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TitleJemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans
Author(s)Jane Green
PublishedJune 2001
PublisherBroadway Books
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Reviewer kathy wrote:
Excellent, entertaining and just can't put it down. Can't wait till it's time to workout so I can read about Jemima and what's next. The part that's difficult is when you zip through a novel as good as this one, you start to worry about what could you possibly read next, before you're even done and could ever compare to JJ's trials and tribulations? Thank you very much Jane Green. Keep writing for folks like us that want to be continually entertained.

Reviewer TONYA LASERRA wrote:
This is the best book ever. Keep writing Jane Green. I have loaned this book out to one friend, and now it has gone to her friend, then to her friends friend, put it this way, if haven't gotten it back yet and it's been about 2-months. I read the book in 2 days, it was actually hard to put it down to go to work. Everyone that has read it comes back with the same remark. I could really relate to jemima...go figure!

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Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself-as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails-no small feat. With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman's quest to become the woman she's always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is.

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