Anxiety is something a lot of teens struggle with. The fear of the things around you, and the tightness in your chest. Jade is no exception. She watches the elephants at the zoo to calm herself. The everyday life of the elephants is so routine, it’s almost human. Jade notices a guy her age that watches the elephants too, but he also has a kid. Jade feels a need to meet this young man with the child. When she is asked to become a volunteer at the zoo working with the elephants she sees this not only as a chance to get away from the struggle at home, but to also closer to the elephants, closer to her friends and closer to herself in this book about the nature of Jade.