Another fine example of Meg Cabot's prolific talent. I am not always fond of authors who have so many books (72!) and series (11!), but I make an exception for Meg Cabot. She can write about a size 12 or 14 not being fat and make me laugh at the mysteries that the character finds herself in. She can write about the Princess Diaries, she can tell me about the Boy Next Door.
My absolute favorite story Meg can tell me, is The Mediator series. It's a little reminder of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Except that it's not Buffy, it's a 16 year old named Suze. She knows she's a Mediator, has always been a Mediator, will always be a Mediator.
She would like a normal teen life, but what she has is a 150 year old ghost sharing her bedroom and a boyfriend she'd like to have, but whose family has a shady way of accumulating wealth..and oh yeah, a wicked case of poison oak. How come no one warned Suze about the poison oak? She'd love to get one good night's sleep, but the ghosts of murdered victims past keep waking her with their agendas.
Johanna Parker is a wonderfully talented narrator. She also narrates my other favorite series with Sookie Stackhouse and gang in the Southern Vampire series.
Five ghost-lovin beans.....