Big Boned

Let me begin by clearing up any confusion for anyone who found this post via a search engine: This probably isn’t what you are looking for. Feel free to leave. Okay, now that’s taken care of, let the review proper begin.

Big Boned is the third Heather Wells book by Meg Cabot. I have not read the first two, but from what I could gather, Heather Wells is a former popstar who now works in administration at a dorm. Sorry, residence hall. Based on what I assume to be the events of the first two books, the dorm, Fisher Hall, is referred to as Death Dorm. Predictably, director spots are hard to fill, so the college appoints an interim director, who, you know, gets murdered

It’s hard to know what to make of Ms. Cabot’s novel. On the one hand, it is very fast-paced and written in a likeable manner. On the other, it is largely forgettable. The book is caught between a detective story and a romance and does not succeed as either. As a detective story, the plot is weak and low on details and in general not developed enough to have a twist.

Actually, now that I come back to this two weeks later, I can’t even remember who the murderer was. Okay, I have now, but it shouldn’t have taken that long. Like I said, highly forgettable.


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