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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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Sebastian is such a great guy, even if he’s technically a criminal. I also really love Caletti’s writing style, the way she describes things with more than just their visual appearance really works for me. Personalize Common Sense for your family.

Back in — two years ago! However, I was confused by the ending. She knows this, and yet she can’t quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come.

It’s two months later and Jade has grown really attached to the elephants before she sees the boy again. He himself is not interesting. Adult Written by music May 3, But, I am oc that Jade was brave enough to make the decision to leave Washington and move to Santa Fe so she could see Sebastian.

The Nature of Jade

It was such a beautiful story. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It jadde me sad that young adult books seem to be so issue-driven. Jade’s character is great, too. I couldn’t put the thing down and was completely engrossed in the characters and their lives.


Her story is so capturing and heart warming you will be thinking about the book days after you’re done. One day, while leaving the zoo, she finally meets the young man. Issues to deal with: Sympathetic main character, check. It gives me a casual bravery – not how I’d be with anyone at school. The love interest, this boy Sebastian, was just so bland.

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Jade just feels out of place and wants to change things. To calm herself, she visits the zoo and becomes so fascinated by the elephants—and so disgusted with the smallness of her own life—she becomes a volunteer at the elephant house.

A few here and there, including “ass” and “s–t. She knows nothing good can come out of it and she thinks not even the support of her family can help her through. It is only vaguely made. Is that love at calettk sight?

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However, there are some parts the actual dialogue it was so very boring, and weird!! Especially when she learns he is on the run from his son’s mother. Copyright Reed Business Information. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She volunteers at the elephant habitat at the Zoo and finds not natire peace and balance in her life but an intense relationship with a teenage father. In addition to their relationship being so genuine and lighthearted in spite of everything, Jade herself is a very real character.


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

Read The Nature of Jade when you have the time as a transition book: It is about growing up, breaking away from family, finding true love and making yourself happy. 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 liked to have seen more from Bo he’s such a cutie.

Overall, this is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I believe that this is one of the few “teen reads” that makes your time worthwhile. I thought she was just going to forget him and that can’t happen in this book! I also enjoyed the animal information that led off each chapter.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids nafure the go. 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. User Reviews Parents say Kids say.

The characters were realistic, and Jade was a good narrator filled with humor and honesty.

And those consequences are going to come bite him in the ass. Recommended to Flannery by: