Friday, September 08, 2006

if 12 isn't, what is?

Title: Size 12 is Not Fat
Author: Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is the author of The Princess Diaries, plus a few cute boy-meets-girl books for the adult readers.

This one is the start of a series featuring a former teen pop star who now has to work for a living. Heather Wells was the teenybopper, back in the day (8-10 years ago), but when her record label dropped her and she caught her teenybopper fiancé receiving a special, oral, present from a movie star, she dropped him.

Now she’s living in an apartment in the former fiancé’s black sheep of a brother’s house in the Village in NYC, working for a “fictional” university (aka NYU) as the assistant director of a dorm (sorry, residence hall, as she so often points out).

And suddenly, students start dying under mysterious circumstances – supposedly falling down elevator shafts while elevator surfing, but Heather doesn’t believe that, because, of course, girls don’t elevator surf.

Conveniently, the black sheep brother, Cooper, is also a P.I., so he helps her look for the real killer, though, really, he more of the effort is directed towards keeping Heather out of trouble, since she tends to act before thinking.

Did I mention that Heather has a secret crush on Cooper?

But since this is the first of a series, nothing can come of it in this, the first book. At least they find the killer.


posted by ket at 9:47 PM


Blogger reyn said...

A "special, oral, present"... like a singing telegram?

And in answer to the question posed in your post's title, "my brother's fiance."

9/10/2006 11:54 AM  

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