the-nature-of-jade1Book Title: The Nature of Jade
Author: Deb Caletti
# of pages: 288
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; February 27, 2007

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 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 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.

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I just finished this book! Finally, it’s due tommorow along with three other library books I didn’t get to finish reading or even started anyways. And I am going to be busy the next couple of days because of finals and all.

This story has really made me really feel calm towards elephants! (even if I’ve never been to a zoo or seen an elephant.) Another cute story! I’d love the little tid bits on animal behavior at the beginning of the books,. Some of them were funny and just nice to know. Most of the character’s are well layed out also except for I was confused on Tiffany’s character. She was a little mysterious which was actually kind of cool and all.