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Friday, October 24, 2008

Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

How about a book review?

In August I read Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot, and while I enjoyed it, I mentioned that you always know what you're going to get from a Cabot. I'm somewhat pleased to have been right. I had/have two more Cabots on my shelves and thought I'd just go ahead and get them over with, plus, I wanted something light and easy. Size 14 is Not Fat Either is certainly that.

In Size 14, Heather Wells, former child pop star turned dorm (I mean residence hall) director has yet another murder to solve. This time someone has killed a popular cheerleader and because Heather can't leave well enough alone, she's gotta go poking around in it. Sounds a lot like the plot of Size 12 is Not Fat, doesn't it? (my review here)

Size 14 is definitely weaker than Size 12. Cooper, Heather's landlord/boss/major crush isn't in it nearly as much. Her dad comes back into her life and becomes quite the stereotype. The minute you meet the murderer you know who done it. I did like the nod to Helen Fielding's Mark Darcy with Cooper's sweater, and I loved the new dorm director. Overall, a nice easy book, but nothing I'll ever want to read again, or probably even remember past next Tuesday.

I've still got Big Boned on my TBR, but I have it on good authority that not much changes. I've pretty much decided not to get more Cabots, unless someone I really trust recommends one. Is that you? Can you recommend one? Am I alone with this opinion? Did you read Size 14? Leave a link and I'll add it to my post!



  1. I liked Boy Meets Girl by Cabot. Very light, easy, brain-candy reading, but it was cute. It's written solely in the form of e-mails, letters, memos,etc. so it doesn't take long to read it.

  2. I haven't read any of her books. Maybe I will pick one up for just light reading though.

  3. I've read a lot of her books and I feel exactly the same way -- same old thing, every time. I won't go out of my way to read more Cabot books.

  4. I find them samey but in a good way. There's a lot of humour and quirkiness in her books that I always love. She'll always be one of my favourites!

  5. I remember liking Cabot's kids' books but disliking "Queen of Babble". Her light approach seems to work better on YA books.

  6. I think I read Boy Meets Girl, I do remember one of them being all written stuff.

    Gina, I can send you this one, I can't trade it. I'll throw it in the Christmas box. It shouldn't make one bit of difference that you didn't read Size 12 first.

    bookfool, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Dani, I read Queen of Babble this year, and it wasn't the best. I would kinda like to sample one of the Princess Diaries ones, have you read those?


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