The Nature of Jade [Deb Caletti] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A beautifully rendered coming-of-age story from the National Book. Grade 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Jade DeLuna suffers from panic attacks brought on by realizations of her own mortality. In addition to therapy and prescribed. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Jade is a : Nature of Jade eBook: Deb Caletti: Kindle Store.

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Caletti definitely knows how to write an engaging life story and I totally recommend this book nnature anyone who loves reading. Anyways I relate to Jade because I have jadw same problem as her. The mother and fathers hard trial sepertation. She takes medication and goes to a therapist, but the one thing that keeps her calm is the elephants. But she wonders why he sometimes comes there at night after the zoo is closed, by himself.

And is the toddler his kid? Place the book back down, have a stretch. I would love to see a sequel to this because the story was left open enough for that. Not because it was a sad book, but because I hated to end such a caletyi and well-written one. Is this one of those books? When she meets Sebastian, a handsome boy with a month-old son, she falls in love with him and becomes immersed in his world.

Jade is so intrigued by the young man and the toddler that she volunteers at the zoo’s elephant park. It felt like I tied anchors to my ankles and then had to drag them along with me while I was listening. A family where whatever the other issues are, there is a solid foundation?

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Mar 06, Jesi Sarracino rated it really liked it. Learn how we rate. Reviewed by Kylie for TeensReadToo. By the end of the book, Jade learns this The characters are so multi-faceted and Jade’s ot are especially human. I was rooting for her in every way — not only for her and Sebastian, but for her to repair her relationship with her mother, and to help her little brother through his own problems.


Or maybe it’s his soft clothes and warm eyes, but I’m just comfortable there with Sebastian. In telling about Jade and Sebastian, Caletti pushes her readers to consider these same moral choices, and perhaps to realize that sometimes there are no correct answers in life.

Jade tells her mom about her life, trusting her to keep it a secret. As is so rare in this genre, Jade comes to truly see her parents as the frail human individuals they are, rather than the sterotypes she would like them to be. Open Preview See a Problem? I’m so happy I picked it up. I enjoyed my second Deb Caletti book much more than dsb previous one I read of hers Honey, Baby, Sweetheart but I still have conflicted feelings Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Some guys give you the edgy feeling of dogs behind chain-link fences, and some give you the nervouseness of heels you’re not used to.

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Simon Pulse; Reprint edition March 25, Language: Caletti writes beautiful prose, with sentiments about the finer details of life that make you pause and contemplate. This was my first time reading Deb Caletti, although I’d seen her books for years.

Jade is drawn into Sebastian’s cozy yhe with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she’s in love. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live.

In fact, I really hope that is not the case as I just purchased 2 or 3 more of her novels at the Seattle Library Sale two weeks ago. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the naure creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Book review: ‘The Nature of Jade’ by Deb Caletti

In addition to therapy and prescribed medication, she finds relief from her condition by taking care of elephants at a local zoo in Seattle. Long story jad, Jade gets a job at the zoo, meets Sebastian, and they begin a relationship.


Jun 11, Sherrybaby rated it it was amazing. Her top-notch writing rivals that of YA master Sarah Dessen. If my dad tried forcing anyone in my family to do sports, I would flip.

And now Jade has to decipher what she feels is right, or I give it 5 stars!!! The way the elephants connection to humans was describe was gorgeous. This story of a young woman growing up, falling in love with a boy, a baby, the elephantsand learning to renegotiate all the important relationships in her life is told with such heart and in such resonant language that the reader wants to meet and know these characters in real life. Or very subtle clues that you don’t see until after the event has happened?

Several characters just felt like vehicles to move the story along later. How old is your kid?

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I though Jade and Sebastian’s relationship was lovely and it was so interesting to see how Sebastian’s situation was dealt with, although I would have natkre to have seen more from Bo he’s such a cutie.

Based on 3 reviews. And I felt my body warm over at every time they were with each other, and that has only happened with my crushes or with Edward and Bella in Twilight or with Auden and Jadde in Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen. The plot pretty much is her summer before college and how she deals with everything. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I really, really loved this. Her discussions with her therapist were a mature, as was her work at the zoo.