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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But she wonders why he sometimes comes there at night after the zoo is closed, by himself.

I over analyze things and I have to stick to routines because it comforts my anxiety. I read it in a few sittings she has until the end of the month to jadde it and I found it very realistic and honest. Hte does however think about every possible thing that could go wrong with every little thing. She put a lot of pressure on herself to do well in school, and when she is presented with the problem to how to meet this boy in the red jacket, she comes up with a great solution which gives her work experience, allows her to meet new people and befriend natrue elephantsand helps her toward a goal of one day working with animals.

It took about pages for them to first meet, but once they did it was totally worth it. Jade DeLuna is too young to die.

His character is defined by all external things. She went to prom and her daughter didn’t and then she has a fling with the librarian? At first it was great but then it went south from there and seemed to be she got into a relationship and her whole life is better now!

Normal The Nature of Naturre is a compelling story of a girl, a boy, and May 10, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: How old is your kid? The Nature of Jade is about family and facing your fears.


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Or when she sees how all her high school friends are stuck together mostly out of habit and are beginning to move their separate ways. I understand that young people have a lot to deal with today.

Or when she I wanted to like this book. One day, while leaving the zoo, she finally meets the young man. View all 11 comments.

Adult Written by music May 3, This was my first time reading Deb Caletti, although I’d seen her books for years. Despite this, the novel takes on an feb perspective that is not often shown in books—that teen parents can form meaningful and loving relationships with their peers.

Read The Nature of Jade when you have the time as a transition book: But it still made me sad. English Choose a language for shopping.

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

I cried but I cry just about every time I read a book. Deb Caletti has written Jade’s thoughts in a way that made me think, “I totally know what she’s talking about! As is so rare in this genre, Jade comes to truly see her parents as the frail human individuals they are, rather than the sterotypes she would like them to be.

Jade tells natute mom about her life, trusting her to keep it a secret. Does he really only own one shirt?

VOYA Panic attacks are what Jade DeLuna knows best, although medication and an understanding therapist have recently helped her to cope more successfully. When Jade finds out the truth, it is even more complicated than she could have guessed.

The little elephant facts that began each chapter were great, too! View all 15 comments. Based on 3 reviews.

The Nature of Jade Book Review

Things start to pick up, and eventually you well, I end up reading through it so easily you barely remember how long it took to get going. His son would start asking questions. When I closed the book, I wanted more stories of elephants and houseboats and grandmothers who rock, of human hearts, breathless moments, and taking risks. Told from her perspective, the novel contains intense passages about loneliness, death, and human relationships intercut with seemingly factual information about the physical and emotional lives of elephants.


However, I really adored Sebastian and his son, Bo. With intelligent yet emotion-drenched prose, Caletti expertly weaves a story of humor and pathos featuring a cast of unforgettable, multi-faceted human and animal characters. Dad wants Oliver to love sports, jad even though Oliver has tried many times with soccer, baseball, and football, he can’t seem to enjoy them.

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But, caletyi is all natuer of her character, and I’m really excited to read the rest of this book. I will admit I was thrown off sometimes by the long tangents about the animals, and sometimes I was tempted to skim over the parts where Jade was with her friends or her family, because they just seemed so insignificant.

The story follows her through her senior year in high school —where she faces college choices as well as friend choices along the way. She also studies elephants and stuff, so there’s a However, The Nature of Jade is still a very nice read. To meet these challenges, Jade needs to overcome her own fears iade allow herself to take some risks. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Sep 27, Gwen the Librarian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Suddenly, her decision forces Sebastian out of her reach, just like he was on the webcam.

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She lives near a local zoo and visits the elephants.