A Book Review: Jemima J

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I am so happy to report to you that I have finished the first book in what seems like years….probably because it has been! 

I have to first thank my sweet friend, Caroline, because she was the one that recommended this book. I have read a few Jane Green books in the past but had never gotten the chance to read this one. When we took our trip to Arizona for the National Championship, I picked it up from Amazon (thanks Prime Mail!)

Quick Summary
Jemima Jones is a twenty-something British girl who works in PR and is overweight. Way overweight. She is surrounded by beautiful coworkers and roommates and has even fallen head over heals for Ben, a coworker. She knows that Ben will never have an interest in her so she knows that she wants to make a change in her life. When she meets Brad, a gorgeous Californian over the internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed, glamorous and trendy girl. When her long distance beau demands they meet in real life, she knows that she can't hide her duckling self behind emails anymore and becomes the woman she's always wanted to be. With a surprise ending and some heart break throughout, JJ not only learns about true love and addiction, but she learns more about herself than she's ever known. Remember Ben, who she lusted at before her transformation? Who will she end up with…Ben, Brad or alone?

My thoughts after reading it
Loved it. Couldn't put it down!
She has some guts to travel across the country to meet someone she met on the internet!
How does your self esteem change after a transformation like that?
Does Ben like JJ only because she lost the weight and only sees her beautiful after the dramatic change?
Sometimes people claim to be someone they're not because they can hide behind a computer, but when it's time to meet the person…that's scary!

I actually let my mom borrow this book and she read it in one day and couldn't put it down, either. She was so obsessed that she went to the library and rented 4 more Jane Green books!

Would I read it again? Absolutely.

Have you read this book? What books have you been loving lately?

I've actually already started another book and because I loved this so much, I picked up another book by Jane Green. It's called Mr. Maybe and I'm loving it so far! Stay tuned for another book review…but it might be a while because I've only had time to read a chapter or two at night. Off to read, I go! 


  1. I like a lot of Jane Green's books! She has a great writing style. The Beach House, Dune Road and Family pictures are among my faves!

  2. I read this book years ago and loved it and I totally would read it again! All her books are favorites of mine! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. That's such a good book! Glad you picked it up & enjoyed it too :)


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