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Or maybe it’s his soft clothes and warm eyes, but I’m just comfortable there with Sebastian. May 26, Izza rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is really slow-moving. Issues to deal with: The one thing I did not like though was the poor sentence structure filled with one too many commas. I have enjoyed rediscovering much-loved books. Read The Nature of Jade when you have the time as a transition book: This is one of my absolute favorite books.

Jade’s boyfriend is in hiding with his son, fearing that the boy’s mother will reclaim custody. 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. I had caletgi few issues with it, and the positive aspects far outweighed anything negative.

That his grandmother aided him felt a little fishy to me, honestly, and I had a tough time relating to what he was doing. Jade is not without her issues I think the moral of the novel is that everyone has issues and quirks; she has an anxiety disorder, an obsession with elephants, and little rituals she does to reassure herself.

I’m not sure if This book had a really interesting plot. Continue reading Show less. Also, Caletti writes with that odd YA adult voice that seems to come from another, stiffer generation hey, I’m guilty of it tooone where Jade’s year old brother actually calls her “Sis”.


A boy who stops to watch the elephants. I understand introducing characters and ideas, but this just dragged. 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.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. By the end of the book, Jade learns this 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. Random pick at the library.

The Nature of Jade

Books by Deb Caletti. Caletti definitely knows how to write an engaging life story and I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves reading. I will edit it later. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Jade,18, is in her senior year of high school when she is diagnosed. 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 the elephantsand helps her toward a goal of one day working with animals.

I think the point of the book is to be able to relate to it and I could with this book.

I’m not sure why Deb Caletti chose to end the book that way, and I’m not even sure if I understand the meaning of it. When Jade finds out the truth, it is even more complicated than she natture have guessed. For example, there are a lot of minor characters, and while some are sketched out pretty well, some could be kade by a cardboard cutout, like the guy at the video store who always wears a pineapple shirt and always recommends the same surfing movie.


I learned a lot about elephants that I never knew before and that made this a worthwhile natufe also. He wears a red jacket, holds a baby, and Jade knows in her gut that he will become part of her life.

Simon Pulse Publication date: I adored this book because the plot was l Jade has really bad anxiety like really bad. His son would start asking questions. Things are harder than when I was young, I’m sure. I hate stuff like that. I love solid, fully defined endings but this book allows you to take what Jade has learned and apply to her life and beyond.

What is really right? She went to prom and her daughter didn’t and then she has a fling with the librarian? 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. Sep 27, Gwen the Librarian rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I liked the conversations with her therapist.

When she meets Sebastian, a handsome boy with a month-old son, she falls in love with him and becomes immersed in his world. Other than that, there is some occasional swearing, and Jade gives a vague description of having sex with her boyfriend.

Showing of 37 reviews. Get to Know Jaee. I really did like the book. This boy with a past. Caletti created the perfect characters for this story. They are not perfect and they all struggle with their insecurities. Ok at caleyti first mention, but do we need to be told this same thing several times?