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A Mango Shaped Space Audiobook

A Mango Shaped Space

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Publisher's Summary

When 13-year-old Mia finally reveals a closely-guarded secret, it soon echoes throughout her school. She was born with synesthesia, a neurological cross-wiring that lets her see sounds, taste shapes, and smell colors. To Mia, the letter A glows with faded sunflower-yellow, screeching chalk sizzles with jagged red sparks, and her cat's voice puffs with orange-mango haze. How can Mia "the alien" find acceptance and self-worth?

A VOYA Top-Shelf selection, Wendy Mass' poignant yet funny coming-of-age novel also received the ALA's Schneider Family Book Award.

©2003 Wendy Mass; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Mia's voice is believable and her description of the vivid world she experiences, filled with slashes, blurs, and streaks of color, is fascinating....[Her] unique way of experiencing the world is intriguing." (School Library Journal)

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    Hector Hanover Park, IL, United States 03-29-13
    Hector Hanover Park, IL, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A Cute Listen"

    This is a very cute book. I teach high school, and some of my kids turned this into a short play. They really enjoyed reading it. For me, the story dragged a bit in the middle. I thought it was Mia was a bit whiny and self-centered at parts (think Harry Potter in books 4/5), but then I remembered she was an 8th grade girl (no offense meant here). Overall, strong start and a super cute end with a LOT of interesting stuff in between. Wendy Mass really sparked my interest. Since this book, I went on to learn more stuff about synesthesia, and it has led me to her other books which seem pretty awesome as well.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Misha 02-25-17
    Misha 02-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth it"

    Used this book as my free trial because of school and I was so tierd of reading. I absolutely love it.

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    Nova5ever 02-15-17
    Nova5ever 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it every time I read it!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes! I first read this book when I was young and I still love it just as much! A great story with lots depth and a unique story! I wish there were others like it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How well Mia's characters was developed through the narration of her life from her perspectives and others, and her relationships!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Danielle Ferland?

    Yes, wonderful author!


    Did A Mango Shaped Space inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, appreciate the beauty in the world around me!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book! So good! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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    Katie 01-23-17
    Katie 01-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    I really did not like this performance. The story was ok but the narration annoyed me to the point I returned this book.


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    Wendy 11-16-16
    Wendy 11-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER"

    I love this book to much i give it a 5 out of 5! 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻 a must read

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    Dianabrach 03-19-16
    Dianabrach 03-19-16
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    "heartwarming and thought invoking"

    Great story that sheds light on a little known topic, synesthesia (sp?). Discusses many topics anyone can relate to, especially young adults. Looking forward to a novel study on this book with my 6th grade literature classes in April.

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    carter 01-12-16
    carter 01-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    Amazing nothing but amazing this book is my favorite and will most likely remain my favorite

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    Reid Utah 01-05-16
    Reid Utah 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻y a y y a y y a y y i p p e e!
    This is great!!

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    Brian P. Parrish Dale City, VA United States 12-15-15
    Brian P. Parrish Dale City, VA United States 12-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best books"

    It was amazing this was the first book that made me cry. I highly recommend it.

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    Lishism New Orleans, LA 07-27-15
    Lishism New Orleans, LA 07-27-15
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    It's a very good book hilarious
    a little sad but overall fantastic
    Wendy mass is great

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  • Maria Elmvang
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    "Fascinating introduction to synesthesia"

    Having no clue what to expect when I purchased this book, I was absolutely fascinated by it. I never knew that synesthesia existed in so many different forms, and that it could be so vivid for some. I have a very mild form of synesthesia myself, but <u>A Mango-Shaped Space</u> brought it home to me rather forcefully just <i>how</i> mild it is. Nothing like Mia anyway, that's for sure.

    While in some ways a typical YA fiction with the friendship, family and relationship issues that entail, by far most of the book is used to describe Mia's condition and how it affects her every-day life. It's well written, and readers of all ages will find it an interesting way to learn about synesthesia.

    The book was read by Danielle Ferland who did a good job of sinking into the background and letting Mia tell the story. She did voices well, even if Mia's father could sound a bit strained at times, and Mia's friend Jenna was occasionally too young-sounding. Minor details though - in general, she was a pleasure to listen to.

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