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Jemima J.: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans - Chapter One through Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Jane Green (author)
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Chapter One through Chapter Four Summary

"Jemima J" is the story of one woman's journey through weight loss, as she struggles to find herself after losing weight. It is a story of hope, and one that teaches that self worth is far more important, and influential, than one's weight or outward appearance.

Chapter One introduces Jemima Jones, a twenty seven year old heavy woman who wishes she were thin. She cuts photos from magazines of women she wants to look like, and she believes everyone looks at her with pity because of her weight. She also admits that she eats more than she should, and that she knows her unhappy childhood plays a role in her obesity. She knows she is kind, warm, funny, and intelligent, but she knows people look past her good features, and see only fat. She admits to sneaking food throughout...

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