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Love Is All You Need: The Nature of Jade; Wild Roses

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Get a double dose of realistic romance in this collection of two fan favorites from Deb Caletti.Love may or may not be all you actually need, but it’s easy to feel that it is when you’re wrapped up in one of these two stories from Deb Caletti.

In Wild Roses, Cassie is in love, but she can’t let her stepfather know. Her mom’s husband is a beloved public figure, but a private
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Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Simon Pulse
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Nicole
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I only read the second book which is, "The Nature of Jade." After buying the book and bringing it home I discovered that I had already read the first book, which is "Wild Roses," and from what I can remember I didn't like it that much, so I didn't bother reading it again. Maybe one day I will reread to see if my mind changes.

Anyway, "The Nature of Jade" is about a girl, Jade (obviously), who suffers from extreme anxiety and she is afraid of truly living her life because she never knows when an a
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JeanBookNerd
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Deb Caletti’s Love Is All You Need is a collection of two of her works: The Nature of Jade and Wild Roses. Both stories will deal and tackle with some serious and very real problems. As the title suggest, it deals with romance but it stretches beyond that. In Wild Roses, protagonist Cassie must deal with the relationships she has with her mother, father, and step-father, while keeping her boyfriend a secret from her public figure stepfather. In The Nature of Jade, it tells an intriguing story of ...more
Maddie Boyer
I did not like this book... I tried oh so very hard to get into this book but it did not grab my attention. I feel it took way to long to get to a point
Claudie023
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the 2 story but my favorite was the nature of Jade , i have anxiety and i really love animals so I can relate to her and Sébastian is so cute with Bo i really enjoyed reading this story :)
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

Pretty soon after starting Wild Roses, I knew I would not regret my decision to review this omnibus. The quirky, hilarious character of Cassie charmed me immediately. Her narration makes this book such a joy to read from page one. Though the book tackles some seriously heavy issues, the tone remains light and humorous because that's how Cassie explains things. She's both wise for her age and totally a teenager, as exhibited in her whining about her parents and childish dream that they will rekin
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Ezequiel Den
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I finished reading this book at last!!!

It is composed of Two stories:

1. "Wild Roses"

- This story, the first one, is the one I don't like between the two. It bores me up to the point that I regret buying this book. If you're gonna ask me on my rating bout this story, I'm gonna give it a three or even a two point five stars.
I'm really bored and honestly, only the sarcasm and occasional meanness of the characters are the ones that keeps me reading it, they managed to keep my hopes up for the sto
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Cham Perez
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two books in one? What more could I ask for?

This is my first take on Deb Caletti. Haven't even heard of her after buying this book. I bought this book with little to no information of its story. I bought this because of how thick it is and I thought to myself, "Hey! It's been such a long time since you've read a book this thick. Why not buy it right? It's not that expensive anyway!" And so I did. I bought it because of thickness and the black and white background with a splash of red made it loo
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Sarah Maddox
This review will probably be either really short or really long.

In Wild Roses, Cassie is in love, but she can’t let her stepfather know. Her mom’s husband is a beloved public figure, but a private nightmare whose manic phases and paranoia are getting worse. Cassie begins to fear for the safety of her boyfriend...and herself.

In The Nature of Jade, Jade struggles with Panic Disorder. Her boyfriend is a calming influence…until she learns that he’s hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force
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Leann
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Wild Roses, Cassie is in love, but she cannot let her stepfather know. He is a famous person and on the outside all appearances are wonderful, but his creative genius has caused him to spiral into madness and paranoia. Cassie fears for her boyfriend and herself as things begin to spiral down. In The Nature of Jade, Jade is a teenager who has a wonderful boyfriend who tries to help her stay calm through her panic disorder episodes. He appears to Jade to be the perfect guy….but then she discov ...more
Zoe Tribley
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
The whole "white girl stream of conciousness" style of writing made it really hard for me to like this book let alone just read it.

For one, I do not know why I did this to myself because just the title "love is all you need" is puke worthy.

and second.
because I do have a heart.
i like human interaction just like everyone else.
and I swoon at guys worthy
BUT THIS BOOK. GOD DAMN.
It's predictable in the whole "bam cute guy just came out of nowhere" kind of way which of course! results in the "wo
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Hailey Ann
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wild Roses and The Nature Of Jade are two really good ones from Deb Caletti, and it was smart to put them together. They are a good pair.

Honestly? My one complaint is the huge typo in Jade, where Sebastian said "When they handed me Sebastian at the hospital..." instead of "When they handed me Bo at the hospital..."
THAT BOTHERED ME SO MUCH. IT JUST THREW ME OFF.
WHAT EDITOR MISSED THAT.
IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.
-cough-
Still a wonderful compilation, though.
Alicia
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, female, family
I do enjoy the cover and appreciate two books in one with similar themes, but my issue with the book is partly the the extreme drama of both stories with over-the-top characters (at least that's the voice that comes through in my head). I would love to get more in to the two stories for their meatier issues of mental health, OCD, and choice-making/decision-making, but it's marred by the voices of the characters.
Shelby Teal
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, the second one in the book was a lot more intriguing I thought, the first one seemed to out there and unrealistic. It took me a while to get Into this book, but after I did I couldn't put it down. I recommend this book to someone who Is looking for a fun read. This book is easy going and enjoyable.
Patricia Antiquera
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it
"Love Is All You Need" focuses more on family and I like that. I also love how Cassie (Wild Roses) balances her life between family and relationship despite all the problems she and her parents are facing...even between her and Ian. Her sense of humor with a little bit of "sarcasm" sometimes made me love the book more :-)
Bookaholiclover
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love is All you need

When you get two books of Deb Caletti in one its definitely like magic. The Nature of Jade and Wild Roses in one book and the cover was definitely a nice twist and such a nice touch to the meaning of both books, definitely a nice read.
Josephine
Jun 23, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnr
Picked this up because I liked the cover however I didn't like the premises when I sat down to read it and decided not to read these stories.
Camille Rabino
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
i liked nature of jade more. much more realistic. i also liked it because of the elephants. it made me want to study elephants too.
Aliya
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
The wild Roses is more enjoyable to read rather than The Nature of Jade.
Chelsea Chandler
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two very good stories that will capture the young adult heart and soul. Both stories are unique in their own way. Look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Sabrina Bellesbach
I'm going to rate/review this book by the individual stories
Jan Pauline
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Angela
Dec 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
Love Is NOT All You Need.
Jhem
Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Two books in a book? Hm. It's not I didn't like it, it was good actually. It was not thrilling enough, I think?
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Deb Caletti is an award winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include “The Nature of Jade,” “Stay,” “The Last Forever,” and "Honey, Baby Sweetheart," winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her first book for adults, “He’s Gone,” was released from Random House in 2012, and was followed wit ...more
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