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Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

Wild Roses; The Nature of Jade

For Ages: 12 and up
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 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 Jade to decide between what is right—and what feels right.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 608 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442466364 | 
  • January 2013 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Chapter One

To say my life changed when my mother married Dino Cavalli (yes, the Dino Cavalli) would be like saying that the tornado changed things for Dorothy. There was only one other thing that would impact my life so much, and that was when Ian Waters drove up our road on his bicycle, his violin case sticking out from a compartment on the side, and his long black coat flying out behind him.

My stepfather was both crazy and a genius, and I guess that’s where I should start. If you’ve read about him recently, you already know this. He was a human meteor. Supposedly there’s an actual, researched link... see more

About the Author

Deb Caletti
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Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart;The Nature of Jade; Stay; and The Story of Us. In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, Deb’s work has gained other distinguished recognition, including the PNBA Best Book Award, the Washington State Book Award, and School Library Journal’s Best Book award, as well as finalist citations for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Literary Award. She lives with her family in Seattle. You can visit her at DebCaletti.com and become a fan on Facebook.

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