A Mango-Shaped Space

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Wow! A Mango Shaped Space is really the best book I've ever read!
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Reader reviewed by Sara

Mia is really quite the character in the way she expresses herself about her family, her cat, school, friends, and her grandfather. But what really completes her is her condition of synesthesia and how she deals with it.


After reading it (for the third time I might add ) I still wonder what it would be like to be a synesthete. I mean it would make life much more exciting, instead of being flustered by annoying sounds you could learn to enjoy them from the pictures and colors they formin your head. It does seem like it could be very overwhelming in school though, especially foreign language and math! I would do anything to trade places with a synesthete for a day to see what it's like!
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A treasure for young adult readers!
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Reader reviewed by Ariabella

At the first chapter, I had been hooked. I spent all night and day reading want to know what would happened next. A book everyone can enjoy, whether it be a 10 year old or a 41 year old. If have not read this book, stop reading this and drive to the nearest book store or library. It is definatly a magical book
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Colorful Book
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Reader reviewed by Erin

I read this in 5th grade and I think I told everyone that is was the best book I have read in my life. It is about a girl that sees things with color. Like for math she will see different colors for different numbers. Then she finds out that there are other people out in the world that has the same problem as she does. There are some twist and turns in this book that keeps you reading.
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Colorful
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Reader reviewed by Claire

"A Mango-Shaped Space" by Wendy Mass is one of the best books I've ever read. It shows a colorful use of language and imagery. Mass shows the struggle of life through the eyes of Mia a 13 year old girl with synesthesiadeath. In the book Mia a facing the chalenges of her gift, the betrayal by friends. Anyone relate to Mia.
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Amazing, like the blues purple, and reds of a sunset
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Reader reviewed by Elise

I absolutely LOVED this book.

In the book, for the main character, Mia, sounds, letters, and numbers have color.

It deals with Mia's ability and just about everything else. Death, love, and school. The love and loss of pets, boyfriends, parties, and friends--you fight with them, but you love them.

I guess I can relate to it in the way that numbers and letters have colors for me. Sounds don't have color, but I kinda wish they did. Although, in Mia's case, it got a bit distracting at school in Spanish and math.

For me, my name (Elise) is the color of a bright, shining emerald. And the name Mia is a pinkish red.

I recommend this book to anyone 12 to 112.
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Amazing Book
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Reader reviewed by Rosie

WOW is all I can say. This is an amazing book. It is half serious & half funny. Wendy Mass is very talented.

In this book I can relate to Mia. No I don't have synesthesia (even though I wish I did). But her bond with Mango is like my bond with my dead cat Tiger. I'm not going to spoil anything, but this is very sad. I cried reading it. But you should read this book!
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Reader reviewed by Megan

Every word, sound, and smell has a color for Mia, and it came as quite a shock to her when she found that most people didn't see these strange colors like she did. Mia is a thirteen-year-old girl who happens to see colors for all letters, words, sounds and smells. She has lost her beloved grandfather fairly recently, and then her prized cat Mango. Throughout the story, Mia tries to learn more about herself and her condition, synesthesia. She does so, and in the process comes to terms with her friends, family, mind, and, eventually, after her cat dies near the end of the book, his death.
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Reader reviewed by carikube

A Mango-Shaped Space is has a pretty good storyline and deals with an interesting topic, synesthesia. Synesthesia is something that some people have (including me, the reviewer) that makes them associate other senses with, well, other senses. For instance, when I look at a sheet of black type, I see it in color. In A Mango-Shaped Space, the main character sees words and music in color. This is a very good read for anyone interested in the topic. It was especially interesting for me because I could identify with it, but I think that it could leave a lot of people wishing they could.
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nice book for reports
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Reader reviewed by adrienne

i thought it was just another report
then i found this book
it was awasome
and i liked it alot i refer it if u would like to read it for reports and things like that
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Wonderfully sweet, like the bluest sky
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Reader reviewed by plentyo'moxie

I just really love this book. Normally I am extraordinarily critical, and pick apart this and that. This is not to say this is a life-altering, amazingly perfect book. But there is a sweet and gentle story, wrapped up in some real stuff thats not overly dramatized.

Mia has synesthia a condition where she sees colors in association with words, numbers, sounds, etc. In third grade she is called a freak and she understands no one else can see colors, so she hides it from her family and friends until her problems at school become overwhelming and she happens to meet a kid who appears to have the same deal she does. In other story lines, her grandpa has just died and she sort of transfers her grief into love of a new cat, the Mango of the title.

I dont really want to give more away, just say that her condition is real, not many people at all have it but it is really interesting. Wendy Mass does a good job creating a story around it, with real and lovable characters.
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