History Literature / TheMediator

28th Aug '17 7:25:04 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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[[spoiler: TheyDo: The final scenes of ''Remembrance'' take place at Suze and Jesse's wedding reception.]]
28th Aug '17 7:22:36 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** They become engaged in ''Remembrance''.
** Also in ''Remembrance'', Gina and Jake



** In ''Remembrance'', Suze always refers to Jake and Brad by their real names, as a symbol of their mutual [[CharacterDevelopment increased maturity]] and her improved affection for them. She still occasionally calls David 'Doc', though - it's a cross between RunningGag and AffectionateNickname.



* PunnyName: Jake aka Sleepy eventually opens a business to distribute medically prescribed marijuana - called POTential.



* TheStoner: Sleepy, according to the WordofGod.

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* TheStoner: Sleepy, according to the WordofGod. ''Remembrance'' confirms this by his running a medical marijuana service.


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* TimeSkip: the first six books take place over roughly a year and a half in-universe, and ends at Suze's prom. ''The Proposal'' and ''Remembrance'' take place eight or nine years later, with Suze working on her Masters degree.
28th Aug '17 6:56:08 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* BookEnds: a couple involving Suze's house. The first book, ''Shadowland/Love you to Death'' opens with Suze moving into her new family home in Carmel. [[spoiler: ''Remembrance'' ends with Suze gaining ownership of the house, and her wedding to Jesse in the backyard knowing that it's the place where they will raise their own family.]] The first time Suze sees Jesse, he's sitting on the window seat of her bedroom; [[spoiler: in ''Remembrance'', they finally make love for the first time on the same window seat.]]


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* ChasteHero: Suze, much to her dismay. In the early books it's because she can't find a guy to put up with her lifestyle. [[spoiler: In ''Remembrance'', it's because Jesse refuses to have sex outside marriage - or so he says. Actually, he's afraid that if he and Suze make love he'll be turned into a demon. Justified by his spending almost two centuries as a ghost, which is bound to give someone a few supernatural hangups. Suze and Jesse do end up [[TheirFirstTime making love before marriage,]] but only by a few weeks.]]


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* EvilPaysBetter: Played with. In ''Remembrance'', it turns out that the wealthiest member of the family is Jake aka Dopey the stoner. He's making money hand over fist as a marijuana dealer - the catch is he's dealing only in legal, medically prescribed dope.
28th Aug '17 6:18:54 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** continues in ''Remeberance'; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]

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** continues in ''Remeberance'; ''Remberance''; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]
28th Aug '17 6:17:10 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** As time goes by, Suze's nicknames for her stepbrothers become more like this. It's certainly the case for Doc, a.k.a. David, the youngest, who Suze likes the most out of the three.

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** As time goes by, Suze's nicknames for her stepbrothers - Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc - become more like this. It's certainly the case for Doc, a.k.a. David, the youngest, who Suze likes the most out of the three.



** continues in ''Remeberance'; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]



** Heather may also qualify.

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** Heather may also qualify. Maybe not before her death, but her ItsAllAboutMe attitude after death turns her downright psychopathic.
28th Aug '17 4:51:20 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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A novella, ''The Proposal'', and a seventh book will be released in 2016 with a time-skip.

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A novella, ''The Proposal'', and a seventh book will be book, ''Remembrance'' were released in 2016 with a time-skip.time-skip of nine or ten years.
24th Jan '17 5:57:28 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* HighSchool

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* HighSchoolHighSchool: Junipero Serra Catholic Academy, where Suze and her stepbrothers attend.



* InvisibleToAdults: A young Susannah Simon assumed this after she encountered her first ghost when she was two, and her mother had no reaction to it. [[spoiler:It's implied that her smart reaction in comparison to another mediator (who shot his mouth off to anyone who would listen, leading to years of therapy and his parents palming him off on various babysitters until Suze taks it upon herself to show him the ropes) is because she is a shifter, and with her additional abilities comes an odd intuition.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted]]- when her father died when Suze was six, he explained the whole mediator thing to her.

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* InvisibleToAdults: A young Susannah Simon [[AvertedTrope mistakenly]] assumed this to be the case after she encountered her first ghost when she was two, and her mother had no reaction to it. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler: It's implied that her smart reaction in comparison to another mediator (who shot his mouth off to anyone who would listen, leading to years of therapy and his parents palming him off on various babysitters until Suze taks takes it upon herself to show him the ropes) is because she is a shifter, and with her additional abilities comes an odd intuition.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted]]- when She learns the truth from her father father's ghost after he died when Suze was six, he explained the whole mediator thing to her.six.
1st Oct '16 5:33:47 PM Jayalaw
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Paul Slater. At first Suze thinks of him as a typical rich kid with a younger brother he can't understand, but then it reveals he [[spoiler: is also a mediator, leaving his younger brother in the lurch when the latter stops seeing ghosts as well]], has no reaction to Suze searching for Jesse in the afterlife with a time limit of returning to her own body, and [[spoiler: worked with Maria de Silva to exorcise Jesse leaving Suze as a potential bystander]]. Both Jack Slater and Suze are less than amused.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Paul Slater. At first Suze thinks of him as a typical rich kid with a younger brother he can't understand, but then it reveals he [[spoiler: is also a mediator, leaving his younger brother in the lurch when the latter stops starts seeing ghosts as well]], has no reaction to Suze searching for Jesse in the afterlife with a time limit of returning to her own body, and [[spoiler: worked with Maria de Silva to exorcise Jesse leaving Suze as a potential bystander]]. Both Jack Slater and Suze are less than amused.



* PsychoEx: Heather and Maria, though Maria is less concerned with Jesse and more concerned with her own family's reputation. [[spoiler:The latter is portrayed as especially psychotic as her motivations for murdering her cousin/fiancé were incredibly selfish, and her motivations for murdering an innocent historian were to protect her reputation, which as Suze points out, no one cares about since she's just 'some skank who lived a century and a half ago'.]]

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* PsychoEx: Heather and Maria, though Maria is less concerned with Jesse and more concerned with her own family's reputation. [[spoiler:The latter is portrayed as especially psychotic as her motivations for murdering her cousin/fiancé were incredibly selfish, and her motivations for murdering an innocent historian were to protect her reputation, which as Suze points out, no one cares about since she's just 'some "some skank who lived a century and a half ago'.ago".]]



* RefusalOfTheCall: [[spoiler:Jack Slater]] decides to not become a mediator, and instead [[spoiler:turns his experiences into a computer game.]] This is a case where the universe decides to leave someone alone, since [[spoiler:Jack]] doesn't feel ready for the responsibility especially when someone like Paul is around.



* VillainBall:
** Paul may have had a chance of winning Suze over, if he hadn't allied with [[spoiler: Maria de Souza to send Jesse to the afterlife and let Maria cut Suze's safety line]] and revealed that he was also a mediator while his brother Jack was struggling with seeing ghosts. [[spoiler:As Suze puts it, it looks like he was trying to kill her, and he was being a complete jerk.]]
** Likewise, [[spoiler:Marcus Beaumont]] having his goons kidnap Suze and his nephew because [[spoiler:she found out a bit too much information about his murderous activities]] was a bad idea since Suze is only a teenager whom no one would believe, and his own nephew has quite a high profile.



* WickedStepmother: Gender-inverted and completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Andy Ackerman, Suze's stepfather. He's very nice, and he makes her mother happy- and thanks to also being able to confirm that her father's okay with it, they get along very well. It helps that he's a SupremeChef.
* WildTeenParty: [[DumbJock Brad]] decides to hold one whilst his father and stepmother are away during ''Haunted/Grave Doubts''. Suze is blackmailed into staying quiet about it, and when it finally takes place at the end of the book, it predictably gets out of control. However, it should probably be notes that most of the eventual problems and damage is caused by spiritual beings.

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* WickedStepmother: WickedStepmother:
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Gender-inverted and completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Andy Ackerman, Suze's stepfather. He's very nice, and he makes her mother happy- and thanks to also being able to confirm that her father's okay with it, they get along very well. It helps that he's a SupremeChef.
** Also averted with Kelly Prescott and her new stepdaughter Becca. Becca's had a long stream of stepmothers that keep divorcing her father due to her dead friend Lucia being a violently protective ghost. While Kelly doesn't seem to realize that Becca is cutting herself and thinks Suze only wants her to go to the ER to see Jesse and send him jobs, she doesn't intend actual malice. [[spoiler:By the end, she and Becca are visiting the hair salon together.]]
* WildTeenParty: [[DumbJock Brad]] decides to hold one whilst his father and stepmother are away during ''Haunted/Grave Doubts''. Suze is blackmailed into staying quiet about it, and when it finally takes place at the end of the book, it predictably gets out of control.control; Brad suffers severe punishment, and Adam has to pay for the damages from his Camry savings. However, it should probably be notes that most of the eventual problems and damage is caused by spiritual beings.
29th Jul '16 4:08:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Paul gets in on this as well, and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy even]] [[LampshadedTrope comments]] on it as a similarity between himself and Suze.

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** Paul gets in on this as well, and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy even]] even [[LampshadedTrope comments]] on it as a similarity between himself and Suze.
13th May '16 10:09:54 PM Adept
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A YoungAdult series by MegCabot. Suzannah Simon has a problem: she's been able to see and speak to ghosts all her life, something that no one else she has ever encountered can do. This has led to more problems than she can count over the years trying to help out the lost spirits she encounters- including being arrested for breaking and entering, a weird dislike for old houses and just all-around general odd behaviour that no one else can fathom.

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A YoungAdult series by MegCabot.Creator/MegCabot. Suzannah Simon has a problem: she's been able to see and speak to ghosts all her life, something that no one else she has ever encountered can do. This has led to more problems than she can count over the years trying to help out the lost spirits she encounters- including being arrested for breaking and entering, a weird dislike for old houses and just all-around general odd behaviour that no one else can fathom.
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