Synopses & Reviews
Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell appears to be a typical eighth grader. But Mia is keeping a secret from everyone who knows her: sounds, numbers and words appear in color for her. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. A Mango-Shaped Space is a poignant, coming-of-age novel spiced with wit and humor that chronicles Mia's developing appreciation of her gift and the part it plays in her life. Wendy Mass can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, but don't ask if she sees letters or numbers in colors because she doesn't (although she wishes she did).
Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia's developing appreciation for her gift.
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.
About the Author
Wendy Mass is the New York Times
bestselling author of The Candymakers
the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day
, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall,
and Every Soul a Star
. Wendy lives in New Jersey
with her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.