Sixteen-year-old Suze Simon hasn't had it easy since she found out she was a Mediator - a person who has the power to see and speak to ghosts, and must help their spirits move on to the afterlife. And being in love with Jesse, the ghost of a guy who died over 150 years ago in her bedroom, while her home was still being used as a boardinghouse, just adds to the confusion. After all, it's impossible for someone who is dead, to "be with" someone who's alive. Then everything changes when Paul, a fellow Mediator, classmate to Suze, and regular, all-around jerk, threatens to do something to change the way Suze feels about Jesse. Paul plans on going back in time over 150 years to the day that Jesse was killed, to prevent his murder. That way, Suze will have never met him, and Paul can take up residence as her boyfriend. But there's a catch. If Mediators can time travel, then Suze plans on going back in time to make sure that Jesse is murdered, and isn't saved by Paul at all. But watching your one true love die isn't the easiest thing to do, and maybe, just maybe, Suze doesn't have the heart to do it.
I have been a fan of THE MEDIATOR series since Meg Cabot was writing them under the name Jenny Carroll, and my love for the series has never wavered. However, in TWILIGHT, I found that my love for the series actually grew, as I will admit that it is probably the best book in the series. Suze's quick-comeback personality is right on target, while the budding romance between she and Jesse couldn't be sweeter. Paul, once again, makes his mark as the biggest jerk in the world; while everyone's favorite principal, Father Dom, is sympathetic and caring, as always. Overall, this was a fabulous addition to the series that will easily draw in a new group of fans for Cabot.
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