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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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Or when she I wanted to like this book. Return to Book Page. This left her incredibly anxious and afraid to take risks. These are all questions that Jade asks herself, and if you read this book you will find the interesting answers.

Long story short, Jade gets a job at the zoo, meets Sebastian, and they begin a relationship. Jade is stronger, and when spring comes in a new year, she can finally conquer her own fear of change. Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.

Parents need to know that this book centers around a high school girl’s complicated first love: Booksense This book wraps intimate storytelling, wit, and wisdom around tumultuous, dynamic characters. Jade begins to wonder about this boy and comes up wit Jade is a senior in high school who suffers from anxiety attacks.

He himself is not interesting. Eventually she volunteers at the zoo and bonds with the elephant keeper, Damian Rama.

The elephants go about their lives like very calm people. A boy who stops to watch the elephants.


The Nature of Jade

Not that I found Sebastian to be a truly bad dude or anything, but what was he doing drawing Jade into this whole disaster? Unfortunately the first half of the book moved so slowly for me.

View all 17 comments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Also, Caletti writes with that odd YA adult voice that seems to come from another, stiffer generation hey, I’m guilty of it tooone where Jade’s year old brother actually calls her “Sis”.

Lists with This Book. The only thing keeping this book from receiving five stars would the the grammar. I prefer classics to newer novels where I am bombarded with swearing and explicit sex.

From this experience, she meets Sebastian and gets pulled into I wish I could made this book a 4.

So the plot sounds like a love story. While volunteering at the zoo, Jade meets lots of interesting folks and, of course, Sebastian — as well as his young son. Still, she finds herself loving everything about him, his grandmother Tess and his little boy Bo. Romantic Times Book Club Magazine Top Pick Once again, Caletti proves to be one of the best writers in her genre with a book full of heart, depth, great twists, and fully realized, soulful and flawed characters.

This book is all about how life and love can suck. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. A lot or a little? This is one of those books that are hard to define in terms of demographic. It’s two months later and Jade has grown really attached to the elephants before she sees the boy again. I could relate to it also. Jul 01, Katy rated it it was amazing.


The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Overall a really lovely hidden gem of a book. The elephant element within ‘The Nature of Jade’ filled my heart with warmth. I learned a lot about elep This is by far one of the best books I have read. I admit I had my doubts at first — Sebastian had a child, Jade was pretty immature, and there were a couple of secrets kept that left me wondering if they could actually work things out.

Jun 28, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: She finds the elephants most mesmerizing and calming, which help her with her disorder. But she wonders why he sometimes comes there at night after the zoo is closed, by himself.

The Nature of Jade: As she makes that decision, the fabric of her own family starts to unravel. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Read more Read less. I enjoy a good coming-of-age story, but perhaps I’ll have to accept that young adult books today might just focus on too many issues for me.

She became attached to the elephants, finding them calming to watch, and then started to watch them at home, from a webcam the zoo set up.

The writing in this novel is phenomenal. Over all it was cool,fast, and kindda deep read.