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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.
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This book was fantastic! I highly suggest reading this wonderful book! If you like a sad, but very very good ending, this book is great for you. I hop you choose to read this book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by KRR
Fascinating world of synesthesia made understandable for young readers.Published 3 days ago by Ray Scippa
I loved the descriptions of the way Mia saw the world. Also the vivid characters were engaging. I'm giving the book four stars instead of five for making me cry (but it's likely... Read morePublished 16 days ago by The Kinsers
A great book by a good author. Wendy Mass did not disappoint! I ended up getting polarized sunglasses so I could feel more like the main character and experience her gift as... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the story and the fleshed out characters and how it seemed very relatable! I loved Mango! I would love to see what happen to the characters after the story ended.Published 1 month ago by Angel
wendy mass wrote a truy amazing book its intriguing and has IT. the characters are charming and most of them are satisfying. i loved the writing style she used. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BJK
I'm going to say this book was a solid 3.5 rather than a 4. While the premise is certainly unique and it's an interesting telling of a subject many people aren't familiar with,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alyssa
This book was amazing because it had so many things that you had to figure out on your own. This book also has many different emotions which is great, I love all the different... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lesley S.
Great book, it brought a whole world of color that I had no idea existed.Published 3 months ago by Jason Schacher