A Mango-Shaped Space: A Novel by Wendy MassA Mango-Shaped Space: A Novel by Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space: A Novel

byWendy MassAs told byWendy Mass

Paperback | October 19, 2005

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An award-winning book from the author ofJeremy Fink and the Meaning of LifeandThe Candymakersfor fans for ofWonderandCounting by Sevens
Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. Forced to reveal her condition, she must look to herself to develop an understanding and appreciation of her gift in this coming-of-age novel.
Wendy Mass is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Candymakers,the ALA Schneider Family Award winnerA Mango-Shaped Space,Leap Day,Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life,Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall,andEvery Soul a Star. Wendy lives inNew Jerseywith her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.
Title:A Mango-Shaped Space: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:October 19, 2005Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316058254

ISBN - 13:9780316058254

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my life... I read this book for the first time almost 10 years ago... I didn't realize at the time that I experienced synesthesia. Instead I had accepted that my perceptions were simply a part of every-day life that everyone else also experienced. Reading this book challenged that assumption, and I have spent the last 10 years appreciating my own unique reality in a way I never would have been able to do if I had not picked up this book by chance.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating Book! This was a lovely, heartwarming story. What I liked most about this book was reading about Mia's synesthesia. It intrigued me so much I looked researched it to learn more about it.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely read! I'm not usually one for more emotional books but I did enjoy this novel quite allot! It also explores synesthesia, which is truly fascinating.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty wonderful Really a sweet read. Loveable characters, soulful quirks and some very heartfelt bits. Oh, that tornado of feelings being a 13 year old girl! I remember it well!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite book this was by far my favourite book I've ever read. It's informative and the charcters are all lovely I'd recommend it to everyone if I could
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Art This author has incredible talent. She wove words together into an intricate and beautiful web as if she was Athena herself. Miss Wendy has somehow made her words so alive they speak, and when you listen, you become like Mia; sounds turning into colour and then further into scenes. This author is who really made me realize that literature is art, if you know how to make it. This book was unreal, please read it and every soul a star. You'll regret nothing, or everything.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Mango-Shaped Space I thought this book was very interesting and iwould definitely recomend it to others. It was a kind of book that made you feel like you were conected to the charactors in a sense that you emotions were one and the same. It was the kind of book you could not stop thinking about!
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soooo goood Has so much diff. kinds of genre
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is just amazing. It made me laugh, it made me cry. And it's just so interesting; I've read it many times over and loved it!
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A mango-shaped hole in my heart! This book is sooooo heart warming and sad. Loved it!
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A funny, but touching story!!!!!!!! Mia seems to be the NORMAL kid in her family...her brother keeps a chart of all the hamburgers he's ever eaten and her sister dies her hair different colors every week!!! But Mia's keeping a secret from everyone, sounds, numbers, and letters have a color for her! Everyone thinks she named her cat Mango because of his orange colored eyes, but Mia named him Mango because to her the sound of his purrs and wheezes are various kinds of yellow-orange!!! When trouble in school forces Mia to reveal her secret she feels like a total freak and the WEIRDEST one in her family.
Date published: 2008-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly an amazing book I loved this book! It taught me about Synesthesia and made me interested in it. It is heartwarming and funny. I became the character :]
Date published: 2008-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absoluely Great. This book is so well written, I cried!
Date published: 2007-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous!!! This book is really really really (reallyx1000) good. You can feel the emotions stirring in you as, the character faces more and more to life. The protagonist of this story, Mia, has colours for everything- numbers, letters, and even names. As the story unfolds she loses more of herself, and tries to find herself. You also find yourself going through all the emotions the character is feeling aswell. I HIGHLY recommened this book for anyone who wants a good read.
Date published: 2006-11-04

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