The Nature of Jade
Jade and Sebastian are some of the best characters in YA fiction. And Sebastian's little boy is adorable!
It was a pretty deep book for me, and I still think about it from time to time.
I loved this book! I could really relate to Jade on the love for elephants. I thought that this book was so sweet. Deb Caletti is an awesome writer.
I loved the way Sebastian made her feel calm. You just wanted to hug him. But being more serious, teenagers face the same anxiety problems over the world, I have friends that that happens to. I just thought it was good for people with anxiety attacks to relate to.
This book was a disapointment to me, but if your obsessed with elephants, then Im sure you'll love it. I found myself skipping whole paragraphs and pages. The elephants were okay but they were over kill.
I liked the romance part of the book. All in all it was a decent book informative about elephants. You should give it a try in your free time.
"I don't hold back my tears... Nature is never static, I understand. Change is ever-constant, clouds zipping across a sky. It is dynamic, complicated, tangled, mostly beautiful. A moving forward, something newly gained, means that something is lost, too... But I, like nature itself, am strong and resilient. Over the eons, pieces of me had been brave, and I can be brave too." (287)
Jade DeLuna has Panic Attacks and to survive in them she finds solstace in the things that give her peace, like the elephants at the local zoo. As she watches them through the web cam, she sees a boy in a jacket, a red jacket. She becomes fascinated with him and the boy he carries with him as they visit the zoo; and is drawn to them.
The Nature of Jade shows us the raw emotions of life. The effects of change and the true depths of human emotions. Caletti shows us the world of elephants as a mirror image of some of the deepest emotions, how they can feel what we feel as well. How our emotions all connect, and unwind in a flurry of actions and events.
Caletti once more brings out the raw power of emotion through her writing and pulls you forth to understand the strength in Jade and if you look hard enough, the strength you can find in yourself.
This book was surprisingly good. The Nature Of Jade isn't normally a book I would read, but this was awesome. I couldn't put it down. It was finished in 2 days.
Jade has a love for elephants, so she watches them on her computer. One day she sees a guy and gets interested on why he keeps coming. She finds out why and she enjoys his company. Her love of elephants leads her to volunteer at the local zoo and she applys for college all during her senior year.
This is good for anyone who loves to read.
Jade is a senior in high school and she's been cruising along until she sees the boy in the red jacket on the elephant cam at the zoo. Jade is obsessed with the elephants and when she sees the boy there several times, she knows that they are destined to meet. She tries to run into him a couple times, but it doesn't happen, so she moves on. She is working with her therapist on her panic attacks, thinking about where she might go to college, and she even get a volunteer gig working with the elephants at the zoo. But then the boy in the red jacket shows up again and Jade feels drawn to him even though it turns out he has a son.
This book was excellent. Caletti captures the awkwardness of Jade and the boy meeting and starting a relationship exactly. She also fleshes out Jade's family very well. The reader gets to see all of the cracks and fissures lurking under the family's perfect veneer. The elephants are a great way to bring the whole book together and I learned a lot of interesting things about them while reading. Highly recommended.
Jade DeLuna (what a pretty name . . .) is striken with a panic attack disorder: she believes she's fatally in danger when there is none present. However, this ailment is not what this story revolves around. To calm her nerves, she loves watching the zoo through an online feed, and sees a boy who comes to gaze at the elephant, much like she gazes. She sees the child on the boy's back. Yet, she sees him turn his face to the sky, and she falls in love. In love with a boy with a past. And as Jade's life comes crashing around her, with her parents married life falling apart. As she clings on, Jade learns the true reason why living life to the most is worth it, and she learns to live in another life, not dictated by her panic attacks.