Monday, September 23, 2013

#BookReview: The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot

Retired pop diva turned assistant residence hall director Heather Wells has a wedding to plan.  She's got the man, Cooper Cartwright, and the date, September 28, but guess what else Heather has?  Fans of the Heather Wells series know that Heather is famous for being the Brittney Spears of her day.  They also know she's famous for working in the death dorm, also known as Fischer Hall.  As such, you can hazard to guess that there's yet another body standing in the way of what should be Heather's special day.

The usual cast of characters are back.  I remember being mildly annoyed with Magda and her "my little movie stars" comment in the first book of the series, Size 12 is Not Fat, but Cabot tones it down and Magda brings levelheadedness as needed.  Carl, the handyman, has an increased role this time around, as does Lisa Wu, the new residence director.  The abrasive Sarah and slacker Gavin are also back and are welcome members of this cast of characters.

Cabot's writing is still just as fresh as it was with the previous books in this series.  I would think that it would be difficult to continue creating story lines based on the same characters, but she does a good job with it.  Previously, I only listened to the Heather Wells series, so this was my first actual read.  There have been books that I prefer the audio to the paper version and vice versa, but I enjoyed reading this book just as much as I've enjoyed listening to the others.  Though it was written as part of the series, I don't think the average reader would have any problems reading it as a standalone.

Published: September 2013
Disclaimer: Copy of book received from publisher, opinions are my own.

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