A Mango Shaped Space
By Wendy Mass
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2005
240 pages (paperback)
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.
Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the loss of something important to her. (from barnesandnoble.com)
This book is both touching and funny. You’ll find yourself rooting for Mia all the way through. This book has encouraged me. But it wasn’t just good- it was AMAZING! It was absolutely perfect. –Saskia B.