Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

Heather Wells is a former teen pop star turned assistant dorm director. Ooops. I mean assistant residence hall director. While this could be considered an unlikely career change, Heather likes her job and the people she works with. Just one little problem. People keep ending up getting killed and her residence hall is aptly dubbed “Death Dorm”.

In this second Heather Wells mystery, a well liked cheerleader is found with her head in a pot on the stove in the cafeteria. Fortunately, the police have Heather around to ask the right people the right questions because Chris Noth isn’t around when you need him.

It’s not really necessary to read SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT to enjoy SIZE 14 IS NOT FAT EITHER, but there’s a nice foundation of the characters if you do.

You’ve heard of eye candy? Well to me, this series is brain candy. It’s a fun mystery that you have to divorce yourself from a certain degree of believability, but that’s what makes it so enjoyable. This isn’t Agatha Christie, but it isn’t meant to be.

I really enjoy having a protagonist who is real. Whether you’re a size 12 or a size 2, you can relate well to Heather. She’s a modern day Nancy Drew who likes cream cheese and bacon on her morning bagel and has a crush on the barista boy at her local Starbucks. She also has to occasionally lie down on her bed in order to zip her jeans. My kind of girl! Heather is someone I would like to hang out with, and that’s part of what makes this series so good. Well thought out characters.

Now you aren’t going to over-exert your gray matter reading this book but you aren’t going to lose any brain cells either. The mystery aspect is a little thin. Your hand is held along the way. But you will be entertained by Heather as she stumbles along solving the mystery of the be-headed cheerleader.

I am going to be running down to buy BIG BONED, the third Heather Wells mystery as soon as possible because I can always use a book that makes me laugh out loud. I just love getting those funny looks from people in waiting rooms, don’t you?

Reviewed By: Terri


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