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It's a hot Californian summer and Suze's best friend, Gina, is visiting from New York. Bliss! All Suze wants to do is check out the cute guys down at the beach. Unfortunately, being a mediator makes hanging out like any normal teenager pretty hard. So, Suze is hardly surprised when a fatal car accident wreaks havoc on her perfect summer. The spirits of four high-school stu ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 4th 2005 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published June 26th 2001)
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Sabrina
The story starts with Suze’s best friend from New York coming to visit her in Carmel, California. Suze's stepbrothers Brad and Jake (aka Dopey and Sleepy) suddenly start fighting over Gina's (Suze's friend from New York) attentions. Gina and Suze were hanging at the beach and decide to go get more drinks because it was warm. At the market, something catches Suze's attention, four people in formal wear. Upon further inspection, she notices something else, they are all dead or otherwise known as g ...more
Cherrylea
Again, I really loved this book. I read it too fast - now I have to wait the weekend for the next one! Grrr. I'm going to do my quick comments:
1. More Jesse action! Yay! Though, I mean, I'm still waiting for some MAJOR stuff. At least she admits that she's in love with him, and he really cares about her. That's enough for me, for now.
2. Again, everything's not typical. I'm good with that - Michael being what he is. It adds the needed spice!
3. Gina is awesome! I loved the complications she causes
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Sara
The third book in the Mediator series, Reunion, was significantly weaker than the first two. After loving the second book in the series, Ninth Key, I was thoroughly disappointed by this one for two main reasons: the setting and the characters.

Cabot started out strong in the first two books, but she lost is me on the setting in this one. Living in Northern California I can definitively state that nobody sane could wear a bikini on a beach in March. Yes, it might be over 70 degrees, but that wind
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Nina
Meg Cabot redeemed herself with the third installment, Reunion, to The Mediator series. This book was really a lot better and way more interesting than the second book. I hardly even remember what the second book was about, to be quite honest!

Maybe I just liked this particular installment because it had that mystery section that the previous books lacked. The four ghosts in this story seemed very real, too. I mean, they acted like the teenagers that they used to be. The main characters in this p
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A triple decker review. This is what you end up with when a series is so good that you read the books one right after the other.

In Ninth Key, Suze spends a good part of her time trying to figure out if Tad Beaumont (aka Red) is responsible for a murder. While the interactions between Suze and Tad were nice, I was much more drawn to the scenes with Suze and Jesse. Remember Jesse, he’s the ghost who lives in Suze’s room. Less Red and more Jesse! There are some completely unexpected twists t
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Christina
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Sierra
Re-read: Oct 17th - Oct 30th

I gave it 3.5 stars instead of my usual 4 because of the cringe-worthy interactions between Susannah and Michael.

I have a real issue with second-hand embarrassment and I had to put the book down several times because of it. But on the plus side, I am finally out of my reading rut!
Chandana Kuruganty
reunion,was a better book in comparison to the first two in the mediator series.I'm totally impressed with suzzanah,I mean that care free attitude of hers strikes a nerve of mine.This book was probably better because of gina's character even though i knew she wouldn't last for long( that's my guess !she is appealing than suze to me).Michael Meducci totally got what he deserved,I wasn't even a tad bit sorry for that loser.Yeah,Jake ( sleepy guy) was pretty impressive for once as the author gave h ...more
Mery
Oct 06, 2009 Mery rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mery by: 仔, 不 能 沒 有 你
Well, ini aku yang berlebihan ngasih bintang 5 gak yah? wekekeke
direkomen ama Zaizai *dia sendiri cuma kasih bintang 3 :P*


Oke mungkin aku yang lebay. But yup, aku ngerasa seru aja bacanya. banyak hal yang bikin aku ngakak2.

Jadi ceritanya masih seputar Sussanah si mediator *yaiyalah kan dia tokoh utamanya*, Suze kali ini dihadapkan dengan 4 remaja populer dari sekolah lain. dan keempatnya itu hantu....

Di samping itu, sahabat Suze dari New York dateng, namanya Gina. orangnya sama gilanya sama Suza
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Ash
When you read a lot of books it's easy for the books you liked less to just simply fade away to the back of your mind. This series started with some potential to be quite good, the idea of a teenage girl who was able to communicate with the dead appealed greatly to me, however I have noticed as the books have moved on I have started to dislike them further. I'm sad to say that this is just another of the series that started out great and just faded away in the back of my mind after some time.

I
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Maninee
So just after I decided that I was from now on going to read serious classics and not chic lit, I found myself borrowing this book from the school library. Don't ask me why. I just did.

I liked the previous two books of this series, they were lighthearted fun and enjoyable. And I sort of liked this book too, but there was no definite improvement in Meg Cabot's writing, and the plot wasn't any better than those in the last two.

Let me start with Suze. I like her, she's smart, sassy and can kick gho
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Gail
Suze sees dead people and as a mediator she helps them resolve the issues that keep them on this plane of existence. She's also a sixteen year old NYC transplant to northern CA, adjusting to her mom's remarriage and the sudden addition of three step brothers that she's nicknamed Doc, Sleepy, and Dopey.

Her best friend from home, the very attractive Gina is visiting. The first thing she sees is four ghosts trying to steal beer from a convenience store. It turns out these four are high school stude
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Jessica-Robyn
Although I've yet to be really wowed by the Mediator series, I still liked what I've read so far. Everything in this book really meshed. Although I'm still having some little problems here and there, I love how the characters are developing. This book had a ghostly encounter that I thought was really interesting, it upped the danger really well while still keeping it in the realm of possibilities.

I only have two major complaints. But I'm hopeful that as I read more I'll get more of what I'm look
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Vidya-BooksAreMagic
I am impressed. This series started picking up its pace. The first 2 installments of the series were slow and contains less thrill. But Reunion made it good.

This book was the third in the series "The Mediator". This time Suze was to face the ghosts of 4 teenagers (the group called "RLS Angels"), who were trying to kill her friend, Michael. And then we go to a series of new past tragedies, and the thrill picks up. Although most of them are quite predictable, its good to know that we are right. ;-
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Luz
Jul 27, 2009 Luz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any One
Recommended to Luz by: No One
I guess I can say that this book was pretty much AMAZING. Like always, Meg Cabot made this book addicting. Suze Simon, the mediator, now has another task to do. After 4 teens, the RLS Angels, were thrown off a cliff, they are out looking for revenge on a kid named Michael in Suze's class. Suze has to do all she can to protect Michael even if it means she needs to sacrifice some things. But then she finds out that the RLS Angel's death wasn't accidental at all and, Suze might be next. I thought t ...more
Maggie
I am getting really sick of Meg Cabot reiterating the basis of the series and telling me what Suze is like in every single volume. If you haven't figure any of those things out after reading 3 books, I'm not sure there's hope for you. Consequently, I find myself liking the series less and less as she reuses passages again and again.
What I desperately want is for Cabot to develop the relationship with Jesse. If she put even one iota more focus on that and spared me another diatribe about how dif
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bookwormmama
I've become hooked on this series, Suze just drives me nuts. Her position on boys and what qualifies one as a boyfriend is so incredibly ludicrous I can hardly wrap my head around it. In this book and the last she's pretty much willing to overlook anything and everything so long as the boy in question looks good without a shirt on. The first book may have been the same, but it's been longer since I read that one.

In this instalment, she also struggles with her stepbrothers referring to her mom a
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Rachel Lightwood
Mean Spirits was a satisfactory ghost-busting adventure, but the rest was pretty mediocre. I loved the first book in the series, and the second one was pretty good too, but this one just didn't have much to add.

The mystery was solved pretty early on, it just took awhile for the guilty party to actually be proven guilty... and the wait wasn't that interesting for the most part. I love the idea behind these books. Please don't get me wrong! Susannah is kickass and fiery - two elements I love in a
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Isabella
Taking aside the misleading title, (view spoiler) I really enjoyed this story!!

So far, I'm loving ALL the mediator books!! They just keep getting better and better :)

I liked to meet Gina. She really reminded me of a friend of mine (one of my best friends, if I can say so), not to mention she'
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Emily
The third book in the mediator series delivers where the second failed. Despite the fact that she is a mediator for the dead, the ones she spends more time mediating are living. It brings a complexity to Suze's character that was missing in the second book. They have a similar "help the victims, catch the killer" aspect that the second book does, but this story held a bit more resonance and moved the characters further for the experience. Once again, the first four books take place very close to ...more
Mychelle Waleska
This book was really better then the other two books in the series, so far this is my favorite book.
The book is really fast to read and also really fun. The truth is that Mag really used a very polemic topic on this book, a topic that I have read really little about, I really didn't know whether to fell sad or angry at Micheal for everything he did.
The only thing that got me was the fact that Meg really didn't make any progress at all in Jess and Suzannh's relationship and I really what to get
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Ian Placido
Cabot has a way of writing that enthralls it's readers. This is definitely a good read for teens. If you are not one, like me, you might still find it keeping you on your toes. :)

The thing with non-early teens and those who have really read a lot of other good books, they might not have the patience to indulge in this series. Cabot has a way of stretching points and ideas that some of us may find too much. One may find a way of learning to adapt to this kind of writing, it is skipping all the ot
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Barbara ✞ Centrum Permanebit ✞
In this book things got a lot serious for Suze. This is probably my favorite, the case in this one wasn't predictable and made sense (different from book #2).
Jodie Wilken
Okay so I like this series. It's light and enjoyable. But my god some things popped up in this book that just push my ability to suspend reality.
1. I don't believe or support the weird relationships that keep popping up like Suze and her ghost man. The Bestie and Sleepy.
2. This girl and her designers. I get it. But let's be real about money here. New York, single mom salary and you still can get designer bags, outfits, etc. That was one heck of a trunk sale.
3. I feel like I've read this whole
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Rebecca
And Suze is back ladies and gentlemen!!
I am so happy to say those words :)

The second book had me worried, thinking that Meg Cabot had switched the books "ghostly" plot line to something a little more ... well human had me discouraged and flustered. I am so glad she's back!

This book still isn't as good as the first book but I still rated it five stars because it has other ways it benifits, like the fact that a certain girl came to town (who btw pisses me off) and I felt an ever-growing connectio
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Phoebe
Yes, I finished this one today as well.

SO GREAT GUYS I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS SERIES ENOUGH.
Lili
Cabot introduced a new element to this story by having Suze’s best friend from New York, Gina, come visit her for a week since it was her Spring break. I have to admit that I was excited for this and I enjoyed a lot of the shenanigans that ensued between the two long-time friends, but I hated the cliches that Gina brought with her. It seems that Cabot is drawn towards stereotyping and cliches. I mean, suddenly every single male in the book aside from the ones too young to understand the female a ...more
Lexie
This may be looking up. Not much, but certainly more than the second part of this series.
Plot wise, Reunion was much better. It wasn't anything earth-shattering, but at least I wasn't skimming the pages.
Meg Cabot needs to work on her dialogue. Seriously. The pause placements are really odd. Let me just go through and skim for some of them:

"Your hair," Michael said in a soft voice, "smells really good."

"So, what'd you think," Michael wanted to know as I stood there fingering a cheetah print num
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Jeanette
Love these books!
Ana
Neste livro, Suze vê-se em apuros por causa de quatro fantasmas de jovens adolescentes e por causa de uma maigo muito especial. Infelizmente este amigo não é o Jesse, que está estranhamente ausente neste livro, embora acabe por estar presente nos grandes momentos. Contraditório mas verdadeiro. O outro amigo da Suze, o Michael, foi uma personagem surpreendentemente interessante e bem construída. Gosto de pensar que se a Suze não estivesse de beicinho pelo Jesse poderia haver uma hipótese de ela s ...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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“This was very exciting. I'd never had two boys get into a fight over me before. The fact that one of the boys was my stepbrother, however, and held about as much romantic appeal for me as Max, the family dog, somewhat dampened my enthusiasm. And Michael wasn't much of a catch, either, when you actually thought about it, being a potential murderer and all. Oh, why did I have to have such a couple of losers fighting over me? Why couldn't Matt Damon and Ben Affleck fight over me? Now that would be truly excellent.” 87 likes
“Especially if he called me querida again.” 71 likes
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