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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This book left no sentence unimportant. I over analyze things and I have to stick to routines because it comforts my anxiety. I give it 5 stars!!! The whole Tiffanys Parents Custody thing, the whole time I was like, Tiffanys–Bo’s mother–had no ca,etti to have custody over him, because she never cared once.

Her mind works in an interesting way, and she’s a great character with her own little quirks and everything, but it just feels like you’re waiting for something to HAPPEN. But, I am glad that Jade was brave tbe to make the decision to leave Washington and move to Santa Fe so she could see Sebastian. I would follow these characters forever. However, I was confused by the ending. This book is all about how life and love can suck.

I have read all of Deb Caletti’s other books and have kade say this isn’t her best. Part of calteti nature of Jade is that she suffers from debilitating panic attacks, helped by medication, but baffling calettu confusing. It isn’t until she visits the zoo and is given a job working with the elephants that then she meets the red jacket boy, Sebastian and Bo, his son.

I shared the following with Deb, and now I will share it with all of you: The mother and fathers hard trial sepertation. When she meets Sebastian, a handsome boy with a month-old son, she falls in love with him and becomes immersed in his world.


Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Jade has panic attacks.

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Both Sebastian and Jade had interesting families and I was glad they were included as pretty consistent characters, rather than only being mentioned once or twice. Good student Jade is an overachiever who has developed panic disorder.

Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. They see in each other something that most people couldn’t– that they are not their circumstances.

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Caletti allows Jade to learn these lessons through a realistic manner, in which any teenager can relate to. She’s interesting and sometimes pretty insightful. In addition to therapy and prescribed medication, she finds relief from her condition by taking care of elephants at a local zoo in Seattle. Return to Book Page. Stricken with anxiety for years, Jade finds focusing on the animals at a nearby zoo — the elephants, specifically — takes her out of her own head.

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

Amazon Music Stream millions xeb songs. Just like Jade did. Parents need to know that this book centers around a high school girl’s complicated first love: But there are problems: I like to know what kids are reading.

She knows this, and yet she can’t quite I am not my illness. Teen, 13 years old Written by Japanese Gal November 24, I liked the inner monologue more and luckily there was a lot of it.

By the end of the book, Jade learns this On the surface, this story comes across as a typical teenage read but it is not. Caletti definitely knows how to write an engaging life story and I totally recommend ov book to anyone who loves reading. There she finally meets the boy in the red jacket Sebastion, and his son Bo. Do calegti stories glamorize teen parenthood — or help kids learn the risks and responsibilities that come with sex?


However, The Nature of Jade is still a very nice read. The only flaw of the book is that it has an ambiguous ending. Eventually Jade meets Sebastian and jare little son and their friendship turns into a love affair. How old is your kid? It calms her to watch the elephants on the zoo cam, where one day she sees the boy in the red coat with the baby in his backpack and she is hooked.

She gains confidence, poise and maturity, even as other aspects of her life begin to unravel. Do you find any of the portrayals to be accurate — or are they lacking in any way?

Caletti writes beautiful prose, with sentiments about the finer details of life that make you pause and contemplate.

I love solid, fully defined endings but this book allows you to take what Jade has learned and apply to her life and hature. What needs to stay the same, and what is OK even if it changes? Jade is drawn into Sebastian’s cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she’s in love.

Try it that way.

And I liked the conversations with her therapist. But there were more things that bothered me. She knows this, and yet she can’t quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. I read some of the negative reviews of this before 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.