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A Mango-Shaped Space Paperback – October 19, 2005
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When we first meet Mia, she has kept her synesthesia hidden due to an unfortunate embarrassment in elementary school. Thankfully, she finally gets a name for what it is that makes her "different" and a new world begins to unfold for her.
Readers walk alongside Mia through stumbles with her closest friends, changes in her siblings, experimentation with what she learns about synesthesia. We are with Mia when she experiences yet another huge life loss... and survives.
What I gleaned, most of all, is how "normal" we all are, even in our "uniqueness". Wendy Mass writes cleanly and crisply and steers away from melodrama. She doesn't overwrite a word. I enjoyed reading this book possibly as much as my teen daughter, the owner of the book.
She forces herself to get over it but its very hard. When she does a week or few days later at her parents friends house her and her brother find kittens there with the cat their friends have. Mia knows their related to Mango. She pets the little orange one that looks just like Mango and she sees a mustard colored yawn. That night she has a dream and when she wakes up she could smell the faint smell of mustard and she knows what she has to do.
It had a happy ending and this book made me cry twice. I knew exactly what she felt like when Mango died because its happened to me before too. Thats why it made me cry. This book is now my favorite book ever. Please you have to read it.
Well, no. Actually, Mia has a disease (not really a disease... but an abnormality) where sounds, numbers, and letters all have color for her. The colors are all different, and sometimes they make shapes and sometimes they're blobs.
Mia has been keeping this secret for years, ever since she was laughed at in third grade. But now, she's having trouble in math. And she needs to fix it.
This book was so emotional, and so unique, and so sad. While in the beginning I was a little scared, by the end I was crying. I didn't want it to end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting educational story about a not often mentioned educational challenge.Published 19 days ago by hummingbird
Funny, touching, and full of heart. Feels like you are there and part of the story. Mia is an amzing character that you can relate or connect to. Wonderful book!Published 1 month ago by Glitter Girl
It was a good book! It's about cats and synethesia and cats. SYNETHESIA AND CATS! It tells you alot about being in junior high!Published 3 months ago by BOB
This is a good YA coming of age novel about a girl entering the junior high type environment and feeling different. And she is different in that she has synesthesia. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D and J
This book was amazing. It is about a girl who can see color and patterns only few other people can see. Highly recommend it. You will love it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
In this touching novel Wendy Mass describes a girl named Mia with a unique condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is like having two of your senses linked together. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Young Mensan BookParade