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Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, and 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.

About the Author

Carol Antoinette Peacock is the author of a number of picture books, including Mommy Far, Mommy Near and Pilgrim Cat. An adoptive mother of two daughters from China, she drew upon her own experiences to write Red Thread Sisters. Carol lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where, besides being a writer, she's also a practicing psychologist.

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Davey929, December 27, 2009 (view all comments by Davey929)
A good, quick read, this book introduced me to a new disorder that I had never heard of--synesthesia. Descriptively rendered and fascinating, as well as accessible to younger readers, this book is a good portrait of a girl with an unusual condition trying to find her place in the world when she is very different.
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ceeceedub, July 24, 2009 (view all comments by ceeceedub)
I have read this book aloud to my Grade 5 students for two years now, ever since I fell in love with it during the summer and my time off from school. It is an amazingly descriptive story that can open up the world of synesthesia to people who never knew the condition existed. It teaches about empathy, understanding, and problem solving. It can also be used to discuss ethical issues such as lying and cheating. Familial relationships and problems are addressed, as is death of loved ones, friendship, first female-male attraction, internet safety (a bit), and finding out one isn't all alone. Terrific book that I highly recommend - my students do, too.
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Mass, Wendy
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Peacock, Carol Antoinette
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Social Situations - General
Social Issues - General
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Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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