by Meg Cabot
Size 12 is Not Fat
Avon Trade, January, 2006.
Trade paperback, 345 pages.
Subgenre: mystery, chicklit
Heather Wells was the Britney Spears of her day -- a teen idol, she had money, a pop star boyfriend and adoring fans. But then her mother and manager absconded with her money, she caught her boyfriend in flagrante delicto with rival a pop tart and her record label dropped her when she wanted to perform her own material. Now Heather is out of the music business and living in New York City. Her new job is being the assistant director of the undergraduate residence hall at Manhattan's New York College. She pays rent to the ex-boyfriend's brother, a decent (and quite attractive) sort who works as a private eye. When students start showing up dead in the elevator shafts after supposedly partaking in the latest thrill rage of elevator surfing, Heather isn't buying it. After all, girls don't elevator surf -- but the police ignore her. So Heather decides to investigate on her own, while fending off her crazed ex-boyfriend, people who accuse her of looking familiar and trying not to become the next fatality of the elevator killer. An engaging protagonist, a hilarious narrative style and Meg Cabot's unique take on the world make this an outstanding debut in what is sure to be a popular ongoing series.
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This review was published in the April, 2006 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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