Book Review: Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

Size 12 and Ready to Rock
Heather Wells #4
Author: Meg Cabot
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Chick Lit
Released: July 10th 2012
Review Source: Harper Collins
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) 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 fiance. 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.

I really didn't know what to expect when I first started reading this book. The title sounded really funny and the cover looked really pretty, so I was eager to read it.

Heather Wells is a former teen pop star who now works at New York college as an assistant residence hall director of Fischer Hall. Her character is pretty funny and spunky and always ready to solve a great mystery. Tania Trace, the new teen pop sensation and also Heather's ex-boyfriend's new wife, is hosting a reality show at Fischer Hall and is driving poor Heather insane, but who wouldn’t be – with a bunch of 13 and 14 teenage girls all wanting to be the next pop star. Things start to get bad when one of the produces ends up dying after eating a cupcake that was meant for Tania Trace. Now, everyone is thinking that Tania is next. So now of course, Heather has taken it upon herself to solve the murder and wants to find out who is after Tania and why do they want her dead.

Size 12 and ready to Rock was nothing what I really expected. Although I really liked Heather's character, I felt like the story line feel a little flat. It just seemed too predictable to me. Maybe if I would have read the previous books, I would have a different feel for the book. But don’t let my review discourage you. I have seen many positive reviews for it. In my opinion, you should read the previous books before reading Size 12 and ready to Rock. Just so you can get a better feel on the characters. I might go and pick up the first one, Size 12 Is Not Fat.


  1. Eep! thanks for reminding me I have an ARC of this book and that I forgot all about it. I started reading this a while back but then stopped because of review commitments... it's not a 5 star series, I agree, but it's good, light reading. Something to pass the time.

  2. I enjoyed this but I had read the previous books and I think that will help. It gets you invested in Heather and all that she's gone through as well as fleshing out the other characters.


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