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Title: Big Boned
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Published November 20th 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2007)
ISBN: 9780060525132
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Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in "Death Dorm," the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects—along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who's been accused of taking liberties with certain girls' choir members. With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids' show!) it's a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homicide. Plus Tad's been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather's not sure she has an answer for . . .

30 review for Big Boned

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Y'all know I am Meg Cabot trash, but I have to admit I was pretty bored for most of this. HOWEVER: the ending totally saved it with all of it's cheesy glory and I can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out. Squeeeee!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sara (sarawithoutanH)

    This is probably my least favorite book in the series so far. I thought the mystery was a little formulaic and I didn't really love the ending. There was a progression in the main relationship that seemed very sudden and random to me. But I still had fun while reading this and look forward to reading the next book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sara Lou

    OH MY GOSH!! I love Heather Wells (the main character). She is so relatable it's sometimes scary. Having been an avid fan of the Heather Wells character since I read the first page of 'Size 12 is not fat', I've avidly followed this series written by Meg Cabot. I'm not usually a fan of chick lit, but the balance of humor, mystery, characters etc in these books makes them so much fun to read. Heather is a pop tween hit turned college worker just trying to make a living. Shes funny, in love with Coop OH MY GOSH!! I love Heather Wells (the main character). She is so relatable it's sometimes scary. Having been an avid fan of the Heather Wells character since I read the first page of 'Size 12 is not fat', I've avidly followed this series written by Meg Cabot. I'm not usually a fan of chick lit, but the balance of humor, mystery, characters etc in these books makes them so much fun to read. Heather is a pop tween hit turned college worker just trying to make a living. Shes funny, in love with Cooper (but then after you read these books, you'll find you, the reader, are in love with Cooper also), she loves her food, and doesn't apologise for loving food, especially junk food and coffee. This third installment of 'The Heather Wells Mystery' collection is as lovable as the previous two 'Size 12 is not fat' and 'Size 14 is not fat either'. (I shout a yell of agreement merely at the titles). The books are easy to read, yet Cabot still manages to weave a clever mystery into them, so the answers don't leap out of the page at you. There's enough going on that the mystery doesn't take total precedent of the story, there are small yarns going on around Heather which your always eager as to what will happen next. I'm rather giddy at having finished it and getting the ending I was hoping to read, (my heart and head went into literal meltdown) and at the same time I was sad that I'd finished reading the book. But then I can read all three over again and I've also heard that Cabot has another HW mystery in the pipeline to be written. Definitely recommend to chick lit lovers, to those readers who enjoy a bit of humor, lovable hunky roommates and scatty heroines who work in the 'Death Dorm' of New York College. And people who appreciate their food, and coffee, and don't worry about calorie content to any extreme degree.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cherice

    I did not know this was the third book in the series. Hopefully 1 and 2 were much better than this one, because I found it ridiculous. The main character Heather is so annoying. She has a boyfriend, a crush and Cooper who are all dying to be with her and all she does is complain about her size. The romance with the cafeteria lady and security guard was silly. The murder mystery, murderer, solving the mystery and ending of the book were all dumb. I will not be reading a book by Meg Cabot again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I like Meg Cabot books but some of her novels definitely go in the 'beach reads' pile. They're amusing but not particularly satisfying -- much like the junk food Heather Wells is always eating. The concept for this series is cute: former teen pop sensation, Heather Wells, now broke and overweight, works in a NY college dorm as an administrator and solves the repeat murders that take place there. You have to look past the idea that NY detectives are so stupid they couldn't find their butts with tw I like Meg Cabot books but some of her novels definitely go in the 'beach reads' pile. They're amusing but not particularly satisfying -- much like the junk food Heather Wells is always eating. The concept for this series is cute: former teen pop sensation, Heather Wells, now broke and overweight, works in a NY college dorm as an administrator and solves the repeat murders that take place there. You have to look past the idea that NY detectives are so stupid they couldn't find their butts with two hands and a flashlight to find this believable but hey, that's not so different from most mysteries. Heather's irrelevant attitude and poor eating habits are where the book gets annoying. In this novel, her boss, Owen, is shot in his office. Within minutes of discovering his blood soaked, brain spattered body, Heather is craving tacos. I'm sorry, that's not cute, it's disgusting on a number of different levels. Later that afternoon, Heather's called into a support meeting to deal with the grief and spends the whole time goofing around with her gay best friend, Tom. This also seemed inappropriate. Then there's the fact that every single student in the school turns to Heather for help instead of the police. These kids don't seem too bright despite the fact they got admitted into a prestigious NY college but I suppose that's just to make Heather shine more brightly. That comparison kind of falls apart though when Heather decides to confront the crazed murderer alone. You'd think she'd have figured out this was a bad idea from the last two novels. But it all ends up happy and in this book, Heather and Cooper finally get together with 2 pets. Now, if only the author would do something about this character's atrocious eating habits.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megs ♥

    I really didn't like this book. After reading the first two books in the series I felt there was a nice buildup of the story and I really could relate to Heather (except the pop star part)...and then I open book 3 and at first see that they story is very short. I move past that and read on. Wow, talk about rushed ending. Everything happened so fast in regards to Heather's love life and even though it was pretty obvious she would end up that way it still felt so rushed. Also, the mystery aspect w I really didn't like this book. After reading the first two books in the series I felt there was a nice buildup of the story and I really could relate to Heather (except the pop star part)...and then I open book 3 and at first see that they story is very short. I move past that and read on. Wow, talk about rushed ending. Everything happened so fast in regards to Heather's love life and even though it was pretty obvious she would end up that way it still felt so rushed. Also, the mystery aspect was totally stupid with the worst motive ever! It was just lame...The ending to a series I really did enjoy...was just bad!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rita

    These are the first Meg Cabot books I've read and I really have enjoyed them. Yes, they're fluff. But her dialogue and characters are so genuine that it all seems so effortless. It's fizzy fluff with a zip. Effervescent fluff. If her writing were food, it would be that pop rock cotton candy, which honestly, we all need a little more of in our diet.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thenia

    Heather is finally dating someone and is relatively happy, even if he's not the man she's been in love with. They don't seem to have that much in common either, but she tries not to dwell on that fact and does her best to take an interest in his hobbies, even going so far as to go running with him. She has just gotten in to work after that run, only to discover her new boss's dead body in his office, shot in the head. Determined to stay out of the investigation this time, unwilling to face the sa Heather is finally dating someone and is relatively happy, even if he's not the man she's been in love with. They don't seem to have that much in common either, but she tries not to dwell on that fact and does her best to take an interest in his hobbies, even going so far as to go running with him. She has just gotten in to work after that run, only to discover her new boss's dead body in his office, shot in the head. Determined to stay out of the investigation this time, unwilling to face the same fate, she nevertheless gets dragged into it when (view spoiler)[her assistant's crush is arrested and she begs Heather to help prove his innocence (hide spoiler)] . Cooper, who once again is not happy with her investigating solo, has her back and (view spoiler)[even attacks one of their suspects when he seems to be after Heather, injuring himself in the process. It turns out that he's only guilty of sexual harassment of his students, however, and not the murderer. Heather eventually figures out who it is and thinking she's safe enough, considering that it's the professor's ex wife whose gun is in police evidence, goes to confront her by herself. She soon finds that she has miscalculated, since the woman is more dangerous that Heather believed and is ready to shoot Heather when the police come to her rescue just in time. With all the threads neatly tied, Heather goes home and finally haves a talk with Cooper, who finally makes a move after she tells him that she broke up with her rebound guy, who was too perfect for Cooper's liking and urged him to "propose" to her, unwilling to give her another opportunity to slip through his fingers (hide spoiler)] . Very engaging, like the first two books, with a heroine who's grown up quite a bit and is finally happy. Her story continues in Size 12 and Ready to Rock, but I think I'll bask in the happy glow of this happy ending for a while before getting to it. Previous book reviews: ✦ Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells, #2) ✦ Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mary H

    Solid narration. Weirdly I remembered almost nothing about the actual plot of the book so it was fun feeling like I was reading it again for the first time.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lucie

    Less fun of a read than I thought it would be to be honest. The situations were a little too ridiculous for me. I feel like I must have forgotten a lot about the tone of the first 2 books or this one was just really off the mark for me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    I was so excited to finally read this book! I’m a huge fan of the Heather Wells mysteries, and I couldn’t wait to see what one of my favorite heroines had in store for me this time. I must say that it was better than I expected So, the last we’d heard from Heather, she had just met her remedial math teacher who turned out to be a hottie. Now, in Big Boned, remedial math teacher Tad is now Heather’s boyfriend! Which is totally forbidden, since it’s against the rules for teachers to date students. I was so excited to finally read this book! I’m a huge fan of the Heather Wells mysteries, and I couldn’t wait to see what one of my favorite heroines had in store for me this time. I must say that it was better than I expected So, the last we’d heard from Heather, she had just met her remedial math teacher who turned out to be a hottie. Now, in Big Boned, remedial math teacher Tad is now Heather’s boyfriend! Which is totally forbidden, since it’s against the rules for teachers to date students. Anyway, they’ve been dating for three months now. Tad is a vegetarian, loves to run and doesn’t own a television. Why is Heather dating him again, oh right, he’s hot. One morning after Heather goes for a run for Tad, well sorta run, she finds her boss dead in his office. Death dorm scores again, I mean death residence hall. Poor Owen he was shot right through the head, but nobody seems to sad about it since the guy was apparently a jerk. But once again Heather Wells is on the case, even though she is not supposed to be. All of my favorite characters; Magda, Gavin, Sarah, and of course Heather’s and my personal favorite Cooper, make an appearance. Gavin still has a crush on Heather, but he had found a new girl to like named Jamie. Jamie seems to think that she is the reason for Owen's death, since she has an appt. with him that morning to turn in the new Reverend Mark. Who apparently likes to get a little touchy feely with the choir girls, if you know what I mean. Even Sarah has been bitten by the love bug. Who would have saw that coming, not me!. She has fallen for the murse wearing Sebastian who happens to have a gun in his murse that was used to shoot Owen. But of course Sarah knows he is innocent, so it is up to Heather to find the real killer. On top of all her work related problems, Heather's dad wants to turn her into a female version of the Wiggles. As in singing songs to little kids about going to the potty! Needless to say Heather isn't exactly thrilled. Plus, Tad tells her that he has a very important question to ask her, when the timing is right. Could there be wedding bells in the future? To bad Heather is in love with another man. A.K.A. Cooper! Big Boned has moved into my number one Heather Wells book spot, and I’m am really hoping there is going to be another. There has to be! My only complaint is that I wish it would have been longer!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    I rushed out into a snow storm yesterday to buy this book because I had just finished Size 14 is Not Fat Either and I just wasn't ready to part with quirky Heather Wells. I rarely laugh out loud at a book as hard I did when I read this series. So, naturally in a mood for more laughter, and hopefully a resolution to the Heather/Cooper love saga, I speed read through this third installment in the series. Unfortunately, I felt this was the weakest book in the series. It still had me cracking a few I rushed out into a snow storm yesterday to buy this book because I had just finished Size 14 is Not Fat Either and I just wasn't ready to part with quirky Heather Wells. I rarely laugh out loud at a book as hard I did when I read this series. So, naturally in a mood for more laughter, and hopefully a resolution to the Heather/Cooper love saga, I speed read through this third installment in the series. Unfortunately, I felt this was the weakest book in the series. It still had me cracking a few smiles though so I can't complain too much. The mystery was pretty insipid, but I think at this point I was more invested in the characters’ personal storylines anyway. What really threw me for a loop was the fact that (and this is the slightly spoilerish part) we’ve had three books to view the Heather/Cooper relationship through the Heather lens, but the author then only gives us 4 pages to clear up three books of what has been going on with Cooper? Really? 4 pages? It was completely unsatisfying.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Keris

    This is the third novel in the Heather Wells series, following Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either. Personally, I think this might just be the best in the series, albeit a seemingly quicker read than the others. But truly? They're all brilliant. Heather, despite being a former pop princess, is a down-to-earth, funny character who's instantly lovable and easy to relate to. I'd advise you to read the other two books in the series first, although it's pretty easy to follow up and Meg's This is the third novel in the Heather Wells series, following Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either. Personally, I think this might just be the best in the series, albeit a seemingly quicker read than the others. But truly? They're all brilliant. Heather, despite being a former pop princess, is a down-to-earth, funny character who's instantly lovable and easy to relate to. I'd advise you to read the other two books in the series first, although it's pretty easy to follow up and Meg's witty writing style is as fabulous as always. But I have to say, there is one heck of a downside to this book. It's For the rest of the review, please visit http://www.trashionista.com/2007/12/b...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    3.5 stars I didn't like this one as much as I did the first two in the series but I still enjoyed it. The ending made up for all the not so great parts in the rest of the book. I've been looking forward to this since we first met Heather and her landlord in the first book and I'm happy it finally happened. I'm really looking forward to reading more about Heather and her friends some more.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I forgot how fun this series is! Heather always ends up in the weirdest situations. And I loved the ending of this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lighthearted

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Spoiler Alert! I’m sorry, I can’t talk about this book without giving away some major details. After reading the first two books in the series, I had mixed feelings—but I was really enjoying the third entry until the last few pages. What really, really disappointed me was the fast-forward of Heather and Cooper’s relationship. Yes, I wanted to see them end up together—eventually. Heather’s been crushing on Cooper for roughly a year but they’ve just been friends—roommates, yes, but just friends. S Spoiler Alert! I’m sorry, I can’t talk about this book without giving away some major details. After reading the first two books in the series, I had mixed feelings—but I was really enjoying the third entry until the last few pages. What really, really disappointed me was the fast-forward of Heather and Cooper’s relationship. Yes, I wanted to see them end up together—eventually. Heather’s been crushing on Cooper for roughly a year but they’ve just been friends—roommates, yes, but just friends. She starts dating someone and Cooper thinks she might be getting serious—so he decides to go for it before his chance is gone. I get that. What I don’t get is that their first kiss is followed shortly by a marriage proposal. Okay they’ve both been suppressing feelings but can’t we see them explore the transition from friends to something more??? If this were a stand-alone book, I might be more receptive to the jump—maybe—it’s a pretty big jump. However, as this is a series, I really wanted to see the romantic relationship develop over time (rather than a few pages). Other than that, I enjoyed the book. This time around, the dorm/residence hall jokes are used sparingly enough to be funny and the cops aren’t as dimwitted. Like Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, we’re treated to an eccentric group of series regulars—and while the two series both have spunky, memorable characters and funny commentary, Cabot has created a distinct New York College/Heather Wells storyline. I still take issue with Magda—she’s forty years old and calls the dorm residents ‘her little movie stars’—I’m forty and I don’t baby talk anyone above baby age. That aside, she’s a likeable character—and since those comments barely appeared in Big Boned, I’m hoping this is a character eccentricity that Cabot gradually lets go. Still a series with potential . . . looking forward to the next installment!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Even though Big Boned is pretty much the same book as the first two books in the Heather Wells series (Size 12 Is Not Fat and Size 14 Is Not Fat Either), it's still a fun, fast read. Heather, a former teen pop star and now assistant residence hall director at the fictional New York College's Fischer Hall, tries to solve the dormitory's third (or maybe fourth, I've lost track) murder to occur in the year she's worked there, while at the same time figure out what to do about what seems to be a loo Even though Big Boned is pretty much the same book as the first two books in the Heather Wells series (Size 12 Is Not Fat and Size 14 Is Not Fat Either), it's still a fun, fast read. Heather, a former teen pop star and now assistant residence hall director at the fictional New York College's Fischer Hall, tries to solve the dormitory's third (or maybe fourth, I've lost track) murder to occur in the year she's worked there, while at the same time figure out what to do about what seems to be a looming marriage proposal from Tad Tocco, who was only supposed to be her transition boyfriend (and math professor) before she moved on to her true love (and landlord) Cooper Cartwright. This is a cute and funny book, the corpse in chapter 1 notwithstanding. Cabot has a breezy style, which is only sometimes annoying in its similarity to TWoP recaps, e.g., treating "snark" as if it's a real word, constructions such as "No. Just ... no," and in general an abuse of ellipses. But otherwise, this is a good book to read at the beach or on a rainy day when Tolstoy would just depress you.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marilia Francezi

    Ler Meg Cabot é sempre amor. E Heather Wells é sempre fantástica.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    Even though this series is cheesy and unlikely I have to admit I'm kind of hooked. My life is super busy right now so it's nice reading a simple, funny and fast paced book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kaethe

    Big Boned (Heather Wells Mysteries) - Meg Cabot Loved this one too. I really like how Heather is generally dismissed, but is really very clever. Very.    Library copy

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alaina Meserole

    Seriously guys... OMFG! It is about god damn time Cooper. (view spoiler)[Okay, diving into Heather Wells world has been interesting. So from the beginning you find out her new boss has been killed. She also has a new boyfriend - who everyone thinks is going to propose to Heather who doesn't think it's going to happen at all since it's still pretty early into their relationship. Long story short: He invites her on a hiking trip which is something Heather doesn't do and they ended up breaking up. I f Seriously guys... OMFG! It is about god damn time Cooper. (view spoiler)[Okay, diving into Heather Wells world has been interesting. So from the beginning you find out her new boss has been killed. She also has a new boyfriend - who everyone thinks is going to propose to Heather who doesn't think it's going to happen at all since it's still pretty early into their relationship. Long story short: He invites her on a hiking trip which is something Heather doesn't do and they ended up breaking up. I feel like I should mention jealous Cooper was hot. I have been waiting for him to become jealous as fuck and it finally happened guys! I'm so happy that him and Heather are together now! Although I feel like the whole "eloping" is moving too fast too soon but whatever it's not my bright idea. Plus, if they love each other that much then I think they can definitely work it out. I honestly love them together PLUS it doesn't hurt that everyone already thought that they were together to begin with. (hide spoiler)] I have no idea what the next book will be about but I'm so excited to dive back into her world again. I wonder who's going to die this time.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anu

    This is my second Meg Cabot - Heather Wells book. These books are kinda fun. If you are looking for deep, complicated mysteries, this is not your book. On the other hand, it is a perfect on the beach or stuck at the airport book. Also, I really like the main character Heather Wlls. She is so real, sometimes so scatter brained, it is funny. Fifteen things are happening all around her st the same time and she has to keep jumping from one to another, it is hilarious!! So all in all , an easy good r This is my second Meg Cabot - Heather Wells book. These books are kinda fun. If you are looking for deep, complicated mysteries, this is not your book. On the other hand, it is a perfect on the beach or stuck at the airport book. Also, I really like the main character Heather Wlls. She is so real, sometimes so scatter brained, it is funny. Fifteen things are happening all around her st the same time and she has to keep jumping from one to another, it is hilarious!! So all in all , an easy good read

  23. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Yay! Loved how this book ended. I find the Heather Wells character to be so likable and humorous. This series has been a really fun summer read and I'm looking forward to continuing with book #4.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Leah Wolff

    In my review of Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (the second book of the Heather Wells series), I said that I wanted less body-shaming because it was completely exhausting in that book. This book did that, but not much else. The plot itself was difficult to get through and the premise of the murder just made me want to close the book and walk away and just leave it sitting there, never to be touched again. But I believe in chugging through a book til the end just to see what happens, just in case it ge In my review of Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (the second book of the Heather Wells series), I said that I wanted less body-shaming because it was completely exhausting in that book. This book did that, but not much else. The plot itself was difficult to get through and the premise of the murder just made me want to close the book and walk away and just leave it sitting there, never to be touched again. But I believe in chugging through a book til the end just to see what happens, just in case it gets better. Unfortunately in this case, it really never picked up. I give this two stars instead of one because of the supporting characters. I still believe in Meg Cabot's writing and it shines in the cast she has. While the characters are crazy, they're believable. (Well, most of them. The permanent set of characters, like Magda, Sarah, Pete, Gavin... The murderer wasn't, but that's a different topic.) Despite the terrible plot, I believed the characters all stayed true to themselves, which at least keeps this book consistent with the other two. I don't know if I'm being super critical about this book because the last two books I read were Lady Midnight and Winter AKA heart-wrenching and soul-crushing epic fantasy books and so this one pales in comparison or if this book just really wasn't great at all. Probably a little bit of both. **spoiler starts here Okay, wedding china? That was just dumb, I'm sorry. It was a disappointing ending, but there wasn't much substantial backbone to the book in the first place to create this elaborate murder scheme. The entire thing only took place in two days, the first day taking up more than half of the book, when nothing really happened. This book was fast-paced but also dragged on way too long at the same time, which is a feat in itself. I would say the first 75% of this book was just drab and uneventful and then it started picking up and then all of a sudden everything was resolved in the last six pages. I'm sorry, but this series has been Heather's narrative about how hopelessly in love she is with Cooper and that is how the audience was rewarded? By having Cooper finally admit his feelings and then talking about elopement and then sleeping with her and it all happened in about two paragraphs? There's been such a build-up this entire series on when they were going to get together and it was incredibly anti-climactic. I have Size 12 and Ready to Rock because I got it from the library at the same time as this book, but it's debatable if I'm actually going to read it or not because I don't know if I'm willing to give this series another chance, because if this book was already this far-fetched, how can this series stretch out over two more books?

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Guy

    Big Boned is book 3 in the Heather Wells Mystery. This series is so funny. Heather is the administrative assistant in "Death Dorm" aka Fischer Hall. Seriously, how many people can die in one dorm? As Heather finds out, at least one more. This time it is her new boss, Owen and with a bullet to the head, at close range. Owen wasn't well liked and there are a lot of suspects one is a friend of her grad assistant Sarah, who is fighting with the President for rights for the student workers. Another mu Big Boned is book 3 in the Heather Wells Mystery. This series is so funny. Heather is the administrative assistant in "Death Dorm" aka Fischer Hall. Seriously, how many people can die in one dorm? As Heather finds out, at least one more. This time it is her new boss, Owen and with a bullet to the head, at close range. Owen wasn't well liked and there are a lot of suspects one is a friend of her grad assistant Sarah, who is fighting with the President for rights for the student workers. Another murder to deal with and a new boyfriend that she doesn't have much in common with while she's still got the hots for her flatmate, Cooper\ the brother of her ex. Oh and her dad has a strange new job prospect. This one is a little light on the mystery, but it is no less fun than the other book in the series, and Heather is really just pure fun, and so are all the members of her Dorm/Residence Hall. I love Magda and Pete, and who could not love Tom, her former boss who is acting as her interim boss. There's also a campus minister that isn't quite as godly as he seems ad some of his actions put him on Heather's suspect list. He ties in with the story on a couple different levels. This book was a quick easy read. I love the craziness of this series and the fact that all the characters are so lovable. I was also glad to see that Gavin, who has a huge crush on Heather may have found himself a hook up. He's one of the fun students that's bad, but in a good, lovable way. This series could easily make a cute rom com/mystery flick. If they did, I'd definitely watch it. They consider this an adult novel, but its a clean enough read that some of Meg's older tween readers could enjoy it too. I have one more book to read in this series to be caught up.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristan Kirkreit

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Did Ms. Cabot have a deadline to meet at the end of this book? Am I to assume that this is the last of the Heather Wells saga? Because while I have been hoping and praying to the Heather Wells God's for some time that her and Coop would eventually be together... If I would have had a page or two stuck together I would have missed the entire relationship developing. This is what I wanted to see happen... she come home, he tell her that he didnt want to be the rebound guy blah blah blah and they k Did Ms. Cabot have a deadline to meet at the end of this book? Am I to assume that this is the last of the Heather Wells saga? Because while I have been hoping and praying to the Heather Wells God's for some time that her and Coop would eventually be together... If I would have had a page or two stuck together I would have missed the entire relationship developing. This is what I wanted to see happen... she come home, he tell her that he didnt want to be the rebound guy blah blah blah and they kiss and THE END (OMG WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN)... then we, devoted fans that we are, get all excited and wait with anticipation for the next book to which the two of them begin a fun, romantic, loving relationship... Bring back all the funny, witty characters from the previous books, the mystery murders that Coop now has to help her solve, the lead up to a wedding, Jordon coming in devistated that the love of his life is now marrying his brother... there could be soooo much more gangit! But instead, while I love this series everything the readers have been waiting for the last 3 books was summed up in a page... A PAGE!!!! I know that I read these books, not only for the humor and mystery... but I wanted to see the relationship develope between Copper and Heather...DEVELOPE! ahhhhhhh so disappointed in how it all ended..... This book started out with 5 stars.... and stayed at 5 stars until the very end - literally the last 4 pages of the book. I just wish she could re-write that ending! So bottom line, up until page 265 (out of 280) This book had 5 stars.... Bring on the Heather Wells-Cartwright Mystery :)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I had ordered several books by Meg Cabot, and without paying attention to the order that they were written and published, I read this one first. This is actually the 3rd in the Heather Mills series, after Size 12 Is Not Fat and Size 14 Isn't Fat Either. I can say, though, that even not having read the first two books in this series I wasn't lost. I'm sure that knowing the characters in the book may have given the characters more depth, but it certainly wasn't necessary to understand the storylin I had ordered several books by Meg Cabot, and without paying attention to the order that they were written and published, I read this one first. This is actually the 3rd in the Heather Mills series, after Size 12 Is Not Fat and Size 14 Isn't Fat Either. I can say, though, that even not having read the first two books in this series I wasn't lost. I'm sure that knowing the characters in the book may have given the characters more depth, but it certainly wasn't necessary to understand the storyline. Heather Mills is a former teen singing sensation who is working as a Resident Hall administrative assistant, and happens to find herself in some precarious situations. In this book she is dating her college math professor but is secretly in love with her landlord, and through circumstances beyond her control finds that her interim boss is murdered. I believe this series is being toted as "mystery", but there's not much sleuthing going on in this book. For me it falls strictly into the "chick lit" and maybe even into the "teen" genres, but it was amusing to read. If you're looking for a new quick and easy series to pick up, I'd suggest this one if what you want is something that won't take long to read or much brainpower to do so. The writing is good and the books are well-edited, and Meg Cabot's writing style is engaging and witty. It's good for a beach read or when traveling (easy to pick up and put down without losing your place in the story), and something to pass along to a friend... but not re-read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Nelson

    This is by far the best and funniest of the series. Within the first chapter, I was laughing hysterically, and remained amused throughout the entire novel. Heather Wells is the kind of character I relate to. She's a bit clueless sometimes, finds herself in ridiculous situations, but she's a good person and tries her best to make things right. I love her! And Cabot has a talent for making her guy characters irresistible. I want a Cooper! The mystery was very predictable; however, the way it's exec This is by far the best and funniest of the series. Within the first chapter, I was laughing hysterically, and remained amused throughout the entire novel. Heather Wells is the kind of character I relate to. She's a bit clueless sometimes, finds herself in ridiculous situations, but she's a good person and tries her best to make things right. I love her! And Cabot has a talent for making her guy characters irresistible. I want a Cooper! The mystery was very predictable; however, the way it's executed and the confrontation between Heather and the murderer is priceless, so I was okay with it. I liked the new characters that were added into this book, and the return of old characters such as her ex-fiance Jordan and her old boss Tom. Like I said, the whole novel is hilarious. There's a good mix of humor and seriousness in here. Justine Eyre is the perfect narrator for Big Boned. Her inflections, tone, and pacing are all spot-on and I had no trouble believing that I was actually listening to Heather Wells tell her story. Just like with reading a book, I know I'm listening to a good audiobook when I completely lose track of time. That's what happened with Big Boned. Not once was I pulled out of the story. I consider this (and the rest of the series) a definite must-read for Cabot fans and chick-lit lovers. Also posted on Purple People Readers.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I want to start off saying that I absolutely love Meg Cabot as an author. Her characters are very real and you just basically fall in love with them. I had previously read the first two Heather Wells stories and found the main characters absolutely enchanting. This book for the most part did not disappoint. We have Heather's usual antics; her penchant for too much whipped cream and somehow getting mixed up in solving a murder. There are the lovable or unlovable characters of Sarah and Gavin and I want to start off saying that I absolutely love Meg Cabot as an author. Her characters are very real and you just basically fall in love with them. I had previously read the first two Heather Wells stories and found the main characters absolutely enchanting. This book for the most part did not disappoint. We have Heather's usual antics; her penchant for too much whipped cream and somehow getting mixed up in solving a murder. There are the lovable or unlovable characters of Sarah and Gavin and the introduction to new characters. There was a storyline within this novel that I just couldn't get over wishing it were developed more fully. At the beginning of the first page, Heather is dating her remedial math professor Tad Tocco but somehow by the end of the book She and Cooper are together. That development in Cooper's feelings towards Heather are not so apparent and jumping from just friends to talk of elopement was just too drastic. I would have liked to see more of Cooper getting to know Heather romantically before marriage was brought up. In all this book did not disappoint and I eagerly await the next installment!

  30. 5 out of 5

    cloudyskye

    This was a very fast read. Most of my remarks would fall under the spoiler category, so just a few milder ones: The run in the park at the start with Heather's fear of losing important body parts had me snorting in a very embarrassing way on my train ride home. Then the "murse" thing, really, some words crack me up every time. And then the Garfield hugging thing at the end, still wiping my streaming eyes ... (view spoiler)[I'm not sure I like Heather and Cooper getting together with two more boo This was a very fast read. Most of my remarks would fall under the spoiler category, so just a few milder ones: The run in the park at the start with Heather's fear of losing important body parts had me snorting in a very embarrassing way on my train ride home. Then the "murse" thing, really, some words crack me up every time. And then the Garfield hugging thing at the end, still wiping my streaming eyes ... (view spoiler)[I'm not sure I like Heather and Cooper getting together with two more books to go in the series. Of course it's what one is waiting for, but the lovely tension is now gone and I'm afraid that by the end of the last one they'll be like an old married couple, or even bickering and doubting each other, having (boring) problems ... I've seen that happen too often. (hide spoiler)] Anyway, the next one is already waiting on my mile-high pile.

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