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A Mango-Shaped Space

A Mango-Shaped Space

An award-winning book from the author of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and The Candymakers for fans for of Wonder and Counting by Sevens.

Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell is far from ordinary: she suffers from a rare condition called synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. But because she has kept it a secret from everyone, she appears to be the most normal kid in her family. Her younger brother Zack keeps a chart of all the McDonald’s hamburgers he’s eaten in his lifetime. Her older sister Beth dyes her hair a different color every week and might be a witch.

When trouble in the school finally convinces Mia to reveal her secret, she feels like a freak; and as she embarks on an intense journey of self-discovery, her family and friends have trouble relating to her. By the time she realizes she has isolated herself from all the people who care about her, it is almost too late. Mia has to lose something very special in order to understand and appreciate her special gift in this coming-of-age novel.
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Fiction / Coming Of Age

On Sale: October 19th 2005

Price: $8.99

Page Count: 240

ISBN-13: 9780316058254

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Praise

"An original, brightly written tale."—Washington Post
"An intriguing first novel. Well-defined characterizations, natural-sounding dialogue, and concrete imagery."—Publishers Weekly
"Funny and touching at the same time. Wendy Mass has a winner in Mango's Mia!"—Meg Cabot
"From the moment I read a story by Wendy Maas I knew she was a writer to watch. I welcome her first book and am certain young readers will, too."—Judy Blume
"I love it! Such an interesting, touching story about an issue I knew nothing about. And I want to adopt Zack and keep him forever."—Karen Cushman, author of the Newbery Medal winner The Midwife's Apprentice