Friday, 10 August 2012

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

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers from previous books*

Title: Size 12 and Ready To Rock

Author: Meg Cabot
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Personal Copy (E-book)
Rating: 5 Rocking Lipsticks!


"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."


In each of the Heather Well's book, we see a death. When I started reading this one, I thought that Size 12 and Ready To Rock would be an exception to this.
Boy, was I wrong.
Yes my friends, there was another death- and a lot of drama. We have to make sure that Fisher Hall keeps it's nickname of Death Dorm, right? Now, who dies? Well, you'll just have to read to find out for yourself.
But moving on. This book was fabulous, just like all the other Heather Wells's books. Heather's ex's wife (Confusing, I know) is pregnant, and hosting a singing summer camp. But when her bodyguard gets gunned down, she almost calls it off. But instead- It ends up being hosted at "Death Dorm"- aka, Fisher Hall. Which is a residence hall, also where Heather works as a residence hall assistance director.
We learn more about Tania (Jordan Cartwright's wife) in this book- and she no longer is the cold heartless meanie that stole Jordan away from Heather (Although, let's face it, Copper is way better anyways), and you come out realising that she actually has feelings.
Of course, our favourite characters- Pete, Madge, Heather, Copper, Gavin (Any many others of course!)- are back again, for this fourth book in the Heather Wells series.
There's also Sarah, a RA who has made a constant appearance through the series. She's going through her own problems in the book, which just adds more stress on Heather's shoulders, because Sarah won't tell anyone about what's going on. Although we do know that it has something to do with her boyfriend Sebastian.
But while our favourite characters are there, this book is still different than the other ones. How? Well to start, there is way more fourteen year old girls than before. Way more. And Heather has a new boss- one that I'm sure we all hope will stick around for the next little while (But let's face it, her bosses always either die or get promoted).
And Copper... Ah, Copper. He's so amazing, and wonderful, and perfect. And, well you get the point. But yes, Copper is back and better than ever in this book. He's around much more, because he gets a job as Tania's bodyguard while she's filming (Did I forget to mention? Oh yes, there may or may not be a reality show being filmed about Jordan and Tania) her singing camp at Fisher Hall.
Compared to the other books though, this one has a way more serious tone than the others. Between Tania's story (Which will- all in all- explain the reason that someone died) and Heather's struggle to accept some tough news from her doctor's, there's touchy subjects touched upon in this book- but I think Meg Cabot handled them perfectly. Causing you to feel comfortable when reading about them. Unlike other books, where you get squirmy and feel slightly embarrassed. Even though there is no reason too.
I do have to through this out there, the writing in this book is marvellous. Like, marvellous. So marvellous it needs italics. Anywho, it's really easy to follow along- and almost feel like you are Heather, not just a outsider looking into her head.
I have to say, I love this series. Because it shows that the main characters in books can be size 12. But even if they are size 12, they still save lives and save the day. Plus, they can get the really hot boyfriend! It makes me smile every time that I read Heather defending herself when people make fun over her weight in the book, because Heather's confident in the way she looks. (Even though she says that she wants to lose weight, but who doesn't? We all want to be that size 0)
This book reminds me of why Meg Cabot is one of my favourite authors. Go get it. Preferably yesterday, but I can make a exception for you.
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