Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Nature of Jade By Deb Caletti
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.
Jade deals with what many people deal with Anxiety.She sees a psychiatrist,psycologist and medicine.This is her story of how she grows,learns and finds romance when sometimes she has a hard time dealing with everyday things.Jade see's Sebastion and his son on a Elephant computer camera and is intrigued.
I liked this book.I had a bit of trouble with the talking back and forth between the characters as sometimes it was not quite clear who was talking.The Story was well written and well thought out.I believe that there could have been a bit more romance in it.It was there but on a scale of 1-10 it was about a 5.I believe Sebastian played a pretty big role in Jades life once they started dating and the book could have focused a tiny bit more on that.But that is just my opinion.Other then that Deb Caletti had me glued to The Nature of Jade.Its definitely worth reading!