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A Mango-Shaped Space

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Description

Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia's developing appreciation for her gift.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 14, 2003 – In an intriguing first novel, Mass introduces a 13-year-old heroine with an unusual perspective. Mia Winchell is a synesthete; her visual and hearing senses are connected so that numbers, letters, words, sounds and even some people's auras appear to her as colors. The letter "a," for instance, is the shade of a "faded sunflower," screeching chalk "makes red jagged lines in the air," and Mia's beloved cat, Mango, is surrounded by an orange cloud. Mia's unique view proves to be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, she enjoys having heightened senses ("If I couldn't use my colors, the world would seem so bland like vanilla ice cream without the gummy bears on top," she says). On the other hand, sometimes it's hard for her being reminded that she is different, like when her brother, Zack, calls her "the Missing Link." Although the story line, at times, seems cluttered with underdeveloped subplots about Mia's friendships, potential romances and conflicts at school, the novel's premise is interesting enough to keep pages turning. The author successfully brings abstract ideas down to earth. Her well-defined characterizations, natural-sounding dialogue, and concrete imagery allow readers to feel Mia's emotions and see through her eyes a kaleidoscopic world, which is at once confusing and beautiful. Ages 10-13.

Customer Reviews

Perfectt!

I am a young teen and every chance I get I want to re read this book. It was very interesting and since I normally don't like to read... I just couldn't put the book down or wait till I could read it again. Definitely a great choice for a summer reading or something like that.

A Mango-Shaped Delight

A Mango-Shaped Space is a GREAT book to read. I got a great review from my friend who read this book. The book is well-written with an out-of-the-ordinary story about a girl with synesthesia (sin-es-thee-ja) and how she learns to appreciate it along with her relationships and losses. I think anybody who reads this book should be delighted to read such.

BUY!!

I have a copy of it at home, and I bring it everywhere (:
Im 11 and this is my favoritee book ever =]

A Mango-Shaped Space
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  • $7.99
  • Level: Grades 3-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Nov 16, 2008
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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