Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer SHC
Mia has a perfectly harmless yet rare
condition where sights and sounds have a color in
her head. Whenever she hears a noise, a color
streaks across her vision. She has had trouble
in school trying to figure out how numbers can be
added together to get another number. To Mia the
corresponding number they add up to does not
match the color that the original numbers were.
As long as she has known about it she has kept it
a secret, until now. Her family and many of the
people she knows have trouble getting used to
this new idea. Mia, herself, experiments with
her colors and it takes a heart breaking
experience to find out what a special thing her
I loved the uniqueness of "A Mango-Shaped
Space." The description that Wendy Mass puts
into the passages that explain the colors that
Mia sees were fantastic. Zack and Beth, Mia's
siblings, were woven beautifully into the story.
They were like a sideshow that added to the
story. As a whole, the book was fascinating and
it held my attention the whole way through.