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Haunted (The Mediator #5)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  21,703 ratings  ·  462 reviews
My name is Susannah Simon, and I am a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. Yes, this does get in the way of my attempt at a normal sixteen-year-old life. At least I have Jesse, the ghost of a nineteenth-century hottie, haunting my bedroom. But there's also this other guy. A live one, who has the same gift of gab with the undead I have. In the same way I'm...more
Published January 1st 2004 by Turtleback Books (first published January 21st 2003)
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Jul 02, 2008 Maggie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: All girls
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Jul 06, 2008 Jacki rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
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I'm a BIG fan of The Mediator series, no that there's this fifth book to the collection, I really needed to read this.

The realtionship between Suze and Jesse is one of a kind, mainly because he's a ghost. But, she thinks he doesn't feel the same way. He rarely speaks to her, nobody can see him except her and paul.

Paul's a mediator too (someone who can see and communicate with ghosts). He's one of the bad guys and yeah he likes Suze too! When he kisses her, she actually kisses him back! I was thi...more
Dec 06, 2007 Capu rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone!!
I loved this one!! I was heartbroken when Jesse went to the rectory, but oh did my heart flutter at the end - woooo!!! Nice twist too with "Grandpa Slater".

I agree, the fight chapter was hillarious!!! I love that CeeCee realized finally who Jesse is. And I love how she is willing to let Suze explain it all in time. What a great friend!!
Brandi ;)
I have really enjoyed this series and I have every intention of finishing the last book, however, this book just didn't do it for me. I know a lot was revealed about 'what' Suze is and what all she can do that she was unaware of, that part was great. I just got sick of hearing about Jesse. Good gracious me, that was ALL she thought, talked, whined, moped and pondered over. Jesse, Jesse, Jesse, ect. Why doesn't he like me? What did I do? How could I kiss someone else and like it when I love Jesse...more
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Der erste Satz

Meine Meinung
Auch dieses Buch liebe ich über alles. Es hat mich mal wieder total gefesselt. Ich habe es erst heute Morgen angefangen und war schon heute Mittag fertig, weil ich es gar nicht mehr aus der Hand legen wollte. Es hat mich einfach von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute total begeistert.
Dieses Mal ist mein Herz echt aufgegangen, da es wirklich total romantisch und total niedlich war. Ich habe manchmal echt selbst Herzklopfen bekommen. Ich war glaube ich vorallem so...more
Sep 14, 2012 Campbell rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Early to late female teens, if I had to reccomend it to anyone.
Recommended to Campbell by: The cousins- Ava, Julia, and Maddy.
This series is something of a guilty pleasure to me.
I hate it. The writing is awful- the grammar is something I can't even begin to criticize and do any justice to just how annoying it is.
The first person perspective is that of a girl who is sixteen... and likes to believe that she's nothing like the sluts and popular-crowd-girls, when in fact, she is exactly like them.
The main character makes me want to hit something, hit something really, really hard.


It's quite funny, really, in places, an...more
O 5. díle Mediátora jsem slyšela, že je to jen "výplň" mezi skvělým 4. a 6. dílem a že se tam toho moc neděje. Ale s tím rozhodně nesouhlasím! Pátý díl nebyl o nic slabší než ty předchoží, naopak... Jestli první polovina série byla výborná, ta druhá je naprosto famózní a já jen doufám, že mi to závěrečný díl potvrdí.

Dějově to bylo nabité od první stránky až do konce. Žádná kapitola tam nebyla nudná nebo nedůležitá. Opět bych mohla vyjmenovat jako u každé knihy od Meg, že to bylo napínavé, vtipn...more
Steph Su
I swear, this series just get better and better. In this installment of Suze’s life in Carmel, California, the delectably dangerous Paul Slater reenters her life just when she thinks she will never see him again. Paul is the Devil in a hot bod—or so Suze believes as she recalls the past summer when Paul tried to kill her and make her ghostly sweetheart, Jesse, disappear forever.

Paul claims to know what, exactly, they are, why they communicate with ghosts and what else they can do. But Suze doesn...more
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I think that this was an interesting installment. There were very little mediator events, which I appreciated. The book mostly concentrated on Jesse, Suze and Paul's love triangle. I was expecting another cliche mediator event to happen, but Meg Cabot surprised me and didn't go down the lane. Instead, all we had in this book was a love triangle. Surprisingly, it was enough for me. I didn't find myself too bored. While trying to remember what was in the previous 200 pages of the book, I can't see...more

This one has probably been my least favorite in the series so far. It seems like nothing really happens until the very end. Also, Suze was kind of being dumb in this one.
Lindsey Albright
Mar 29, 2014 Lindsey Albright rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Feminine Teenagers, Young Adults, People that enjoy ghost stories and romance
I read this book a while back. It's great as a stand alone novel. In fact, I didn't even know there was a series until recently. I'm not terribly interested in reading the books prior to this one. This one has stood out in my mind as something fantastic for a while. The end does leave you wanting more, but I've been hesitant about finding out if there was more. I mean, how could it get better than this particular book?

I finally did a little research, low and behold, this is the fifth book. I'm g...more
Oct 22, 2007 Juhi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: People who like Meg Cabot
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Thsi book was about all this haunted stuff and ghosts and things. I thing if you are very interested in mysteries and haunted things and ghosts then thi swould be the book for you!
Bel V. F.
E chegamos perto do final da série "A Mediadora" e confesso que estou bem triste por estar acabando. Gostei muito mesmo dessa série.

Neste episódio, temos a volta às aulas, depois do verão e, quando Suzannah pensava que tudo correria bem, ela recebe uma grande e não tão agradável surpresa logo ao colocar os pés na escola. O novo aluno da escola é Paul Slater! Sim, o irmão do Jack, de "A Hora Mais Sombria", que também é um mediador. E como se não bastasse, ela vem tendo muitos pesadelos com ele.

Kate McMurry
Review of abridged audiobook

I rate the actual book, Haunted, at 5 stars. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the abridged audiobook, which I rate at only 2 stars.

This is book 5 in the Mediator series, starring Susannah (Suze) Simon, a 16-year-old, high-school girl who encourages (and sometimes forces) recalcitrant ghosts to move on to the afterlife and stop bothering the living. Suze's powers include the ability to not only see ghosts but touch them. Which is a blessing when she can be hugg...more
Isabella Ballew
Me and Meg Cabot have a little agreement...sure it might be one that she is not aware of but that's beside the point. I have given her a chance...and another....and another. I pretend I can't stand her quality of writing, that I think it's superficial, anti-feminist, etc.,etc., blah blah blah...Her stories are bearable but I tend to have a blatant dislike for her main characters (I mean really how many Doc Marten wearing characters can a single author have, especially seeing as most people stopp...more
UHhh...ach Jesse. Od začátku jsem se nemohla rozhodnout jestli mám této knize dát 4 hvězdičky. Kvůli nespisovný čeština(u přímý řeči mi to nevadí), která mě furt bije do očí, mi celá série ubírá na kvalitě, a pak hvězdičky přidávám podle děje. Ještě tak v půlce jsem si nebyla jistá, jenže pak přišla ta totálně úžasná scéna, u který se musela snad každá čtenářka co má tenhle druh knihy ráda, rozplývat. Nejhezčí kluk ze živé populace a nejhezčí kluk z té mrtvé se o ni prali v jejím domě, nehledě n...more
Veronica Widya
well, i love this book. there re so much happen in this book. like there are many interesting scene in this book, and i bet if they decide to make the tv show it would be tense, fun and exciting. :D
okay, like paul. like i a bit disappointed with paul. i mean from the previous book, he seems really nice and turn bad. and perhaps he's isnt that bad. he just thught that suze is fine there. because theres no time limit for mediator. but, the thing that i dont like from paul in this book re bacuse he...more
I get horribly addicted to childrens/young adult literature, the curse of being a teacher. I was standing in line to purchase "Breaking Dawn" the night it came out and one of the young girls in line was talking about this series. I thought, "Heck, I'll check it out." Bad move for me, because I was hooked right away.
The series is about a young girl who is a mediator (someone who can see and talk to ghosts of people who haven't moved on). It is an interesting series, but I really want to be finis...more
This was a pretty good book. You have Suze Simon, 16-year-old girl who's really a Mediator, meaning she can communicate with the deceased and help them to their final resting place. In addition to that, she has Jesse, the ghost of a nineteen-year-old Latino who died in the nineteenth century, and, for some reason, is unable to cross over to the afterlife, living in her bedroom. Well, as luck would have it, Suze and Jesse fall in love(yep, a living girl and a dead guy), but there's someone stand...more
Amel Armeliana
Kasih 3.5 bintang, tapi genepin 4 bintang buat Jesse. Kyaaaaa....Jesse sungguh keren, hihihi....
Lama banget mandek di buku 4, baru sekarang lanjut ke buku 5, lupa soalnya -__-

Masih di seputar galau nya perassan Suze kepada Jesse, apalagi sejak Jesse mencium Suze di ending buku 4. Cuma sejak ciuman itu Jesse malah menjauh dari Suze. Yang membuat Suze tambah bete, ternyata Paul Slater yang hampir membunuh dia dan Jesse malah muncul dan satu sekolah dengan Suze. Dan parahnya si Paul usaha banget me...more
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4. We learn more about mediators, which is always cool. Apparently, Suze is different from even normal (if you can say that) mediators - she's a shifter, who can...more
Haunted is harmless fun of the Twilight variety. And in fact, this book was released the same year as its vampiric compadre. You've got the classic conundrum that teenage novels are so fond of: one clueless girl, two smitten boys. Just with a dash of supernatural thrown in. It's nothing that I haven't seen before a hundred times.

But despite this, the novel works. Call me a sucker, but the love triangle never fails to keep me enthralled. Meg Cabot is truly a master at writing to the "everyteen":...more
Nur Fadilla Octavianasari
Paul Slater come back, parahnya gak buat liburan seperti dibuku ke4 melainkan pindah ke Junipero Serra Mission Academy *nama highschool aja ribet amat* dan yah tentu aja nganggu ketentraman hidup Suze.

Paul yang merasa punya bakat yang sama dengan Suze dan lebh dari segalanya masih hidup lebih berhak atas diri suze ketimbang si Jesse yang nggak bisa janjiin Suze apa2 itu *mintak dijotos emang*

hoooo, Suze-Jesse makin canggung nih pasca 1st kiss mereka.
Jesse, hantu gentlemen ini merasa gak pantas...more
Yola NY
wow! akhirnyaaaa....

udah nunggu dari buku pertama kemunculan hubungan romance jesse-susannah, akhirnya di buku 5 baru deh kelihatan.. keren jg nih jesse aksi cemburunya, walaupun dia jelas-jelas hidup dan matinya di abad 19.

lanjutan dr buku 4, ttg kemunculan Paul, seorang mediator lagi. nah cuma si Paul ini tipe mediator yg agak beda dari Susannah dan pastor dominic. dijelasin deh klo trnyata gak cuma mediator yg ada, tetapi juga para "pengelana". nah, apa sih pengelana ini? gara2 susannah penas...more
This lovestory just gets longer and longer... But decpite my annoyence with Jesse and his inability to speak his mind, I really liked this book! It started up something fresh and exciting and gave the series a twist. I do wonder however how little Jake (Jack?) Pauls brother is doing with his mediator skills... I would have wanted to know more about that. But you cant have it all.

The character Susannah has really grown on me. She is funny, brave, strong and... cool (it that too geeky to write?) A...more
In this book Haunted, i find it very interesting. The author makes the scenes very realistic and those are one of the things i like about this book. This book reminds me of both of my previous books, Crime Beat and The Baby sitter 3. These books all start off with a story an end with a solution. I chose this book because i am interested in the genre mystery. I like to read about a books that will keep the suspense and want me to know what would happen next. In Haunted, there were chapters I've...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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“Well, hi, CeeCee," I said. "Hi, Adam. Nice of you two to drop by. Ever heard of knocking?"
"Oh, please," CeeCee said. "Why? Because we might interrupt you and your precious Jesse?"
Jesse, upon hearing this, raised his eyebrows. Way up.”
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