Saturday, November 3, 2007

Book Review #10

Title: Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans
By: Jane Green
Pages: 384

Book Description: 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.

What I thought: If your fat or were fat, you might like this book. Otherwise don't bother reading it. I thought it was O.K. It was written weirdly. We would see glimpses of the characters and then if would jump out and I'd be reading a narrator analyzing the characters. It was kind of odd. Though I did find myself anxious to keep reading... and I laughed a few times!

I also felt like I was reading a book about some stripper because ... well, look at the cover. I kept folding the book over so no one would ask what I was reading! lol.

I give this book 3.5 out of 5


  1. So...I KNOW you judge a book by it's cover, lol. Did you buy the book BECAUSE you thought you were reading about a stripper? haha

    Thrilled that you are reading so much. "It's a good thing!"

    Have you seen the link to the paperback club? You trade thru the mail, getting points for what you send out. Use the points to "buy" something else.

  2. I do judge a book buy its cover! but i read the back and decided to give it a go! lol

  3. you and mom should post more.. there's nothing to look at and i'm bored