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Suze is a mediator — a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very ...

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Overview

Suze is a mediator — a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind ... and Suze happens to be in the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060725112
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Mediator Series , #1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 186,357
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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The Mediator #1: Shadowland


By Meg Cabot

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Meg Cabot
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060725117

Chapter One

They told me there'd be palm trees.

I didn't believe them, but that's what they told me. They told me I'd be able to see them from the plane.

Oh, I know they have palm trees in southern California. I mean, I'm not a complete moron. I've watched 90210, and everything. But I was moving to northern California. I didn't expect to see palm trees in northern California. Not after my mom told me not to give away all my sweaters.

"Oh, no," my mom had said. "You'll need them. Your coats, too. It can get cold there. Not as cold as New York, maybe, but pretty chilly."

Which was why I wore my black leather motorcycle jacket on the plane. I could have shipped it, I guess, with the rest of my stuff, but it kind of made me feel better to wear it.

So there I was, sitting on the plane in a black leather motorcycle jacket, seeing these palm trees through the window as we landed. And I thought, Great. Black leather and palm trees. Already I'm fitting in, just like I knew I would. . . . . . . Not.

My mom isn't particularly fond of my leather jacket, but I swear I didn't wear it to make her mad, or anything. I'm not resentful of the fact that she decided to marry a guy who lives three thousand miles away, forcing me to leave school in the middle of my sophomore year; abandon the best--and pretty much only--friend I've had since kindergarten;leave the city I've been living in for all of my sixteen years.

Oh, no. I'm not a bit resentful.

The thing is, I really do like Andy, my new stepdad. He's good for my mom. He makes her happy. And he's very nice to me.

It's just this moving-to-California thing that bugs me.

Oh, and did I mention Andy's three other kids?

They were all there to greet me when I got off the plane. My mom, Andy, and Andy's three sons. Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc, I call them. They're my new stepbrothers.

"Susie!" Even if I hadn't heard my mom squealing my name as I walked through the gate, I wouldn't have missed them--my new family. Andy was making his two youngest boys hold up this big sign that said welcome home, susannah! Everybody getting off my flight was walking by it, going, "Aw, look how cute," to their travel companions, and smiling at me in this sickening way.

Oh, yeah. I'm fitting in. I'm fitting in just great.

"Okay," I said, walking up to my new family fast. "You can put the sign down now."

But my mom was too busy hugging me to pay any attention. "Oh, Susie!" she kept saying. I hate when anybody but my mom calls me Susie, so I shot the boys this mean look over her shoulder, just in case they were getting any big ideas. They just kept grinning at me from over the stupid sign, Dopey because he's too dumb to know any better, Doc because--well, I guess because he might have been glad to see me. Doc's weird that way. Sleepy, the oldest, just stood there, looking . . . well, sleepy.

"How was your flight, kiddo?" Andy took my bag off my shoulder, and put it on his own. He seemed surprised by how heavy it was, and went, "Whoa, what've you got in here, anyway? You know it's a felony to smuggle New York City fire hydrants across state lines."

I smiled at him. Andy's this really big goof, but he's a nice big goof. He wouldn't have the slightest idea what constitutes a felony in the state of New York since he's only been there, like, five times. Which was, incidentally, exactly how many visits it took him to convince my mother to marry him.

"It's not a fire hydrant," I said. "It's a parking meter. And I have four more bags."

"Four?" Andy pretended he was shocked. "What do you think you're doing, moving in or something?"

Did I mention that Andy thinks he's a comedian? He's not. He's a carpenter.

"Suze," Doc said, all enthusiastically. "Suze, did you notice that as you were landing, the tail of the plane kicked up a little? That was from an updraft. It's caused when a mass moving at a considerable rate of speed encounters a counter-blowing wind velocity of equal or greater strength."

Doc, Andy's youngest kid, is twelve, but he's going on about forty. He spent almost the entire wedding reception telling me about alien cattle mutilation, and how Area 51 is just this big cover-up by the American government, which doesn't want us to know that We Are Not Alone.

"Oh, Susie," my mom kept saying. "I'm so glad you're here. You're just going to love the house. It just didn't feel like home at first, but now that you're here . . . Oh, and wait until you've seen your room. Andy's fixed it up so nice. . . ."

Andy and my mom spent weeks before they got married looking for a house big enough for all four kids to have their own rooms. They finally settled on this huge house in the hills of Carmel, which they'd only been able to afford because they'd bought it in this completely wretched state, and this construction company Andy does a lot of work for fixed it up at this big discount rate. My mom has been going on for days about my room, which she keeps swearing is the nicest one in the house.

"The view!" she kept saying. "An ocean view from the big bay window in your room! Oh, Suze, you're going to love it."

I was sure I was going to love it. About as much as I was going to love giving up bagels for alfalfa sprouts, and the subway for surfing, and all that sort of stuff.



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  • Posted May 13, 2009

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    Should be in the 9-12 range, not really young adult

    I picked up this series due to all the great reviews, but I guess most of the reviews are written by younger teenagers. This book is geared towards the younger side of the "young adult" genre. If Cabot had taken out the few curse words that you find in the book (nothing bad, just there) then this could easily be a 9-12 age group book. With that said, I recommend this book to anyone under the age of 14, but once you go over that, you may find the writing a bit immature. I did at least. The series gets better with the fourth book, but only because of the story line, not because of the writing. I hear the movie rights have been purchased for this series, I think it will make a better movie that books, because like I said, the story line is great, the writing is just not that fantastic.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Loved It!!!

    This was really good. I'm so sad there's only 6 books! It's about a girl named Suze who just moved for her home in New York, to sunny California. Where she meets not only her new dad, but spetbrother. Ohh and she sees ghosts! She meets Jessie a ghost from the 1800s, who died in her room. I recommend you go READ it!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    should be made into movies.

    i think these books should be made into movies. honestly. there really good.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    love it

    This book was really good. A friend from school recommended it to me so I decided to get it and I loved it. This book has pretty much everything you could want in a book action, excitement, oh and not to mention a really hot ghost. This book is great for teenagers that want a little more excitement then they can get at school. It kind of reminds me of a younger ghost whisper (that¿s a really good tv show by the way) it has the same kind of idea. Right now I need to buy the 3rd one in the series and I¿m excited.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

    Best series ever!!! (after twilight, of course)

    This series is so amazing!!! I would recomend these books to anyone!! For all you Twilighters this is another series you will fall in love with!!!! <BR/><BR/>some other good books are; the hunger games, avalon high, vampire kisses, vampire diaries, the declaration and lots more!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

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    This book is a refreshing read for anyone.

    I loved this book. Suze was a funny, rebelious girl who always surprised me. And Jesse was an old fashioned ghost who tried to keep her out of trouble. It was a great story about a girl with an extraordinary talent. Full of fun and whit, i would definatly reccomend this book to any of my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2008

    One of the best series ever!!!!

    I love the characters. They totally rock. Especially Jesse. The smexy latino ghost that hangs in Suz's room. If your into ghost books that have humor in it then you must get this book! You'll love it. Su is totally hilarious and you can really relate to her. Meg Cabot is and awsome writer and can really bring her characters to life. This is one of my favorite series next to Twilight of course!!! Uh, by the way.......... Read It!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Shadowland

    I recently got into Meg Cabot's books through a friend. I was instantly hooked at her versatile style of writing. Having read the All-American Girl series, Jinx, and now the Mediator Series, I thought this book was excellent for teenagers. Meg Cabot has done it again and this book is a keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2008

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    Bubbly-making!

    This was an awsome book! My friend let me borrow it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    favorite of Meg Cabots

    Can it get better than fighting ghosts and than leaving next to the beach, probably not. I love this book as well as the others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2008

    Cliche, yet still pretty good.

    This was probably the worst book in the series. I really like the rest of the series, though they remind me of All American Girl (average girl with something that sets her apart from other people, takes a while for the guy in the series to become her boyfriend, annoying older sibling, genius younger sibling.) Overall, I would read this book if I were you, but only because it is an introduction to the rest of the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This series is great! I totally love Jesse! He is just so awesome! I kind of wish that the series didn't end at the 6th book, because I thought it could just keep going on! Great series! If you haven't read it yet, I'm telling you that you should!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

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    I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read it!!!!!!!!!! I love the whole series!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

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    This book was so good. My friend told me to read it and now i cant stop reading them. You will love it to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Outstanding

    I can tottally relate to this book and the whole series. I am also a mediator/medium, so this book was easy to relate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

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    Introducing Suzannah Simon a mediator who can see and talk to the dead and must send them forward and away all the while starting a new life with her step dad and brothers and meeting another mediator called father dominic and her friend and ghost inhabitant of her room jessie. including the ghost of a girl who just died before simon arrived and who has some serious anger issues. this was pretty good and a little funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    Wow.

    Wow. That's just about all I can say. Meg Cabot has succeeded in creating another outstanding series. The main character, Suze, is an enjoyable teenage narrator who mixes fashion with a charming, and often hilarious, 'tough girl' attitude. Each novel in the series is a roller coaster of action, comedy, and (of course) romance. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a well-written novel about a girl who can kick a little but and an oh-so-adorable ghost that lives in her bedroom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    A reviewer

    I loved this book ^o^ I actually finished reading it in maybe 3 hours xD I found it lying on my shelf and I decided to pick it up and once I started, I couldn't stop. I had a huge Chem test to study for the next day too (needless to say, I probably failed that test from lack of studying) I definitely recommend it to everyone 8D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2008

    Haven't Read it yet but sooooo excited!!!!!

    I have only read like the first couple pages and i just recently got it from my school library!! I read some of the other reviews and it made me want to read it right away! Thanks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    GREAT BOOK

    Meg Cabot has done it again! Although this is not my favorite book from the series, it is one of the BEST books i've read ever. I couldn't put this book down until the very end (like all the other mediator books). I recommend every girl to read this!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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