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[Jane Green] í Jemima J [young-adult-historical-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download · 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 Maybe because I deal with literature every day in my job, I tend to pick books that are entertaining and easy to read while trying to wind down and Jane Green s books fit that description for me A lot of the other reviews I ve read trash the message of this book about fat people, losing weight, etc but somehow I doubt that she wrote this as an attack on fat people of the world or to promote eating disorders I found Jemima to be pretty real most people don t initially go right for the eat reasonably and exercise theory of weight loss because of all of the quick fixes that are available I also don t think this book promotes the idea that fat people have to lose weight to be attractive what I do think is that Green does a pretty good job of illustrating the expectations of society as well as the ways social pressu I ve never been so thoroughly disgusted with a book In Jemima J, Jane Green glorifies anorexia and then tries to claim that the main character is merely obsessed with exercising, even though she is clearly not eating The result Jemima loses a massive amount of weight about 80 lbs in a short period of time, and all of a sudden, men can t keep their eyes off of her.
The plot is lame, even for Chick Lit Fat girl falls in love with unattainable guy, chats with American hunk online, decides to lose weight to go visit said hunk, things go downhill from there, unattainable guy falls for the ex fat girl, happily ever after Oh, and by the way, the shocking plot twist is positively wretched The writing is just as bad Green has this obnoxious habit of switching from Jemima s poin Ugh This book doesn t empower ugly ducklings, it panders to them The fat phobia is so thick in this book I can t believe I got through it The main character s obvious eating disorder is glorified, encouraged, and applauded If I were a lesser woman here is the message I would ve gleaned from this shitfest The only way to be happy, advance your career, find a hot man, and make your skanky roommates jealous is eat lettuce and work out fanatically Also, lying on the internet is ok Southern California is portrayed as if the person writing has never stepped off a plane at LAX before Apparently Barnes Noble and Borders bookstores in LA don t carry anything but film industry books Two characters at two different points couldn t find so much as a good fiction selection because there were How to Write a Screenplay titles floor to Mental Health read A Thon Eating Disorder RepIf I m being 100% honest Jemima J is really a 1 Star read but I gave it an extra star for making laugh This book was awful Absolutely dreadful Jemima Jones is fat and depressed She binge eats, hates her job, hates her roommates, hates pretty much all women, and most importantly hates herself Jemima believes that if she loses weight than everything in her life will be perfect If she s thin, then she get a boyfriend If she s thin than she can get a better job.
If she s thin than she will have friends Important Note Jemima J was published in 1999 Enter Brad, the guy she s been chatting with on this new thing called THE INTERNET Brad is an eligible California hunk who thinks Jemima is a thin workout obsessed glamour girl After agreeing to meet in real life Jemima decides to Sometimes in life, you have to make things happen That you can change your life if you re willing to let go of the old and actively look for the new That even if you re on the right track, you ll get run over if you just sit there 5 UGLY DUCKLING STARS.
This is my ultimate go to book, it s like comfort pages for my book soul I fell in love with Jane Green s perfectly written novels some years ago in my late teens and I have read and re read the novel so much that my paperback version is lovingly creased and well worn I can t fault this author and her effortlessly romantic tales of love Jane Green has a special ability to write fiction in a way that s engaging but with a hint of reality that hits my emotion buttons.
So what s it all about Jemima Jones is overweight, lonely, unhap It s been a long time since I ve read this book But I remember the pertinent details Jemima, an ugly duckling basically a woman who is plus size, doesn t have highlights, and dresses comfortably instead of fashionably , is in love with her co worker Because she s an ugly duckling, of course, he doesn t notice her So Jemima starts online chatting with a hot guy from California who, for the obvious ironic twist, owns a gym and is hyper into fitness After chatting for awhile, he wants a picture of Jemima Jemima panicks, but not to worry her friend does a photoshop touch up of her that makes her face thinner and her hair blonder In other words, her friend makes her hot Whatever happened to you re great, just the way you are And of course, the guy from California wants to meet her What does Jemima do, then She starts going to the gym And not just once a day four or five times a week, li
Oh But not as fat as the main character of this novel At least, not according to Jane Green, the lady who wrote this book I couldn t possible be, given the descriptions given of the character The main character is five feet and seven inches tall and two hundred pounds Which, of course, sounds just awful if you have no actual understanding of what two hundred pounds actually is In the real world, that sized woman would wear about a size 16 American sizing dress and could still shop in most regular department stores In the book, however, a woman of t Dear Bridget Jones,You really should meet up for a cappuccino and a chocolate croissant with Jemima Jones I think the two of you have the potential to be great friends, as you have so muchin common than just your last names distant, long lost relatives, perhaps.
After all, you re both single women, journalists, Londoners, traumatized by eccentric mothers, habitual dieters, smartasses, Silk Cut smokers, and prone to sleeping with handsome bastards while waiting for Mr Right to come along.
However, you have a much better sense of humor, I must say And one would hope that would rub off on JJ She haspoignancy about her than you do, which makes her lovable and empathetic, but too much melodrama is bad for the soul.
Take pity on her, Bridget Jemima tends to be terribly lonely a l What s difficult about any book like this wherein an unhappy person changes and becomes happy is that we as the reader are tempted to assume that the message is meant for us In this case, if you are fat, you should become skinny if you want to be happy You should turn yourself into an exercise fiend, get cute clothes, learn to do makeup because fat chicks don t know how, obviously , and you ll land yourself the man of your dreams.
The thing is, though, that s not what I think this story was about It s not intended to be a moral lesson for those of us who are Size Zero Challenged It s a STORY.
Jemima was a generally sympathetic woman, who, at the start of her story, is very unhappy She makes some power moves to rectify that situation and hits some speed bumps along the way In general, the story was engaging and amusin