By Meg Cabot
Paperback, 345 pages
Published January 1st, 2006 by Avon Trade
Heather Wells Rocks!
Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knowsteenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen — not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives — even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!
But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .
First Line: "Um hello. Is anyone out there?"
Favorite Line: "Because size 12 is the size of the average American woman," I point out to him. (Page 6)
I have to say this book was just what I needed after the last couple books I have read. It was a light, humorous read with a side of suspense. Heather Wells is such a comedic character. You can’t help but squirm in your seat in hopes she gets out of the tough spots she gets herself into. There are so many other colorful characters that you can’t help but love and others you can't help but hate.
I absolutely loved that this book had two things I like to have in a book, drama and comedy. It may not be hard-hitting literature, but who can go wrong with a book that has you laughing out loud. This is one of those books that will go great with a glass of wine on the side. Nothing beats that!
Until next time... Happy Reading!