A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

It was long ago that Mia decided to keep it a secret. Nobody could ever know. It was integral that nobody ever knew her strange ability.

Mia saw colors at the slam of a door, the thud of a hammer, the whirr of a helicopter. Shapes and tones danced in front of her eyes as soon as she heard a sound. But her gift was abnormal. Mia knew that all too well. And anything abnormal must be quickly veiled from the eyes of scheming bullies.

When Mia’s colors begin to affect her life drastically – she knows that she is going to have to reveal her secret.

This is a story rich in the lush, vibrant description of colors and sounds that far exceed any other book – one of the things I loved most about ‘A Mango-Shaped Space’. In addition to the wonderful, unique language of the book, the writer adeptly adds the subtle touch of the conflicting emotions of growing up. The storyline itself is based on the intriguing, rare condition of synesthesia which, simply put, leaves the synesthete able to perceive colours when tasting or hearing. This is a story that I would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

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