Hello everybody!! (Is anyone else thinking of Grover from Sesame Street?) I took last week off because my mom and dad drove in from Ohio for the weekend, and I had a lot of shopping and cleaning and shoving-things-into-closets to do. I did read a couple of books last week, but I’m going to try to save those for a week when I didn’t read anything. With Christmas looming, I’m sure that will be sooner rather than later.
This week, the book I have for you is Size 12 and Ready to Rock, the fourth in the Heather Wells mystery series by Meg Cabot. I think you could read this book out of order because most of the important information about the main characters is rehashed. Like the other books, most of the action takes place in one of the residence halls at fictional New York College. This time, though, the target isn’t one of the employees or students at the college.
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.
Like most of Meg Cabot’s books, I enjoyed this one. It’s a quick read, even though there is a murder and some pretty serious subjects, like domestic abuse. The dialogue is snappy, and there are songs written by the various characters at the beginning of each chapter. Although I haven’t actually finished the book, I have no doubt that the bad guy will get his just reward in the end.
What have you guys been reading?