First off, I am a big fan of Jane Green. She can almost do no wrong in my eyes… That’s why I was really excited to check out Jemima J, a Jane Greene novel written long ago in 2001.
The main character Jemima Jones is overweight and a far cry from having a Cindy Crawford-like figure. Her stylish, thin roommates treat her like a maid, so she turns to food for comfort. On top of that, Jemima has a crush on her handsome, out of her league coworker Ben – making her realize that she needs to make a serious change in her life.
Jemima takes the opportunity to reinvent herself when she meets Brad, a gorgeous man from California, on the Internet. She presents herself as JJ, the gorgeous, skinny, fit woman that she has always wanted to be. But soon, Jemima’s long-distance boyfriend wants to meet her in person. She has to finally conquer her addiction to food to become the ultra-skinny model that she claimed to be or risk losing Brad forever.
Jemima undergoes both a physical and emotional transformation that so many readers can identify with, especially if you have ever struggled with your weight. This is an interesting chick lit book that explores the other side of the coin – how to accept yourself and become the person that you truly want to be.