A Mango-Shaped Space

0316523887Thirteen-year-old Mia can see colours, colours in words, colours in sounds, but no one knows because of one incident when she was in grade three. She keeps this mystery to herself until she finds out what she has: synesthesia. (Find out more about this interesting condition–Mary J. Blige has it). Once she begins learning about the condition and finding others who have it, Mia’s world opens up. She begins leaving friends and family out while she explores the facets of being a synesthete.  Mia is also dealing with the loss of her grandfather, whose eyes she sees in her sickly cat, Mango. Written by Wendy Maas,  A Mango-Shaped Space is an interesting read about growing up.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to A Mango-Shaped Space

  1. theroommom says:

    I loved this book! The synesthesia condition is so interesting. Caitlin

  2. Pingback: The Girl Who Heard Colors | An Education in Books Blog

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