Friday, December 28, 2012

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass is a really good book! It's about a thirteen year-old girl named Mia who has a condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is when your senses are sort of mixed together.  For example, when Mia sees a letter, she associates a color to it.  (To read more about synesthesia, click here.)  
Mia kept this to herself for many years after an incident in third grade when everyone teased her for thinking every number has a color.  She didn't even know there was a name for her condition!
This book also has a captivating plot and lots of great characters. There is even some romance.  My favorite part of the book was where the title came from, even though it made me cry. I would recommend A Mango-Shaped Space to everyone, and I rate it five out of five stars. By the way, Wendy Mass is one of my favorite authors, and I love her 11 Birthdays series (11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts). I hope you all got lots of great books for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa (I know I did)!

⊿ Rosalind⊿

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