her that he does not want to be her rebound guy. As luck would have it, she soon meets her new math professor, who seems like the perfect candidate for that role (hide spoiler)] . Another engaging story that is still missing the romantic happy ending that I'm looking forward to reading hopefully in Big Boned next. Previous book reviews: ✦ Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)

  12. 4 out of 5

    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 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 body hate mostly comes from Heather herself.Cooper is quite annoying to be honest.He's more of a father figure to Heather than her father is.Dude,she is obviously not in love with your brother so shut the hell up.I did like Tom and Reggie(❤),they are really cool.Everyone else? Well...I do have a message for them: Favourite quote: “Smiles like that should be against the law. Considering what they do to a girl.”

  13. 4 out of 5

    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 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 made me want to hurry and order the sequel.

  14. 4 out of 5

    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.

  15. 5 out of 5

    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)[Now Heather Wells is still the sassy older version of Nancy Drew. There's another murder to solve - which of course no one wants her to be apart of the investigation because of what happened or nearly happened to her during the last murder investigations. Oh, you know, when she almost died three times. Luckily 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)[Now Heather Wells is still the sassy older version of Nancy Drew. There's another murder to solve - which of course no one wants her to be apart of the investigation because of what happened or nearly happened to her during the last murder investigations. Oh, you know, when she almost died three times. Luckily her life is only really in danger maybe twice, well one was obviously more dangerous since knives and guns were involved but you never saw those coming. Honestly, I sort of knew who one villain one but I never would've guess three. Three villains for one murder seems a bit excessive and dramatic but Meg Cabot really ties it all together. Size 14 is Not Fat Either is pretty funny, highly entertaining, and wont disappoint you. I couldn't put this book down - that's how much I loved it. I honestly can't wait to dive into the next book! I'm still rooting for Cooper and Heather to end up together!! (hide spoiler)] Is it bad that I really want to say: "Bring on the next murder" ..?

  16. 4 out of 5

    Adriana C

    4.25 stars

  17. 4 out of 5

    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 cli 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 hanger, and I can't wait to get to the next one to find out what happens. It's not any great literary work, but just fun, enjoyable entertainment. Heather Wells is a 29 yr old former teen pop star who is now working as an Asst Dorm (Residence Hall) Director so she can get free college tuition (for criminal justice), because she missed out when she was younger & her mother ran off to S. America with all her money. In this edition, her ex, Jordan Cartwright, who is also a struggling pop star is marrying the rising singer he cheated on Heather with the previous year. At the dorm cafeteria, a popular cheerleader's head is discovered and everyone tells Heather to stay out of it because she almost got herself killed the last time she got involved (about 5 months ago -- the 1st book of the series), including Cooper Cartwright who is not only her ex-fiance's estranged brother but her landlord/p.t. boss (he's a PI & does his billing)/friend and crush. Oh, her long-time incarcerated dad (tax evasion) gets out and wants to make amends. It's feast or famine for Heather--which is the story of my life too!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    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 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 police to do their job. I found this book to be a lot more plausible than the first book. The police are not portrayed as bumbling idiots this time and the mystery of “who done it” was more mysterious. Heather is charming and funny and there is a lot less of the annoying dorm/residence hall thing than there was in the first book. I’ve listened to all three books in this series on audio and the first (Size 12 is Not Fat) and third are both narrated by Justine Eyre and this one was narrated by Kristin Karios. It was strange listening to another voice read Heather and all her friends at first – I had just assumed that Justine would narrate since she narrated the other two in the series. Also, Kristin had some trouble with some of the foreign accents which was distracting when listening to a character with an accent speak. Overall this series is light and fun – I’m glad I read it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    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, so that she 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, so that she can "pass it on to the cops." Naturally. That's all it is. But she gets deeper and deeper into the underbelly of student life and she can't help but continue her spiral into investigating. Heather is a lot more likable in this one. She doesn't mention her weight quite so often (she does mention her affinity for eating, but that doesn't bother me. I've got quite an appetite myself). So, thankfully, I didn't feel like I was sitting through a Weight Watchers commercial with this one. Also, it was fun to see her out of her element a bit when she went to a frat party. Of course, Cooper is still hovering in the back of her mind (because of her love for him), but he wasn't quite as present in this one as the last (a pity because he's a great character).

  20. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    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 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 character and the basic storyline was quite good too. The writing style though, or lack of as the case may be, was abysmal. The tense made the speech disjointed in parts, and there were some very questionable grammatical choices made throughout. The romance was tedious, but I am biased against that, admittedly. Overall, the quality of the writing was poor but as a quick, easy read it was OK and the author did a fair job of making her characters likeable and had a good go at creating an interesting enough storyline.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maya

    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?

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    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.

  23. 5 out of 5

    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.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    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)[drug ring bust undercover Reggie is actually a fed named Brian totally got me out of nowhere! (hide spoiler)] Didn't even remotely suspect that. Well played! And Heather is such a fun character and just as lovable as she was in the first book. So overall, thi 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)[drug ring bust undercover Reggie is actually a fed named Brian totally got me out of nowhere! (hide spoiler)] Didn't even remotely suspect that. Well played! And Heather is such a fun character and just as lovable as she was in the first book. So overall, this was a very enjoyable experience and I'm looking forward to reading the third book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Vedha K

    Good... Wish Heather would get a happy y life and be early understood by someone. A good mystery.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I only picked up this book because (a) I needed a minimum of $10 to use my credit card at the used bookstore (b) I'd had okay luck with Meg Cabot's books before and (c) I didn't have time to look for anything else because I didn't feel like putting any more money in the parking meter. I usually just rate books and move on and I was chugging along okay, until the ending/reveal which completely offended my sensibilities mainly because the main character Heather has NO common sense whatsoever. like I only picked up this book because (a) I needed a minimum of $10 to use my credit card at the used bookstore (b) I'd had okay luck with Meg Cabot's books before and (c) I didn't have time to look for anything else because I didn't feel like putting any more money in the parking meter. I usually just rate books and move on and I was chugging along okay, until the ending/reveal which completely offended my sensibilities mainly because the main character Heather has NO common sense whatsoever. like how am I supposed to sympathize with you and root for you if you [spoiler alert] WALK INTO A FRAT PARTY where you *KNOW* the pair of murderer brothers will be there, WITHOUT backup, WITHOUT informing any proper authorities where you'll be, ESPECIALLY when one of SAID MURDERER BROTHERS HAS ALREADY MET YOU IN THE CONTEXT OF YOU BEING AN AUTHORITY FIGURE INTERESTED IN INVESTIGATING SAID MURDER, then try to pull off that you have a completely new identity? Then, after *THAT,* STILL DON'T BOTHER TELLING ANYONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?! At that point, you deserve to end up with your head boiled in a pot. also, there's no way someone with as much money as the Winers supposedly have are going to kill someone and ruin their entire futures over a gram of coke... not that I know from personal experience or anything but a gram of coke would barely last most legitimate cokeheads an hour. Most of the law enforcement in this novel is completely inept. You're telling me that undercover DEA agent had to lurk around a park for a whole year before getting ANY leads into who might possibly be running a huge undercover drug ring at a FRAT at a nearby college? Also, Copper or Cooper or whoever it is that she's all ga-ga over has the personality of a concrete sidewalk. I'd rather deal with Jordan's extravagant manboyness. Some smile-worthy moments and a quick read but I still want my $6 back. re-scored a copy of Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay so I guess it was worth it, lol. edit: also, I know the whole thing about being fat is supposed to be one of those "oh, she's a real girl! look how fleshed out she is, literally AND figuratively! because, you know, SHE'S FAT AND SHE LIKES TO EAT FRIED CHICKEN" is hella annoying. it's fine to mention it but especially in the frat party scene where Meg Cabot was portraying all the "size 2s" as these airheaded bimbos, it just gets grating. being thin doesn't mean you're automatically a vapid, empty-headed person, which that scene seems to imply. liking to eat fried chicken is not a fat-girl-with-soul type of thing. everyone likes fried chicken. the end.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    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 time. And th 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 time. And that's not because I "can't" appreciate junkfood, I most certainly can. (Bring on the sour cream and onion Lay's and the Ben and Jerry's.) However, this was no Ben or Jerry. It was more like a stale Peep. At first, the story definitely had a little charm. Washed up tween star makes it in the big city as a dorm supervisor for a local college and lives with a nice guy, whom she has a major cruch on, rent free. However, that's where the charm ends and the Bowinkle moments begin. Not only was the story completely hap-hazard and beyond my suspension of disbelief, but it was very poorly written. It was downright lazy and sloppy. I cannot do sloppy, not even in junkfood books. For example, Heather states that she has closed her eyes. Then she talks to her friend, and he says something to her. She says that he looks sad. Then, she says, she opens her eyes. So... tell me, how is it that you can see that your friend looks sad? Through your gecko-like see-through eyelids? Where is your EDITOR! Lazy, lazy, sloppy, and lazy. Ick. The book is chuck full of these blunders. That may seem picky to you, but even if that were the only thing, the book would be nowhere near publish-worthy in my opinion. Storyline is a mess, character development poor, etc. etc., I could go on all day. The worst part is, I did not even have that high of expectation going into this book, so I am sorely disappointed. Needless to say, I'm all set with Heather Wells.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leah Wolff

    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 exerci 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 therefore you have no confidence and you hate anyone who is skinnier than you, we get it. Can we get on to some character development please? It's the second book of the series, it would be great to move on just a bit... she doesn't have to get in shape, she just needs to accept who she is now, not the pop star she was when she was eleven. **spoiler starts here Going off that, I agree with Cooper. I like how level-headed he is. No, she isn't still in love with Jordan, but he would be the rebound. She also needs to like herself before she should get into a relationship. That being said, I'm curious to see where the thing with her professor goes. But the "mystery" was very predictable. There really wasn't a twist--except that Reggie was an agent. That part was a nice surprise. But I wasn't impressed with who the murderers were or why the cheerleader was so brutally disposed of. Sorry, not a memorable book but not the worst thing in the world.

  29. 4 out of 5

    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 peri 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 period, can now take classes at New York College. Oh, wait - first she has to pass remedial math. BUT the day that the spring semester starts, well... Heather and the rest of the staff at Fischer Hall (aka Death Dorm) find a girl's severed head in a pot in the residence hall cafeteria. EW. Here's the catch - where's the rest of her?? And why is she even dead in the first place? After promising Cooper (and the New York City Police Department) that she won't get involved in the investigation this time... well, Heather does anyway. Sure, she TRIES to stay out of it - but somehow, she gets sucked in and she's right back to investigating. Add in the drama of her ex-fiance's fast approaching wedding, her ex-con father suddenly reappearing in her life, and her unrequited love for Cooper, it amazing that Heather can keep her own head! I really liked this volume of the Heather Wells mysteries - I especially love the dynamic between Heather and Cooper... will they EVER get together??? I hope so. Guess I'll be reading the next book in the series to see! :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Nelson

    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 that isn't enou 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 that isn't enough, ha!). She has to face her father, her ex-boyfriend, and I think the next book will bring a final confrontation with her mom, which is much needed. I appreciate that this isn't just another mystery and that Cabot has Heather deal with these issues. It adds depth to all the characters involved. There were some parts that were slow, but for the most part, I couldn't put this book down. I kept wanting to know more and more about the mystery and about what would happen in Heather's personal life. The criminal(s) was/were a bit over the top, but that wasn't a huge issue for me, especially considering how the murder was played out. Overall, this is a quick, fun read that is guaranteed to at least put a smile on your face. The mystery and Heather's investigation are incredibly amusing and entertaining. I can't wait to see what else Heather is forced to deal with in Big Boned. Also posted on Purple People Readers.

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