Reunion (Mediator Series #3)

Reunion (Mediator Series #3)

by Meg Cabot

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ISBN-13: 9780060725136
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Mediator Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 156,787
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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 The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Place of Birth:

Bloomington, Indiana

Education:

B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

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The Mediator #3

Reunion
By Cabot, Meg

Avon Books

ISBN: 0060725133

Chaper One

"Now this," Gina said, "is the life."

I was forced to agree with her. The two of us were stretched out in our bikinis, taking in the rays and balmy seventy-five-degree weather on Carmel Beach. It was March, but you wouldn't have known it by the way the sun was pouring down on us. Well, this was California, after all.

"I mean it," Gina said. "I don't know how you do it every day."

I had my eyes closed. Visions of tall, icy Diet Cokes were dancing in my head. If only they had waiter service on the beach. It was the one thing missing, really. We'd already finished all of the sodas in our cooler, and it was a really long walk up the stairs from the beach to Jimmy's Quick Mart. "Do what?" I murmured.

"Go to school," Gina said, "when you've got this fabulous beach just a mile or so away."

"It is hard," I admitted, my eyes still closed. "But graduating from high school continues to be considered one of life's important achievements. I mean, I've heard that without a high school diploma, one doesn't have a hope of acquiring one of those high-powered service positions at Starbucks that I know I'll be angling for upon graduation."

"Seriously, Suze," Gina said. I felt her stir next to me, and opened my eyes. Gina had leaned up on her elbows, and was scanning the beach through her Ray-Bans. "How can you stand it?"

How, indeed? It wasgorgeous. The Pacific stretched out as far as the eye could see, turquoise blue darkening to navy the closer it got to the horizon. The waves were huge, crashing up against the yellow sand, tossing surfers and boogie boarders into the air as if they were pieces of driftwood. To our far right rose the green cliffs of Pebble Beach. To our left, the huge, seal-strewn boulders that were the stepping stones for what eventually turned into Big Sur, a particularly rugged section of the Pacific coastline.

And everywhere, the sun beat down, burning away the fog that earlier that day had threatened to ruin our plans. It was perfection. It was paradise.

If only I could have gotten someone to bring me a drink.

"Oh my God." Gina tilted her Ray-Bans and peered over the rims. "Check this out."

I followed her gaze through the tortoiseshell lenses of my Donna Karans. The lifeguard, who'd been sitting in his white tower a few yards away from our towels, suddenly leaped from his chair, his orange flotation device clutched in one hand. He landed with catlike grace in the sand, then suddenly took off toward the waves, his muscles rippling beneath his darkly tanned skin, his long blond hair flowing behind him.

Tourists fumbled for their cameras while sunbathers sat up for a better look. Gulls took off in startled flight, and beachcombers hurried to move out of the lifeguard's way. Then, with his lean, muscular body making a perfect arc in the air, he dove into the waves, only to come up yards away, swimming hard and fast for a kid who was caught in an undertow.

To my amusement, I saw that the kid was none other than Dopey, one of my stepbrothers, who'd accompanied us to the beach that afternoon. I recognized his voice instantly—once the lifeguard had pulled him back to the surface—as he vehemently cursed at his rescuer for attempting to save his life, and embarrassing him in front of his peers.

The lifeguard, to my delight, cursed right back at him.

Gina, who'd watched the drama unfold with rapt attention, said, lazily, "What a spaz."

Clearly, she had not recognized the victim. Gina had, much to my astonishment, informed me that I was incredibly lucky, because all my stepbrothers were so "cool." Even, apparently, Dopey.

Gina had never been particularly discriminating where boys were concerned. Now she sighed, and leaned back against her towel.

"That," she said, shoving her sunglasses back into place, "was extremely disturbing. Except for the part when the hot lifeguard ran past us. That I enjoyed."

A few minutes later, the lifeguard came trudging back in our direction, looking no less handsome in wet hair than he had in dry. He swung himself up to his tower, spoke briefly into his radio—probably putting out a B.O.L.O. on Dopey: Be On the Look Out for an extremely stupid wrestler in a wetsuit, showing off for his step-sister's best friend from out of town—then returned to scanning the waves for other potential drowning victims.

"That's it," Gina declared suddenly. "I am in love. That lifeguard is the man I am going to marry."

See what I mean? Total lack of discrimination.

"You," I said disgustedly, "would marry any guy in a swimsuit."

"That's not true," Gina said. She pointed at a particularly hairy-backed tourist sitting in a Speedo a few yards away with his sunburned wife. "I do not, for instance, wish to marry him."

"Of course not. He's taken."

Gina rolled her eyes. "You're so weird. Come on, let's go get something to drink."

We climbed to our feet and found our shorts and sandals, then wriggled into them. Leaving our towels where they were, we picked our way across the hot sand toward the steep steps that led up to the parking lot where Sleepy had left the car.

"I want," Gina declared, when we'd reached the pavement, "a chocolate shake. Not one of those fancy gourmet ones they sell around here, either. I want a completely fake, chemically enhanced one, like they have at Mickey D's." "Yeah, well," I said, trying to catch my breath. It was no joke, climbing up all those steps. And I'm in pretty good shape. I do a kickboxing tape practically every night. "You're going to have to go into the next town for it because there aren't any fast food places around here." Continues...


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Reunion (Mediator Series #3) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 221 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this series is by far the best. it is so addicting. i have never finished a series in under 2 weeks because i dont have the time, but when i read this series i found myself making time (they were that addicting). these books are incredible. if you are wondering if you should read them and you just read my review, order it now! you will not regret it and youll be glad i told you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good with the dead with a sixteen gril funny
lrobe190 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The RLS Angels are out for blood, and only Suze can stop them - since she's the only one who can see them. The four ghostly teenagers died in a terrible car accident, for which they blame Suze's classmate Michael... and they'll stop at nothing until he's joined them in the realm of the dead. This is Book 3 in Cabot's Mediator series. The series is fun and entertaining and the plots are interesting. I plan to read the whole series.
midnighttwilight101 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot is about a girl that can see ghosts. This becomes a little tricky when she moves from New York to California only to find a gorgeous ghost is already living in her bedroom. Not only does Suze have to deal with Jesse there is another ghost trying to kill people at her school. I loved these books, Suze was so down to earth and Jesse was so crushable.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Book Three of the Mediator books is certainly not my favorite, although it is still very enjoyable and kept me up until 2:00 a.m. re-reading. In this tale Suze is faced with the task of taking on four teen ghosts known as the RLS Angels who are bent on revenge against the student they believe to be responsible for their deaths. Of course, as usual, things aren¿t always as clear cut as they may seem. Although overall I found it to be slightly less amusing than the two preceding books of the series it was still a very worthwhile story. I particularly liked Suze and Doc's "bonding" moment, enjoyed Gina, Suze's best friend from New York who comes to visit and Jesse's overprotective attitude to any slights against Spike. Overall another engrossing installment in the series that I would highly recommend!
willowwaw on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Very nice fun book! Nice action and suspense throughout the whole novel. Very very fun! Quick read!
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Young Adult book, very interesting story line. Had to read all of the books one after another. Young girl that has the ability to see ghosts. She actually shares her room with one. This story follows this relationship along a rollercoaster of emotions and problems. Only to find that love with prevail.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In some ways this was the most effective of the first 3 mediator books. Student ghosts seek revenge for their murder.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When four popular teens are killed in a car accident, they refuse to go quietly and want revenge against Michael, who was driving the other car. Suze tries to protect Michael but begins to wonder if this really was an accident.I love this series. Writing these reviews makes me want to read them all again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were some subplots that needed better timing, but still a cute book.
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This was the most breathbtaking paranormal love story ever
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Looks like the team of Jessie and Suze try to help four ghosts, teens who died in an accident. It helps that they know who their killer is. It doesn't help that while they want to take the law into their own hands, but that well, it tends to go to far? Near the end if I'm right. It has been a while since I read the books though. Anyway, found this to be another good sequel and Gina was kind of awesome. Good series thus far.
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THIS SERIES HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE I LIKED, BUT BRINGING GINA INTO THE STORY PUT IT ON A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.
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Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really loved this novel. I don't think there is a single book in this series that I will end up hating. Well, I might hate the last book just for that main reason. Its the last book. (haha). I really wish this series was never ending, because I cannot get enough. I love Suze's character and she continues to make me love her more and more, and Jesse is fantastic and I really hope something happens between them. If you are a Meg Cabot fan and haven't read this series yet YOU NEED TO! And if you haven't tried Meg Cabot yet and love the Paranormal then this is a perfect series for you. I cannot wait to read the next three novels!
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I LUV LUV LUV IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are so addicting