Size 12 and Ready to Rock

Size 12 and Ready to Rock

Book - 2012
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Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy! Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself--who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim. Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright--who just happens to be Heather's "new" fianc.̌ Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, "this" reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow / HarperColins Publishers, c2012
Description: 361, 14 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780061734786
Branch Call Number: Cabo


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Feb 12, 2018

A bit of a guilty read, as I'm not a fan of the frequent references to Heather's "overweight" or "Size 12" and love of all things food, and reading this series feels like I'm endorsing that. What keeps me coming back is Cabot: she has a fantastic vernacular and for every cliche twist in plot she's got a couple great jabs at popular culture or a quirky view of a common situation which never fails to illicit a chortle. I hide the cover when reading this book in public, but I STILL read it wherever I am. There is an important Q&A at the end of this edition where Cabot explains her shtick about Heather's size. She wants to see more variety in lead female characters. Thank goodness.

Jun 11, 2015

I was not familiar with Cabot's writing and it took a few pages for me to decide to continue, but it was an extremely interesting mystery. Events triggered some fond memories of dorm life, and fascinating insights into the music world added to my enjoyment.

hania4987 Feb 12, 2014

You have to love Heather Wells. The latest mystery is the best one so far. It seems to start a little slowly and has a little more serious tone (with some fun moments and observations); but ends up touching on some serious subjects.

"I've come to the conclusion that, aside from Nazis, the Taliban, and possibly the honey badger, there is no one on the planet more merciless than a teenage girl once she's decided she dislikes you." -- Heather Wells

bkilfoy Mar 28, 2013

The newest installment in the Heather Wells mystery series doesn't disappoint loyal readers of the series. Heather and Cooper are adorable, Heather's crew of nutty friends and family are entertaining as ever, and the mystery keeps everything interesting. Delicious comfort reading at its best.

Sep 21, 2012

I liked this book, but it was kinda boring. It's probably because I haven't read the other books in awhile, but I also found that the story itself just wasn't as interesting as the others. Overall, I would still probably recommend this book (and pretty much all Meg Cabot books), just make sure you've read the 3 previous books recently and know what's going on. I also really like Heather's character in all the books because she's funny, and I enjoy all the references to pop culture because it makes me feel like the characters are real people who live in real places, not just some place the author made up.

Sep 03, 2012

Its been a while since the last book in this series, and I'm not sure if its the absence of Heather Wells, or if this book was just kinda boring. I'll likely read the next, but this one was just okay for me.

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Sep 21, 2012

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