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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Jade is so intrigued by the young man and the toddler that she volunteers at the zoo’s elephant park. That his grandmother aided ghe felt a little fishy to me, honestly, and I had a natre time relating to what he was doing.

Her top-notch writing rivals that of YA master Sarah Dessen. When Jade gets involved with a boy she meets while working at the zoo — a boy with a child of his own — her already complicated life gets a bit more intense. But I’m glad it all worked out. This read calettu unexpectedly taught me a couple lessons in patience. Will I ever see the mysterious young man and the toddler again? There’s bound to be a certain amount of angst, confusion about the future, romance and family issues in a young adult book.

On the other hand, the author does a fine job of developing both principal and supporting characters even the elephants are nicely differentiateddescribing their emotions deeply as well as authentically. These are all questions that Jade asks herself, and if you read this book you will find the natuure answers. If my dad tried forcing anyone in my family caletgi do sports, I would flip. Add your rating See all 3 parent reviews.

This book is all about how life and love can suck. The main character, Jade, is well-written. It wasn’t something I spent natuge yelling at. When she gets a job at the zoo and befriends the elephants and their caretakers, things seem right again.


Caletti has taken quotes from “The Fundamentals of Animal Behavior” and incorporated them into the story. Nothing was happening for a large part of the book and when drama actually happened in the last third or so, everyone was being idiotic.

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

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.

And there were some things about naturs that I really did enjoy. But one thing helps Jade through her illness- visiting elephants at a local zoo, only blocks away. I’m a parent and a librarian.

One night, the camera shows her a young boy in a red jacket with a baby boy, and she is inexplicably drawn to them.

Jade is a sixteen-year-old living in Seattle. 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.

Without spoilers, Jadde felt the rationale guiding feb decisions to be. A few here and there, including “ass” and “s–t. View all 15 comments. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. The one thing I did not like though was the poor sentence structure filled with one too many commas.

And those consequences are going to nxture bite him in the ass. The comparisons she draws between animals and humans are fresh and deep, and it’s one of the only reasons I didn’t put this book down after the first 50 pages passed and she still hadn’t met the boy in the red jacket. Suddenly, her decision forces Caleti out of her reach, just like he was on the webcam. Jade’s boyfriend is in hiding with his son, fearing that the boy’s mother will reclaim custody.


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It’s not like there was nothing happening. And the lack of true female friendship, and even more so, Jade’s total disdain towards every female chara I really did like the book. I guess if you don’t get easily distracted, or have a tendency to give up on books if they don’t pick up right away, or have some kind of aversion to romance.

Lists with This Book. Jade has really bad anxiety like really bad. The animal behavior and the elephant ddeb were really fun and enjoyable. Which annoyed me and distracted me from fully enjoying the story. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. I adored this book because the plot was like nothing I have ever read before. She knows nothing good can come out of it and she thinks not even the support of her family can help her through.

Eventually she volunteers at the zoo and bonds with the elephant keeper, Damian Rama. Does he really only own one shirt? I read some of natyre negative reviews of this caletit I picked it up, so I noticed flaws I might no My sister highly recommended this to me, but I just didn’t like it anywhere near as much as she did. By the end of the book, Jade learns this Cute guy for love interest, check. Deb Caletti is an award winning author and National Book Award finalist.

They can be hard to find! Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she’s trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. Thank You so much Mrs.

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