Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells Series #4)

Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells Series #4)

by Meg Cabot

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Overview

After dallying with sexy vampires and ingeniously reinterpreting the Dracula legend (Insatiable, Overbite), #1 New York Times bestseller Meg Cabot is ready to rock ’n’ roll once more with Heather Wells. The un-petite assistant New York City college dorm director and sometime sleuth is back in Size 12 and Ready to Rock—a delectable comedy mystery that proves once more that the much beloved author of The Princess Diaries rules in the realm of grown-up women’s fiction as well. Heather’s got her hands full when a pop star and her reality TV camera crew invade the dorm—bringing with them a summer camp-full of adoring teen admirers—only to have an inconvenient homicide spoil the fun.  There’s romance, treachery, merry mayhem and music—just the ticket for readers who like to rock out on the hip contemporary singleton fiction of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, and Jane Green.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594777922
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Series: Heather Wells Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 576,168
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, FL, with her husband.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Place of Birth:

Bloomington, Indiana

Education:

B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

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Size 12 and Ready to Rock: A Heather Wells Mystery 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
DudleyS More than 1 year ago
Straight up and to the point...this book is funny fluff. If you are looking for a serious read, this isn't it. If you are looking for an all around laugh out loud, we're just here to entertain you read, then you've come to the right book. The Heather Wells series is based on a former child pop star who's money was squandered by others and now she works as an assistant director in a college residence hall. Heather is witty and irreverant and isn't afraid to go one step further than she should when solving a mystery. This isn't one of those books where I am going to go on and on about well crafted character development, a plot line to end all plot lines. Nope, and not because there isn't always a good plot line and honestly Heather in and of herself is all the character you need. I'm not going to do all of that because you really just need to pick up the book and enjoy the ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I keep reading it over and over. Cant wait for the 5th book, next year. I cant wait that long of it to come out. I love Heather, and the whole gang. Would love for Meg Cabot keep writing of Heather and the gang. Get this book. Now! You wont reget it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@ Heart2Heart -- this is NOT a Young Adult series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am nine years old and i think that this book is for 10+. It had a couple swears in it, and my mom thought it was a good book for HER. And she is 40!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see that Meg Cabot had written another Heather Wells book!!! Just as good as the others. Can't wait for the next one to come out!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For any mysterie,romance, or not so realistic fiction lover this series will send shiversup and down your spine of pure delight. I can honestly say that this series is amazing and you will not regret reading it.
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Meg Cabot books can be a great deal of fun. However, her latest Heather Wells offering is a bit predictable and bland.Summer in New York and Heather is at work at Fischer Hall (aka 'the death dorm') where she is the assistant residence hall director. And this summer Fischer has been invaded by giggling, squealing girls - fans of pop sensation Tania Trace - attending a teen rock camp. I don't have to tell anyone that there's a murder and Heather investigates. Many readers are drawn to series because they like the reoccurring characters and don't mind an element of predictability. But this Size 12 reads as though it was phoned in. It fits in with the series, but, unfortunately, it's nothing special or charming or memorable.Sorry.
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the world of Heather Wells, the new assistant residence hall director for New York College and former pop teen sensation who once more finds that hoping for a nice quiet summer off, isn't going to happen. When she is called by the campus police late one evening for a report of late night partying and an apparent unconscious student, her new life is about to go through the roof. When she learns that the vacant school's building is being used for a paintball party, she immediately tries to get things under control, thanks to her new fiancee' Cooper Cartwright.While they round up the paint ball teams, Heather learns that the penthouse of the President is now being used for a filming of the husband-wife reality show, Jordan Loves Tania without her knowledge or permission. Seems her ex-boyfriend Jordan is working with Christopher Allington, the son of the college president to loan them the use of the penthouse to wrap up filming of their reality show episode. It seems that earlier in the evening, Tania Trace, best selling pop recording artist was the victim of a random shooting that has injured her bodyguard and left a pregnant Tania, worse for wear. She learns this is the emergency call that was placed for the unconscious person on campus.As Heather tries to gain control over the chaos on campus, she will soon learn that it will be the new home of the summer camp for Tania Trace's Rock Camp that will host 50 teenage girls between the ages of 14-16 years old to empower them through music education and to provide them with opportunities to express themselves creatively through singing, song writing and performing since their previous location in the Catskills was cancelled.Now as Heather tries to manage working through a bunch of arrogant music producers that are hosting this camp, she also has to deal with a newly appointed director of the residence hall, Lisa Wu who is more than perky but also way younger than Heather. Not to mention that someone is still out to murder Tania. This will truly be an unforgettable summer for Heather.I received Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins for my honest review. Having read previous books from Meg Cabot, I leaped into wanting to add this to my summer reading list. It is a bit risky for this as a young adult novel, even though it is the 4th book in the Heather Wells series. There are some strong subject matters dealing with sexual content and profanity that may cause some readers to be concerned and for that reason offer a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on my book rating standards. Overall the story has a great plot line and for those looking for an unusual suspense fiction, this one may just fit the bill.
lilkim714 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Heather Wells is a fabulous character and the plot was quite entertaining as well. I will admit there isn't much "mystery" in this book, but I still found it to be a pleasure to read. I actually caught myself laughing out loud sometimes. I am very curious to see where Meg Cabot plans on going with this main character and can't wait to see how all the relationships play out in the future. Eagerly awaiting the next in the series.
ForSix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It has been almost five years since we last saw Heather Wells. Not much has changed since then. She is happily and secretly engaged to sexy private eye Cooper, she¿s still the Assistant Director of the ¿Death¿ Dorm, err I mean Residence Hall at fictional New York College, and she¿s still funny.I really enjoy this series. Heather¿s shenanigans are what keep me coming back. In this adventure, Jordan (International Pop star, Coopers¿s brother, and Heather¿s ex-boyfriend) is back with his now wife Tania Trance (the very one who stole Jordan from Heather). Tania is pregnant and someone is out to get her. For reasons Heather can¿t explain, Tania feels safe with her and knows she¿ll help her. Let the drama ensue.Meg Cabot doesn¿t waste any time throwing us into Heather¿s newest adventure. Although this is the fourth book in the Heather Wells Mysteries series, Ms. Cabot gives her readers enough background to follow along without feeling lost or confused. Keeping with the theme of the other books, each chapter starts with song lyrics written by the characters. Some of the songs are heartfelt and warm, others are laced with humor. I like to figure out how they are linked to the chapters.Although I enjoyed this novel, there was one thing that disappointed me. I thought the novel was very short. I realize it¿s supposed to be a quick, fun read but it was too short. It¿s the kind of book you take with you for a long weekend to read while you are lounging at the beach or pool. The substance however, is funny and well written. On one hand, I¿m glad it wasn¿t a drawn out mystery but on the other, it would have been nice to spend a little more time with Heather, Cooper and the NYC gang.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heather Wells is finally back! It is summer and her dorm, I mean Residence Hall, is being remodeled. Things should be pretty uneventful until Tania Trace, pop star, and wife of Heather's former fiance, Jordan Cartwright, decides she has to hold her first ever Rock Star Camp there. Now the peaceful summer Heather was expecting has turned into a nightmare because someone is out to get Tania, as in kill. So far Tania has been safe, but none of those around her are. Her body guard is shot and the director of the reality show Jordan Loves Tania dies after eating a poisoned cupcake. So now Heather finds herself trying to solve another mystery before the body count at Death Dorm goes any higher.Love Heather Wells! These stories are so entertaining. I love the person that Heather is becoming. I also love that she manages to think of others even when those others are totally messing with her life. And the stories are always entertaining with some twists that keep things interesting. I hope we don't have to wait so long for another Heather adventure.
slay621 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From HarperCollins: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 fiancé. 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. We first met Heather Wells, former teen pop-sensation in Size 12 is Not Fat in 2005. In 2006, Heather continued her sleuthing in Size 14 is Not Fat Either. 2007 brought us the third Heather adventure in Big Boned. We then suffered a long draught for FIVE LONG YEARS. Coming July 10, 2012, Heather returns in Size 12 & Ready to Rock! This time, Heather is forced to protect Tania Trace, the girl that replaced her, not only as a pop-sensation, but also as Jordan Cartwright's girlfriend.The Bad - The long FIVE YEAR WAIT! I have no patience to wait even a year for an anticipated book, so the five years I had to wait for the new Heather Wells mystery was pure torture. As for the book itself, I was disappointed that we did not get to spend more time with Heather's hilarious cast of supporting characters. We get cameos from most of the favorites, but not enough "screen" time in my opinion. Size 12 & Ready to Rock is a much more internal journey for Heather, as opposed to the snooping, trouble seeking Heather of the previous three books, which isn't really bad, it's just that Heather is so hilarious when she is stumbling through an investigation - I missed it in this book.The Good - Meg. Cabot. Need I say more? Yes? Ok, Size 12 & Ready to Rock is classic Meg Cabot - funny and thoroughly entertaining with just a touch of mystery and intrigue. Fans of Janet Evanovich, Jill Shalvis, Sophie Kinsella or the like, will love Size 12 & Ready to Rock. If you are unfamiliar with the Heather Wells Series, I highly suggest you start with Size 12 is Not Fat and work your way through the series for optimal enjoyment. It's my understanding that there will be at least one more in the Heather Wells series, hopefully next year! ~Shel
collsers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heather Wells is back, and as enjoyable as ever! I'm a huge Meg Cabot fan, and I have to pick Heather as my second favorite heroine of hers (after Princess Mia). This book marks the return of Heather, Cooper, Tom, Jordan, and the rest of the crew, and once again tragedy has struck the death dorm. Cabot's writing is fluffy and enjoyable as always, and I really enjoyed getting to know Tania (Heather's ex's new wife) and the rest of the Cartwrights better. Cabot is at her best when tapping into current pop trends, and this take off of Dance Moms is perfect. My only complaint is that it didn't have enough Magda! This is a deserving follow-up to the first three books in the Heather Wells series.
HildebrandFamily on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must admit - I have a deep, deep love for what some people may call "chick lit" or "fluff." And Meg Cabot does it so well! The Heather Well's Mysteries are fabulous. She has so many great little characters throughout the series that return in this one - Pete, Magda, Det. Canavan. This new book really expands the reader's knowledge of Jordan and Tania, give new glimpses of the entire Cartwright Clan (including twin sisters who are FAB). I really enjoyed the background on Tania. That character has really grown on me! There is also great development in the relationship between Heather and Cooper. This is definitely my new favorite Heather Wells novel - great mystery, great characters, great addition to the series!
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Cabot's style of writing makes for easy reading. Love the character development through the series and can't wait to read #5.
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