A Mango-Shaped Space
Rating (0 - 10 scale)
9 - 12
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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 colors are.
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.
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