Imagine this. One moment you are on top of the world. Everyone is yelling your name and wanting to be you. Then the next moment, you are a nobody.
That is what happens to Heather Wells in the book “Size 12 is Not Fat.” When Heather was younger, she was a famous pop star. Then she talks to her manager about writing some of her own songs, and he laughs in her face and tells her to stick with what the fans want.
Upset at what he said, she quits the music industry. After that, she loses her boyfriend and her money — and gains a few pounds. She gets a job at New York College as an assistant dorm director.
One day, she gets a frantic call from a co-worker and finds out there has been a death on campus. The cops rule the death as an accident and move on, but Heather has other thoughts. She doesn’t believe that the girl’s death — caused by elevator surfing, which is jumping from one elevator to another — was an accident. Then a second girl dies exactly the same way. Now Heather must save the girls in her dorm while trying to watch out for herself.
I loved this book! I love how it is not all about a girl who is a size 2, has cheerleader friends and is popular at school. This book shows that everyone isn’t perfect and that you can be any size and be just as popular as the next person.
I would have liked the author to elaborate on why she chose the title, as it’s really a murder mystery. But I would recommend this book to any teenage girl who likes a good, funny mystery.
Tami Benedict is a 11th-grader at West High School and has written reviews for Book Nook for four years.