Thursday, August 18, 2011
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
13 year old Mia has a secret that she has kept from everyone ever since 3rd grade when she realized that everyone else did not see numbers and letters in colors and sounds in colors and shapes. Now, in 8th grade, this is causing her problems in school and she finally tells her parents about it so she can get help with it and stop failing math and Spanish. After seeing doctors they find out that what she has is called synesthesia and she learns ways to do better in school. Along with the synesthesia, the plot of the book revolves around her cat named Mango - not because he is orange - he is a grey cat, but because the sound of his purrs and meows is mango colored to Mia.
I really enjoyed this book and it brought me to tears at the end.
Luckily, I read the end of the book with 5 kittens in my lap.
I have also read the book "11 Birthdays" by Wendy Mass and so did my 9 year old daughter and we both enjoyed it very much.