Jemima J.

Kobo ebook | August 3, 2006

byJane Green

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Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, better paid), her only consolation is food. That and a passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben. Her life needs to change and soon. But can Jemima reinvent herself? Should she? A novel about attraction, obsession and the meaning of true love.

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Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, better paid), her only consolation is food. That and a passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben. Her life needs to change and soon. But can Jem...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 3, 2006Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141956534

ISBN - 13:9780141956534

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jemima j. Improbable timelines. Preachy ending. Oversimplified solutions to complex problems. Dated technology
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Jemima j It was a bit long drawn out
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read ! This book is about how important looks can be... or not. Jane Green made this book fun, entertaining, full of surprises and we really get into the mindset of the main character. This book is very different from her other other books, which are more and more about depressing cheating husbands leaving their wives stories.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Typical chick lit A quick read that is good while on the beach but don't waste your time otherwise!
Date published: 2010-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oh yeah. I'm going there. Loved it orignally. I thought it was a lovely book, for chick lit material and would have recommended it to anyone. Now I see the book for what it is. This book teaches us that hypocrisy is only acceptable when you’re beautiful or when it positively involves the man of your dreams. And lest we forget, it also teaches us that being vapid seems to have a mutually exclusive relationship to the amount of weight one loses. I wanted to originally give this book 1.5 ...maple leafs but that's not an option. I can't say I don't like it because I did honestly like the book for a long time. But saying it "Wasn't Bad" seems a bit too overenthusiastic of a rave for me. I hate to admit it; but for a while this book was to me, is what Twilight is to a Twitard. Don't worry. I've taken the vaccine. I'm fine now.
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Jemima J This book, in my opinion, is Jane Green's best by far. The story of Jemima J will leave you inspired and hopeful. If you're having a bad day, read this book and you'll feel a little better. Jemima is the most loveable charachter and I found myself not wanting the book to end. I want to know more about Jemima J!
Date published: 2008-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! Jemima J is still one of my all time favourite books! I picked this up at the library and read this when I was feeling "blue". The book was awesome it really made me believe that anything was possible if you put your mind to it. Since then I have read this atleast a dozen times! It is my favourite Jane green Book!
Date published: 2008-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book is amazing. It is so inspiring and makes you want to go out and accomplish all of your goals and dreams. It shows that no matter what, if you put your mid to it, you will acheive your goals. I have read this book at least 3 times.
Date published: 2005-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely brilliant.... All I can possibly say about Jemima J. is... Absolutely Brillant! Jane Green's writing style alone - interplay of first person and reporter narrative - is worth reading the book for. Recommended for anyone who loves Marian Keyes and Helen Fielding.
Date published: 2002-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from identified! at last! i got it for christmas. as much as i hate to read, i was guilted into reading it cause it was a gift. couldn't put the thing down. every spare minute, i was reading it! i sooooooooooo identified with the character, her feelings, her struggles. great book! GREAT book!
Date published: 2002-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Inspirational Story This is a must read for those who think they cannot make their dreams come true. Jemima proves that anyone can achieve anything their heart desires. With a little perseverance, you can achange your outlook on life and triumph over those who look down on you. I thought this was a great motivational story for those wanting a little change in their lives. I love how Jemima takes a chance and does something as crazy as going to LA to meet her internet guy, only to have it change her life for the better. This is a tale for those who don't believe anything is possible. After reading this, I felt that taking chances definitely has its rewards.
Date published: 2001-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jemima J Rocked my World My first time sitting down with a Jane Green book, but it took me no time at all to read it. Literally woke up early to finish it. This is a fairy tale for anyone who has ever had a love affair with Sara Lee, or Haagen Daas.... for anyone who has ever tried to fill their appetite for love and affection through food. In a way that is neither condescending nor cliched, this is the story of Jemima J, a lonely Londoner who is living with being overweight in a way that is both heartbreaking and inspiring. However,Jemima J is someone all women can relate to, regardless of their size. Beyond how we appear on the on the exterior, we all remain the same inside, and share the same desire: to be loved for who we are and what we have to offer. Jemima J is a fantastic read with many unexpected surprises. This is a book that looks beyond the rules of attraction and truly shows us what draws us to other people; what makes us fall in love.
Date published: 2000-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent escapism When I picked up this book, I was looking for a little escapism and some light reading. I found that and more! _Jemima J_ is a wondeful read. It reminded me right away of Wally Lamb's _She's Come Undone_ and I read it in much the same way: almost all in one sitting, until I finished it at 4 in the morning...I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Jemima Jones is a character that you instantly like and you want to see her find love and happiness. I can't wait to pick up another of Jane Green's novels to see what other compelling characters she's created.
Date published: 2000-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful! a wonderful book. a must read if your a fan of Helen Fielding's Bridget jones!
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful I loved this book from the first page right to the last. It was great to see JJ find happiness and then lose it and then find happiness once again with her one true love and most importantly with herself. A must read!
Date published: 2000-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! This was one of the best books I've ever read. Jane Green make Jemima into a character that most of us can identify with, her struggles, her thoughts and her quest for acceptance, happiness and finding true love. While doing all this making us aware that being perfect is not all it cracked up to be.
Date published: 2000-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!! I just can't seem to say enough good about this book. I loved it from start to finish! After I was done, I missed hearing what Jemima was up to today. Sometimes it made my heart ache and sometimes it made me laugh out loud! I look forward to reading whatever Jane Green dreams up next. If you liked this, try Mr. Maybe, another fantastic read by Green!
Date published: 2000-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jemima J Amazing Read!
Date published: 2000-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jemima J couldnt be... any better!..one of the few books ive read that actually kept me interested and that didnt make the main character a frump.
Date published: 2000-05-23