Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Nature of Jade by: Deb Caletti

Publication Date: 
March 2008


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. 

My thoughts:
This is one of those ramblers, where the author let the character go on and on. And sometimes it's about things that don't seem to matter. I mostly give up on these but after reading the summary I was intrigued and kept on. I am glad I did though. 
I think the story touched me more then most I have read lately. I know elephants are amazing creatures, but at the end of the day that relationships that are emotional and touching are the ones that draw you in the most. And this one isn't a let down. 
Love should be able to conquer all, but at times things are more complicated then that. Life gets in the way or occurs and sets you off track. Other peoples actions and emotions affect you. It's the way of life and this story shows us that.

My Rating:
3 stars

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