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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deb Caletti Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781423396574
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Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, Jade DeLuna is 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 Sebastian. When she finally meets him, their connection is immediate, and soon Jade is drawn into Sebastian’s life with his son and his grandmother on their Seattle houseboat. Even though the situation is complicated, Jade hasn’t felt this safe in a long time. Until she learns that Sebastian is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right. . . . Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JD Switz | 2/11/2014

    " Will write a review later.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/10/2014

    " Jade was a wonderful character: thoughtful, observant, original. I found her voice engaging, and the writing did not get in the way of the story. One unusual by-product of this book: I became very interested in elephants! A lovely story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lnlisa | 1/31/2014

    " Girl coming of age: problem with anxiety, problem parents, and new boyfriend who has HUGE problems. She stays cool throughout--stronger than she knew. Already started another book by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/25/2014

    " I absolutely adored this book.... incredibly written and fantastic storyline, and unforgettable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen.deluna | 1/23/2014

    " this is the story of my life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 1/19/2014

    " Deb Caletti is such an amazing writer, but this book was good, not great. I liked it because Jade was perfectly written as you flipped the pages you felt like you knew her. Good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Akilah | 1/6/2014

    " I tried to read this book twice and just could not get through it. I love her other books (Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and The Queen of Everything), but this one just couldn't hold my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristina | 12/31/2013

    " This book defenetly earned it's place in the New York Times Best Seller .......... n_n !!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abi | 11/28/2013

    " I loved this book. Not only did I identify with jade, the main character, but I found the story very compelling and romantic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 elissa | 11/28/2013

    " Didn't like it as much as her HONEY, BABY, SWEETHEART, but it's good. Interesting stuff about elephants--the main character volunteers at a zoo. Her friend is a teen father. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Georgette | 4/13/2013

    " Ugh. I did not like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chanel | 3/30/2013

    " It was really good, but the conflict in the story is not THAT intense. But it was worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oreo22 Cream | 1/11/2013

    " I love all of Caletti's books!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wynonna | 12/15/2012

    " This book was tender and calming. I enjoyed this book, it was very emotional at times, but it was all good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia Jessica | 9/29/2012

    " This was a great book with strong characters and Deb Caletti's unique and beautiful style of writing. However, I still think that "The Secret Life of Prince Charming" is Caletti's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Hazan | 9/7/2012

    " I. Love. This. Book. I'm actually going to buy it in hardcover because I love it so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KC | 3/17/2012

    " Not the kind of YA I normally read, but I really enjoyed this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/26/2012

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK> IT IS MY FAVORITE> "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DungeonsAwaken❤ | 11/3/2011

    " I loved all of it except the ending. That sucked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki ~ no time to read | 8/15/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book because Jade was really relatable, the romantic plot was different than any other that I have ever read, and the animal part of Jade's life was a really nice, big piece of the story. I'm happy with the way things happened in the story, and how Jade changed throughout it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleena | 6/24/2011

    " This book was absolutely amazing. will update later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 6/14/2011

    " Totally relatable main character. The plot was expected, yet not. It was written wonderfully. You really understand what goes through Jades mind. The characters are real, the drama is real, and the book is great. I definitely recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/31/2011

    " Totally spoke to my adolescent self--exactly the type of book I reached for throughout all of those years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alese | 5/11/2011

    " Jade Deluna, is an eighteen year old girl with a panic disorder and the only thing that calms her down, are elephants. Live Elephants. from the zoo. Then she meets sebasation, who shares the same fasination for elephants as she does "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/3/2011

    " I liked this book a lot. The characters were very relatable and well-developed. It reminded me of Sarah Dessen's writing style in the best way and I would recommend this book to anybody who is a fan of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/12/2011

    " I loved it, you could feel Jades struggle. She really loved Sebastion and his family. I was so glad she went to New Mexico to be with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 4/2/2011

    " I love how Caletti includes a passage about animals at the beginning of each chapter. So far she has me interested in Jade and her life. Love learning about the elephants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/23/2011

    " My favorite typical teenage love story because of its depth and unique storyline and characters. "

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About the Author
Author Deb CalettiDeb Caletti’s first novel for teens was The Queen of Everything, was nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults, and was chosen for PSLA's Top Forty of 2003 and the International Reading Association's Young Adult Choices for 2004. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a National Book Award finalist, was Deb's second book for teens. Deb lives with her family part-time on acreage in Issaquah, a Seattle suburb, and part-time in the city on a houseboat. She steals her best lines from her mother, her kids, and the dog, who doesn't seem to mind. You can visit her at www.debcaletti.com.
About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.