Reunion (The Mediator)
|Original title||Mean Spirits|
|Genre||Young adult novel|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication date||December, 2004|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Ninth Key|
|Followed by||Darkest Hour|
Reunion is the third installment of the young adult series The Mediator written by Meg Cabot. It was first published as Mean Spirits by Simon and Schuster in July, 2001 under the author's alternative pseudonym Jenny Carroll, and then reprinted under the now-title Reunion, this time by HarperCollins.
Suze’s best friend from New York, Gina, comes to visit her in Carmel, California. Suze's stepbrothers Jake and Brad (aka Sleepy and Dopey) start fighting over Gina's attention. Gina and Suze are hanging at the beach and go to the market, where people in formal wear catch Suze's attention. They are all ghosts and were called the RLS Angels because they were all brilliant and leaders.
Suze learns that Michael Meducci accidentally rammed the Angels. The Angels are furious at Michael for what he did to them, so they will not stop at anything to kill him. Michael thinks Suze is in love with him so he tries to pursue a relationship with her. The Angels go after Michael, but Suze is usually there.
Father Dominic and Suze investigate the scene of the accident. Jesse tags along while at home, Gina is covering for Suze. Jesse calms the Angels down so that Father Dominic and Suze can talk to them. Suze discovers that Michael killed the RLS Angels on purpose to get revenge on them because his sister is in a coma after drinking too much and almost drowning at a party at one of the Angels’ houses. When Suze's mother finds out that he was involved in the 'accident' she forbids Suze to get in a car with Michael, but Suze doesn't listen.
Suze asked Michael to pick her up and they go out to the spot where the murder happened. Suze tricks Michael and he confesses but realizes Suze is going to expose him for what he did and he tries to kill Suze. Suze summons the RLS Angels, giving the okay to kill Michael, but then tries to call it off. The furious Angels go after Jesse and Suze. Suze is beaten up and taken to the hospital after finding out Michael confessed to the police and is going behind bars.
The day after Michael’s arrest, his sister wakes up from her coma. Everyone visits Suze in the hospital except Jesse, which makes her sad. Suze catches Jesse trying to dematerialize and feels hurt. Jesse calls her querida, and Suze stops denying that she loves him and surrenders to her feelings.