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The Nature of Jade

>> Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Name: The Nature of Jade
Author: Deb Caletti
Pages : 288
Start Date: April 15
Finish Date: May 2
Type: ;Hardback
Status: Library

Summary:I am not my illness. "Girl with Anxiety," "Trauma of the Week" -- no. I hate stuff like that. Everyone, everyone has their issue. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't. Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. 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. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby. His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. 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. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past. Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right. Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.

My Review: I started this book one night and then I stopped. Why? Well, it was kinda dry and blah and made you think "ok, ok, boo-hoo for you, lets here the story". But later I picked it back up and thought "Why the hell did you put this down, dummy?" Needless to say I then promptly flew through it and it was...amazing. It had everything and it was given out in good proportion. But I gotta say Sebastian really made the book for me. He is the perfect young dad. And the thing that clicked for me was Jade and her mom. In the begining, how they act, is just how my mom and I act! Also talk. Speaking of talking [har-har] I talked to my mom about what Jade's mom does, and she said that she would totally understand and give me support and NOT TELL (which Jade's mom does). What do you think? If you can, ask your mom and see what she'd think about what Jade's mom does to Jade in the end. And would you do that to your daughter, sister, niece, or maybe just a bff? Personally I wouldn't have. If you've read the book, comment. If you haven't, well read the talk to me, k?

It makes you realize how basically everything we do comes down to a) mating or b) competing for resources. It’s just like Animal Planet, only we’ve got Cover Girl and Victoria’s Secret instead of colored feathers and fancy markings, and the violence occurs at the Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale. ~ page 21

Cover/Title: I like this cover, because the people on the other... well I don't think that's what they looked like -_- The name is flawless because this is about the nature of Jade.



Staci June 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

I loved this one too but Jade made it for me not Sebastian. Not that I didn't think he was very cool but I loved her story.

The Clumsy Reader June 19, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

Yeah Staci you are CoMpLeTeLy right! I loved her story too, and of course Jade made it more for me than Sebastian. :) thanks for commenting!!

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