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Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Posted by Caitie F on March 3, 2010

Title: Size 12 is Not Fat

Author: Meg Cabot

Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: Avon A (HarperCollins)

ISBN: 978-0060525118

Rating: ++++

Summary (from AllReaders):

“Heather Wells was a former teen rocker who has fallen on bad times. She has lost her boyfriend, a recording contract and her Mother ran off with her life savings to another country to top it all off she has also gained a bit of weight. She is now a *gasp* size 12 not the size 2-6 she used to be. She has decided to change her life she is now living in the top floor of a house that belongs to her ex-boyfriends brother for the price of doing his detective agency’s books. Heather is also pursuing her college degree and helping to fund this by being an Assistant Dorm Director at one of New York City’s top colleges.

Suddenly there is a death in her dorm that Heather can’t explain away as easily as everyone else. Heather knows these kids and knows that elevator surfing is just not done by girls, especially by one who is quiet and reserved. Then another body turns up and Heather decides if no one else will listen to her she will investigate things on her own. Heather starts asking a lot of questions and in turn starts to put together a theory of who the real killer is. She is right but will he knowing the killer also make her a target?


I went into this book knowing nothing about it. I didn’t even read the summary on the back of the book. I picked it up because I love Meg Cabot and the title made me very very happy since it is so true no matte rwhat our society says.

I really enjoyed the book. There were a lot of quirky characters. How can anyone not love Magda (and be disappointed that she isn’t in it more)? I wanted to smack the people I was supposed to smack, and got exasperated at Cooper when he wouldn’t take Heatehr seriously.

I don’t read many mysteries, even though I really like them. I laways try to figure out who it is, and a lot of times I can figure it out. That did not happen with this book, so it was a lot more fun to read than your average mystery.

Meg Cabot manages to write to the age of the character no matter who they are. Heather was 28, and acted and spoke like a 28 year old. Heather was funny, sometimes insecure, and a very strong woman. She does not obsess over her weight, she accepts herself for who she is. She is head over heels for Cooper, but she doesn’t let it control everything she does. She cares about the people she works with and the people around her, which makes ehr very likable.

I look forward to reading the next book in this series. If you are looking for a fun and fast read, this is a great choice!


3 Responses to “Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot”

  1. I’ve never read any of Cabot’s works, but I do have one in my TBR pile. I keep hearing great things about her writing.

  2. […] Fool by Philippa Gregory 6. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke 7. Eragon by Christopher Paolini 8. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot 9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen 10. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser 11. Love, Stargirl by Jerry […]

  3. […] Fool by Philippa Gregory 6. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke 7. Eragon by Christopher Paolini 8. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot 9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen 10. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser 11. Love, Stargirl by Jerry […]

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