Book Reviews of Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, Bk 1)

Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, Bk 1)
Size 12 Is Not Fat - Heather Wells, Bk 1
Author: Meg Cabot
ISBN-13: 9780060525118
ISBN-10: 0060525118
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 663 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This is the first of Meg Cabot's books I've read. I didn't know what to expect from Heather Wells, and I was pleasantly surprised. Heather is sassy and feisty -- a thoroughly likeabel heroine!

I'll admit to being a little uncomfortable with the tense the book was written in, but I got used to that after a while, and just let myself be entertained.

Looking forward to Heather's next adventure!
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a different mystery than I'm used to, but I really enjoyed it. It was funny and also kept me guessing. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.
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Helpful Score: 5
Author has great wit. Character, Heather Wells, cannot leave well enough alone and is pulled right into the middle of the action. I will read the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting book. It was a tad fluffy but it was good fluffy. It didn't require a lot of brain power and it was a fun quick read. I liked it enough to order the second book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book it was fun, exciting, and mysterious all at the same time. The humor throughout made this a very quick book to read. I am already ready the next one and cannot seem to put it down. I feel so much like the heroine in the book not a size 4 but average and feeling it some days more then others. The mystery has you thinking till the end but when you find out who it is it all makes sense. Just a good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Meg Cabot's characters and sense of humor--she doesn't take herself too seriously and I always know I'm in for a treat when I order a Meg Cabot book!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a light, fluffy, fun read. I didn't even realize it was a mystery until I was well into it. It's very different from most mysteries I read--it has much more in common with Jennifer Weiner's Good Night, Nobody.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fun, easy to read book that introduces Heather Wells, former pop singer, current assistant dorm director, and spunky girl detective. The next book in the series is "Size 14 is not fat either". Don't let the titles mislead you, the novels are not about the size of the character, but about solving murders that are occurring in Fischer Hall. There is a little romance, and a lot of mystery.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book i've read from this author. Heather's character has a strong resemblance to Janet Evanovich's series about a female bounty hunter. It was quick and fun, and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Entertaining. Got through it in about 6 hours. Mystery for the romantic comedy type.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was very surprised by this book. I only read the book because of the title and did not know it was a mystery book. I thought it was Chick Lit. So as I read it I was surprised at what it turned out to be. I really enjoyed the story though I knew who did it and how way before Heather did. So I kept waiting for her to catch up with me. Very colorful characters, can not wait to read the next.

This is the First Heather Wells Mystery Book.
It is followed By: Size 14 is not Fat Either
Then the Third book is: Big Boned
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Helpful Score: 1
I read a few of the chapters of the book and it really didnt do anything for me so I stopped reading it
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Helpful Score: 1
Meg Cabot continues to write entertaining book -it was a little slow at first, but I really enjoyed it once I got started! Iam hopoing to "swap" for the next one in the trilogy!
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining first book in a new series. Liked Heather and Cooper and hope to see their relationship develop into something deeper. For the obvious reasons, did not like Jordan and though he doesn't have a role in this book, Jordan's father sounds like a complete jerk and I won't like him either. I love this author's voice. She is able to draw me into the story and keep me entertained. I look forward to Heather's next adventure.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely hysterical book. If you liked Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon growing up, and you believe that size 12 is the average size of American women, and therefore, NOT FAT, you should read this book. Laugh out loud funny in places. Can't wait for the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
very fun to read. I really enjoyed the main character
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a cute chick-lit book with a side of mystery. Heather is a former pop singer who caught her fiance with another woman and whose mom ran off with her small fortune. She's now working as an assistant director of a residence hall at a college and is doing her best to leave her past behind her. I really like the fact that this girl isn't a whiner and is getting on with her life on her terms. She's no longer a skinny young pop star and is living in a rented brownstone owned by her former fiance's gorgeous brother who dates size 2's and whom she has a hopeless crush on. When two female students die under mysterious circumstances in an elevator shaft, Heather is frustrated at the lack of the police action and takes matters into her own hands and starts snooping around putting her life in jeopardy as well.

This book is very much a fluff filled confection with a little mystery thrown in but the likable heroine makes it easy to turn the pages and I'll probably read the 2nd book in the series if it falls into my hands.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny! Easy, quick read and very enjoyable!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a lot of fun to read. Great chick lit! I am a big Meg Cabot fan and she did not disappoint with this one. The concept is amusing (young pop star turns college RA). Heather Wells is a great character and I enjoyed the problems she found herself in and how she managed to get out of them!
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Helpful Score: 1
I typically enjoy "brain candy" books like these. It had an added element of fun because there is a murder mystery involved. Totally a page turner at the end. If you like this genre, it's a great book. I recommend the sequel too. (Size 14 Is Not Fat Either)
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did, it turned out to be pretty good. A great summer beach read - nothing to serious. The author's humor is great and you really get an idea of who the main character, Heather Wells, is. I recommend this book to someone who likes a not so serious type of murder mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was GREAT!! The character is hilarious in so many ways. A must read for sure!
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Helpful Score: 1
I couldn't get through this book. I'm not sure what it was, but I stopped after Chapter 5. I just couldn't get into it. I can't remember the last book I didn't finish. I like other Meg Cabot books, though.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this book. Easy to read and interesting observations about life and crummy jobs! Great to have while sitting by the pool.
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Helpful Score: 1
FUN quick read.I cannot wait to read the next one in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Predictable, but a fun read nonetheless! A bit of "Hollywood", a bit of mystery, a bit of chick lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an OK book. Took almost half the book before I really got into it, but after that, it wasn't so bad. I have the other two in the series, and I plan to read those as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
The most fun murder mystery I've ever read!
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Helpful Score: 1
The book was entertaining though the characters were a bit flat and formulaic. I'm going to get and read another one though to see how things develop. Sometimes a first novel is a bit rough.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was interesting, funny, and a little mystery twist added. This would be a great read for a relaxing evening. This would interest young adults in college more.
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Helpful Score: 1
Although I've loved every one of Meg Cabot's teen books that I've read, I keep finding myself struggling to enjoy her adult books.

SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT is the first in the series about Heather Wells, a former pop singer sensation who is now an assistant residence hall manager at a college in New York. In this first book, students in the Hall keep winding up dead, and Heather takes it upon herself to figure out what's going on -- along with the man who is her landlord, and who also happens to be the brother of her ex-fiance.

It's not that it's a bad plot, but I just couldn't get in touch with the characters, or even like them all that much. I hope others will enjoy the book more than I did!
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Helpful Score: 1
The first book in the Heather Wells mystery series, and a very cute read. I enjoyed it and laughed out loud in some parts. I enjoyed this story and the fun characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
I ordered this book thinking it was going to be about weight loss of something fo that nature, boy was I wrong. This book is a great mystery. I could not put it down, I believe I read it in about 3 sittings.
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Loved this book! It was hilarious and a fun read. I can not wait to read the other books with Heather Wells as the heroine.
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Addicting!
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Im not one who likes detective novels, but i loved the title and my little sister (the best book chooser ever!) said it was great. i picked it up and fell in love with the title character, Heather Wells. i could totally relate to her- not always getting the guy/girl you want, working at a college because your dreams fell through, etc. Then when a murder happens- i actually enjoyed the story more. its funny, suspenseful and i didnt want it to end. i was glad she came back out in more books.
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Funny and moves quickly.
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Cute book - it went in the directions I was expecting it to and then veered off at the end. Definitely enjoyable!
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quick and easy to read mystery. if you like some 80s pop references thrown in every once in a while, this is the book for you!
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This book was funny and made you feel the ups and downs Heather has gone through. It was one you actually could relate with the characters and issues she was facing.
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Fun-entertaining. Author gives you a satisfying "dessert" at the end that made me LOL.
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loved it.....cool mystery too.
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This is my first Meg Cabot book. I really enjoyed the book. Heather Wells is a funny, very likable character & I will be reading the sequels for sure. I recommend this book. Light, funny & a quick read. ENJOY
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Cute read. Not my favorite Cabot book, but still cute.
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I lvoed this book and can't wait to read the next one! Meg Cabot rocks!
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This is the 1st in the Heather Wells series and it's a good one.
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Heather Wells was a teenage teen-idol. But now her career is gone, her famous boyfriend publically dumped her, her mother ran off to Argentina with all her money and her job is the assistant director for a dormitory at a famous New York university. Plus she's gained a dress size or two and people keep saying she looks so familiar.

Shortly after she started working there, a freshman girl dies when she fails down an elevator shaft. The authorities believe the girl was elevator surfing, but Heather doesn't believe that that's what happened. Unfortunately, she can't get any of the authorities to believe her.

There are several other similar deaths that the authorities chalk up to suicide. Heather doesn't think so and she decides to do her own sleuthing into the real cause of the students' deaths.

This is a fun and light read.
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It was okay... I was really unimpressed. Thought many of the characters seemed like cookie cutter stereotypes than real people.
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Great book!
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Excellent book. It made me laugh! It's great to read if you are an overweight woman. Hilarious!
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Ecellent cant wait to have the others to read
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This was a humurous and intresting read. I will be reading the rest of her books after this one.
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A fun book. I am looking forward to reading more.
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really enjoyed this read...it was quick and fun
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not as good as her "boy" series but enjoyable light chick lit.
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Cute, very light mystery.
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cute story but not my kind of book
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A quirky new book from Meg Cabot, I think it is the beginning of a series featuring Heather Wells, former teen rock star, as the detective.
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Fun, light mystery. Made me laugh.
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This is a cute, fun and sassy chick-lit mystery.
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I wasn't sure it would be for me, but I loved it!!! Great characters and a fun plot that leaves you guessing make this book a real joy to read!
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A great book, very good author.
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I read about half of this. I was disappointed, since Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors. But I didn't feel it was the same style that she usually writes, I can't pinpoint one thing I especially disliked about this book.
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I loved this book. My first read by this author and I will definitely be awaiting the next in this series. Heather is hilarious, down to earth, and real. She feels like one of my goofy friends! This was a very quick and enjoyable read.
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An enjoyable read. Light mystery and romance.
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Meg Cabot does it again! A fun read.
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I love Heather Wells!

When I first came across the title of this book it made me crack up, but it is a little miss leading because it is basically a cozy book, but in a chicklitish sort of way.

This is a very fast paced book and as always Meg Cabot comes to the plate with a great heroine (infact, she's the average size a the american female). The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars was because there was quite a few typos in this book, which was kind of distracting from the flow of the reading.

This would be a terrific summer read for any book lover! I can't wait for the next in the series to come out!!
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A chicklit mystery with a touch or romance. Not badly done, but Gone with the Wind it ain't.
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A fun, quick read!
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funny tale of a former teen pop star and life after the bubble bursts!
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Fun and forgettable. Great beach read.
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Meg Cabot at her best!
Good Condition
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Fabulous book, not the best by Cabot, but interesting and very funny. She is one of the few writers that can make me laugh out loud.
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Heather, an ex-model turned assistant dorm director gets pulled into a murder involving one of her students found dead at the bottom of the elevator shaft. Everyone wants to shush it up as an accident but Heather knows girls do not elevator surf! So she makes the decision to take on another career: spunky girl detective. Delightful!!
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I loved this! I especially enjoyed that it was set in a residence hall of a college, helping me remember why I didn't want to work in residence life. :)
I can't wait to read the next one, and now I'm hooked on Meg Cabot!
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Cute fun murder mystery. A quick read.
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Great chick lit and I'm not just saying this because I am a size 12.
; )
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Loved this book, it was fast paced and funny!
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This was unpredictable chick-lit. Very enjoyable!
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i seriously loved this book. the heroine is quirky and real and a generally awesome girl who comes from a not-quite-average background. if you're a meg cabot fan, you should definately give this book a shot.
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Light and fluffy, not her best, but enjoyable with some laugh-out-loud moments. Heather is just a little too naive and dumb for me, but it had some good moments.
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Entertaining book about a former teen rocker who is now an asst. dorm director. While on the job, college girls are elevator surfing and falling to their deaths. Heather decides to look in to the deaths, because girls do not elevator surf.
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If you love Meg Cabots other book this one is her best! Just came out this year. GREAT CONDITION.
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This was great book, it had everything in it, romance, mystery and humor. I could not put it down. I cant wait for the next book
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The life of an ex pop star turned mystery solver. An indulgent read, the book is not full of meaning or symbology, but is a quick, enjoyable, mindless read that takes you away to a land where dress size and the handsome man downstairs are the most important things on one's mind.
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Funny Mystery
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Loved this quirky comedic thriller, a fun and quick read.