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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Once she takes control of this, other things fall into place, like meeting the boy in the red jacket.

One day she sees a boy with a baby from the monitor and becomes obsessed in a way. Jul 01, Katy rated it it was amazing. So here we have Jade DeLuna, a bright high school senior who privately battles a panic disorder.

Not only do the elephants calm her down, they make her feel important and not so tied up in her schoolwork. Having said that, I loved the nnature feel of the book and the upper YA characters Sebastian being 20 and Jade being 18 Here’s another snippet of her effortless appealing prose.

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

The Nature of Jade Book Review

Jade’s got other complications as well: I love jzde, fully defined endings but this book allows you to take what Jade has naturr and apply to her life and beyond. Jade is 18 and Sebastian is 20, and their relationship is a mature one, more about family and enjoying each other’s company. It was only one of the things she did to oc her fears and to put herself out there, so I kind of hated that Jade mentioned only that when thinking about how much better she felt.

Jade has really bad anxiety like really bad. I like to know what kids are reading. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. I know people say it like this all the time, but it’s not actually correct. She needs to step up and take lead of her life and to control it more. Jun 12, Spider the Doof Warrior rated it it was amazing.


The Nature of Jade « Deb Caletti

If my dad tried forcing anyone in my family to do sports, I would flip. May 02, Kate caoetti it really liked it Recommended to Kate by: Jade is a sixteen-year-old living in Seattle. Her relationship with this guy she used to watch in the zoo is not what the actual story is about. As Jade monitors the web cam from her own room and also spends time with the elephants at the zoo, she notices that a young man with a small child frequently comes to observe the elephants.

The sight of him becomes something she craves, so it’s nice that he keeps a regular schedule.

If you are saying you could care less about something, is that really expressing the feeling you want it to? Nov 14, Morgan F rated it really liked it Shelves: I couldn’t put the thing down and was completely engrossed in the characters and kf lives.

When Jade sees a mysterious boy with a baby who keeps reappearing by the elephants, she becomes interested in him. Throughout the course of her senior year, Jade finds herself feeling more and more out-of-place with her friends as they discuss their future plans.

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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. And at the end when Sebastian said they had to move to New Mexico, and Jade had the acceptance letter to the University of New Mexico, and her mom told her to go and be with the love-of-her-life, Sebastian, and his son, Bo, I was so th especially since Jade and Sebastian both got there love with each other happy ending.

Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.

She takes medication and goes to a therapist, but the one thing that keeps her calm is the elephants. Overall, this is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. Meanwhile, trouble with her mother — who embarrassingly clings to the high school rituals Jade shuns — climaxes with the ultimate embarrassment for them both. Pf think she has a gift with getting inside character’s heads and a spot-on voice for young adult literature.

And now Jade has to decipher what she feels is right, or I wish I could give this book a 4. I would love to see a sequel to this because the story was left open enough for that.


And I’m nothing like her, apart from the bits of cynicism. And the lack of true female friendship, and even more so, Jade’s total disdain towards every female character, even the ones she claims as her friends, bumped this story a star down.

Or when she sees how all her high school friends are stuck together mostly jadw of habit and are beginning to move their separate ways. I thought she was just going to forget him and that can’t happen in this book!

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

As she makes that decision, the fabric of her own family starts to unravel. Place the book back down, have a stretch. 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.

She volunteers at the elephant habitat at the Jaxe and finds not only peace and balance in her life but an intense relationship with a t The Nature of Jade centers around high achiever Jade DeLuna, a high school senior living in Seattle.

With every chapter opening up with a portion of The Fundamentals of Animal Behavior, this novel compares the nature of humans with the daletti of animals. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Add your rating See all 3 parent reviews. When Jade finds out the truth, it is even more complicated than she could have guessed.

She is watches elephants with the zoo monitor in her room to comfort her. This book was written perfectly, with the perfect contrast between Jade’s time spent with Damian and the elephants, to hanging out with her friends, to her home life, to staying ajde the houseboat.

Jade’s parents sometimes act more like animals than the elephants, and the elephants act more like humans.