The short story Mediator fans everywhere have been waiting years to read… a fun, fast-paced, never-before-read scene in which Suze Simon agrees to marry her no-longer-dead ghost boyfriend, Jesse de Silva!
The last place Suze Simon expects to find herself during Valentine’s Day is a cemetery. But that’s what happens when you’re a mediator—cursed with the “gift” of communicating with the dead.
That’s how Suze has ended up at the graves of a pair of tragic young lovers. They’re NCDPs—Non-Compliant Deceased Persons—whose drama didn’t end with death. It’s Suze’s job to make sure they move on—for good.
But the NCDPs aren’t the only ones with problems. The reason Suze is spending her Valentine’s Day with the undead instead of her boyfriend, Jesse, is because he’s having so much trouble adjusting to life after death . . . not surprising, considering the fact that he used to be an NCDP himself, and now his girlfriend busts his former kind for a living.
Can Suze use her mediating skills to propose a mutual resolution, and bring all these young lovers together, especially on the night Saint Valentine declared sacred to romance? Or will she end up alone—and possibly undead—herself?
An Avon Romance
|Product dimensions:||4.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I reread books 1-5 a few weeks ago, and I'm really glad that I did, but this new addition just made me all the more happy. Being only 128 pages, Proposal is short but a lot of fun. I love getting a preview of Suze's life since we last left her in Twilight. We get updates on what her family, friends, Father Dom, and she and Jesse have been up to. Some facts I found surprising and some facts I nodded along with thinking, "Well that makes sense." Suze is still mediating and as sarcastic and snarky as ever. She and Jesse have an adorable relationship and I found it endearing the Jesse is still hanging on to some of his older ways and traditions - much to Suze's dismay. Proposal is the perfect introduction to Remembrance and (reintroduction?) to Suze and Jesse. Even if you're not a fan of short stories, you're definitely going to want to read this novel. Plus, the proposal itself is beyond grin worthy.
Meg Cabot really did a fantastic job with this. I am so impressed and unbelievably excited for Remembrance!
I was ridiculously excited to hear that Ms. Cabot was giving us a prequel novella to tide us over until Suze and Jesse's new novel, Remembrance, comes out next month. Since the semester is still six days away, I dropped everything to read Proposal today. Proposal did not disappoint--Suze and Jesse are back, and they're just as adorable together as always! Suze hasn't changed all that much, though she's gotten older--she's still a bit too impulsive and quick to jump to conclusions, though I suppose she wouldn't quite be Suze if she weren't. Once again, though, it's getting her into trouble. Jesse's still not going to let her get away with much, and fortunately, he also still knows when it's time to step in and help save her butt. Even more fortunately, now he's corporeal. :) It was fun to catch a quick glimpse into what the rest of Suze's family is up to--I can't say that I ever really thought much about what her three stepbrothers would be doing now (okay, maybe David. David was freaking adorable from his first scene to his last), but have to admit that where they all end up makes perfect sense from what I remember of them. I can't wait to actually "see" them back on the page, along with her mom, stepdad, and Father Dom. Proposal does a great job of setting up Remembrance, giving us a taste of what it'll be like to be back in Suze and Jesse's world, and hinting at some of the drama that is to come in the full-length installment. If you haven't read the first six books in the series yet, no worries--as she did in each of the other series books, Suze gives a quick recap of what her life as a mediator is like; it should allow you to navigate her world without too much confusion. Though you know, the quick fix to that situation is to read the first six books, pronto. You've got, oh, just under two weeks to get it done ;) Rating: 4 stars / B+