Jemima J.: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans Topics for Discussion
One of the main themes in the novel is self image. How did Jemima originally see herself? How did this affect her life? How did she see herself after her weight loss? What changed? Did this change her personality? What does this say about self image, and how it affects your life?
Jemima J, in the novel, goes from one extreme, being heavy, to another, as she pushes herself dangerously thin. In the end, however, Jemima finds a healthy balance. What causes her to find this balance? What does this balance do for Jemima, and how does this help her?
Jemima loses weight in the novel by eating very little, and exercising tremendously. What drives her to lose the weight? Does she lose it for Brad, or does she lose it for herself? Do you think Jemima is...