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Mia Winchell Appears To Be A Typical Kid, But She S Keeping A Big Secret Sounds, Numbers, And Words Have Color For Her No One Knows, And Mia Wants To Keep It That Way But When Trouble At School Finally Forces Mia To Reveal Her Secret, She Must Learn To Accept Herself And Embrace Her Ability, Called Synesthesia, A Mingling Of The Senses It s been eight years since I ve read this this, and the message of this book still might be one of the most moral repugnant I ve ever seen What s saddest is that A Mango Shaped Space could be a great book, were it not for the terrible moral of the story.So A Mango Shaped Space is about a girl who begins a journey to learn who she is and accept her own synesthesia Along the way, she makes friends at conventions for people with synesthesia She even learns that acupuncture feels really good for people with synesthesia which is really cool and something I didn t know This is where everything about this book goes wrong Along the way, she starts to abandon her family Her new friends turn out to be false view spoiler And then she forgets to close the door because she was distracted by learning about her synesthesia, causing her cat to die hide spoiler With the rise in popularity of YA novels, I think that somehow we have all forgotten what it is like to actually be a teenager Even the better and some of my favorite YA s feature a girl who is clever, has great self esteem, and knows who she is One of the many excellent aspects of A Mango Shaped Space is that 13 or is it 14 year old Mia is not only a cool protagonist, she is also a bit childlike Granted, she is younger than the typical YA heroine, but she has a bit of naivety and immaturity that is missing from so many YA novels It was refreshing to find it here A Mango Shaped Space is the story of Mia as she enters the eighth grade and confronts her synesthesia, a condition in which her senses are mingled For Mia, each letter, number and word has a color associated with it Even noises and physical sensations evoke a specific color or shape for her For years she kept this a secret from others, but she has finally decided to share her condition with the world But this isn t just a book about synesthesia It is also a well written coming of age story Mia has the predictable fights with her BFF Oh, I had forgotten how some girls are so emotional and sensitive at that age She starts to notice boys And not the super suave and impossibly cool boys found in so many YA s These boys are definitely not sophisticated playa s They are dorky, awkward teenage boys Not at all swoon worthy, but painfully reminiscent of that weird hormonal puppy love we all experienced before developing actual relationships As the middle child, Mia has a not too annoying little brother, and a bitchy older sister There are fairly involved parents and the star of the story, a cat named Mango Okay, Mia is the star of the story But Mango does play a large role in the book view spoiler There is some heavy foreshadowing about Mango, so I was pretty much on pins and needles throughout most of this book When an animal dies or faces harm, it brings me to tears every time Somehow this was even worse, because I just knew something was going to happen hide spoiler I read A Mango Shaped Space in sixth grade.Let me tell you, this book drastically changed my life.This book isn t about mangos, it s about a young girl named Mia, who associates numbers, letters, sounds, days of the week, and months with colors This isn t a disease, it isn t a disorder, it s simply a condition, or as I usually refer to it, a gift, or a blessing It s called Synesthesia sin es tee ja.I read this book, and contemplated Mia It sure sounded awfully familiar When I was in preschool, I used to recite to anyone I met, Pink and red are my favorite colors This being that my name Meg is a deep blood red to me Pink being every preschool girl s favorite color It has nothing to do with my name My full name, Meagan, is blood red and brown So, actually realizing that these associations weren t normal, I dove into research, finding that my gift is actually very, very rare So rare, in fact, that my parents didn t and still don t believe me Synesthesia is a neurological blessing There are probably about 100 different types, and Synesthetes most commonly have than one type For me, I associate colors, numbers, days of the week, and months with colors Key word being ASSOCIATE here, guys I do not look at a paper full of black print and see one million different colors It s hard to explain beyond the fact that it s just an association Having that aside, I can tell a person the colors of their name Like Silvina is blue and orange My friend who goes by Eka has a beautifully colored name light green and dark brown so natural In this novel, Mia doesn t know it s abnormal either She keeps remembering back to 3rd grade, when she stalls on a math problem by writing then numbers in their proper colors, and the whole class laughs and ridicules her in that insensitive 8 year old way When she speaks up to her parents, after some convincing they agree to take her to find out just what is going on when she sees a beautiful rainbow of colors when Mozart is playing, to put a name to it Synesthesia. Here s what I like about A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass The plot is extremely interesting and really, for lack of a better word, new Mass talks about a condition that most people have never even heard of and she just runs with it.Here s what I don t like Mass is at pains throughout the novel to make sure everyone knows her narrator is young I also have mixed feelings about it winning an award the Kaplan award I believe for artistically representing life with a disability.Here s some information so you can actually understand what I m going on about Okay, so the book follows thirteen year old Mia Mia has synesthesia, a neurological condition that allows her to see letters and numbers in color As the blurb on the back of the book states, Mia named her cat Mango because that is the color of his breathing That is, you will agree, pretty cool The action of the story starts when Mia realizes she can no longer keep her condition a secret from her friends and family because it s starting to interfere with her schoolwork So Mia starts going to doctors and she finally meets people just like her.So, on one level, this story is about dealing with synesthesia But it also has a lot going on Mia s grandfather has recently died and, as readers will learn, Mango s place in the story is intricately tied to that of Mia s grandfather At the end of the day, than being about dealing with a disability I m not even sure I like calling synesthesia a disability A Mango Shaped Space is about accepting who you are and coping with the harder parts of life.I read this book back to back with Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian so comparisons are inevitable What I found really interesting is that Alexie s narrator is only a year older than Mia, but the story is clearly appropriate for teens I d never give it to a ten year old for instance Mass novel, on the other hand, could just as easily be cataloged as a Children s book rather than Young Adult left to my own devices I think I would do just that Why Well, like I said, Mass makes sure we know how young Mia is Revelations like Mia never previously sitting with a boy at lunch or attending a boy girl party abound in the narrative sometimes unnecessarily.At the same time, the material is just less heavy The tone is lighter and the characters are a little less developed so that their hurts never quite hit home I m not sure if this is a bad thing though it just makes it clear, while reading, that the book could be appropriate for a younger audience.I d definitely give this book a look though The prose is easy to digest and the story is really interesting And, surprisingly, the story features a lot of characters who are just as interesting to meet as Mia with her synesthesia Mia s little brother Zach is a particular favorite for this reviewer.You can find this review and on my blog Miss Print Synesthesia is not at all how Mass portrays it in the book Since you are born with it, you don t remember a timer when Dave did not taste like turnips You don t get scared of it, and its not really something that interferes with your social life Sure, the occasional whats the color of my name tactic or the what color is chicken , but never that someone stops being your friend When you figure out that other people don t see what you see, you just end up wondering why the heck Tuesday isn t lime green or at least in my case Oh, and by the way, synesthesia is NOT a disability You barely think about it, and its not something that will harm you I know its pretty rare, but its not like you end up falling in shock and see figures swarm around the room when Chopin plays Its just something you see in your head or very vaguely in real life I see blue smoke at the sound of loud drilling, it doesn t mean I m blind Your life doesn t get deeply affected by Synesthesia, like it does if you are, for example, deaf.So over all, very dissapointed in this book and at Wendy Mass for inacuratly portraying Synesthesia Although I have to give credit to Mass, Synesthesia is a hard thing to describe, even when someone who actually has it has a difficult time describing their experiences. A young girl, Mia, tries to hide from everyone the fact that sounds, letters, and numbers have color for her When her condition is revealed due to a problem at school, Mia feels like all the kids think she s some kind of freak.A good book about a rare human condition that was interesting to learn about. A Mango Shaped Space 2003 is a novel by Wendy Mass This brilliant book is about Mia, a thirteen year old girl living with synesthesia Her synesthesia causes her problems in school, with friends, and just having her parents understand her For example, Mia first experiences ridicule at the hands of her third grade classmates when she is called to the front of the room to do a math problem She uses coloured chalk to make the numbers fit into the synthesiasiatic form in which she sees them Her teacher tells her to stop stalling by making up silly stories Mia is left confused and alone, because she thoght everyone saw this way After that, Mia tells nobody about her colors.When Mia is tweleve her most beloved friend, her grandfather, dies During her grandfather s funeral, Mia finds a Gray and white kitten with eyes just like her grandfather s She immediately decides that part of her grandfather s soul is living in that kitten She takes him home and names him Mango Not because of his orange eyes, but because his meows and is heavy wheezing are different shades of orange and yellow to her like a mango in different seasons The wheezes is actually caused by a dip rip in Mango s lung, which cannot be repaired, but Mango copes with it.When school trouble in 8th grade causes Mia to tell about her colors Her mother takes Mia to many different doctors, but only one has a answer He is a docter who demands they call him Jerry, nothing else Her tells Mia all about her synesthesia, and gives her loads of information about it He even gives her a website where Mia can communicate with other synesthetes.Later on in the story, Mia has her first kiss with a boy named Adam, a boy she met on that website.Because she is so preoccupied with her condition and life, Mango dies of cold, because he got locked outside and was unable to reach the warmth of his home After Mango dies, Mia is extremely depressed and her colors disappear.They come back, When she meets up witha young boy named Billy, who shares her condition Billy helps her realize that she has to move on to help other synesthetes.However, Mango ended up mating with one of the neighbor s female cats before he died, and she gave birth to some kittens Mia saw that one of the kittens sounded like the color of Mustard She knew on the inside Mango would want Mia to have his son, so his spirit could live on. First of all, synesthesia is not a disability You wish you had it Since it s my username and something I have, I have personal experience on the subject.My sort of synethesia equals seeing colours in music based on the key, smelling music, tasting it Feeling the texture of it on my skin Songs can have a temperature or a time of day like as song can be in the key of D or something and feel like a night sort of song or in the key of D minor and be grey like an overcast day.I can also taste words, associate people and concepts with scents that don t exist.Mia, the girl in this book has a sort of synesthesia I don t have associating words and letters with colours, or seeing shapes and colours in the air She s freaked out by it I don t remember being freaked out by my synesthesia other than wondering why pianos don t have red keys She felt like she couldn t tell anyone about the way she saw the world and when she did, it was treated a bit like an illness.But, soon she learned that it s not an illness, but a fantastic gift that is just AWESOME.I wonder if I should try acupuncture for a better synesthesia experience Also, it was frustrating that the cat was called Mango because it kept making me picture an orange cat.Update 10 31 16I still like this book Still haven t tried acupuncture I still think it s treated a bit like an illness than something that spices up your life though I ve never lost my synesthesia due to trauma Not even when I lost Bernie, my rabbit or my grandmothers Does that happen to other people I haven t read this, but the synopses actually put me off of it As someone with synesthesia, I don t see how anyone could think they need to go to a doctor for it or have problems as a result of it I ve never thought it was anything special or scary, just mildly funny when I was growing up, my parents just always told other relatives with amusement, oh what a funny kid, she says it tastes purple or it makes my stomach feel blue or the air smells orange Then, when I grew up, I simply kept these exclamations to myself, as with any other exclamations, or if I really did, whoever I was talking to was, again, amused, and thought I was weird in a fun way I only found out at age 26 that there was an actual name for it and that it was an actual thing and that people have different combinations of it It sounds like this book tries to be unique by having a main character with this special kind of brain cross wiring which is all it is, as I understand it , but takes it up a notch by attempting to use it as the mechanism for character isolation prevalent in YA stories I just don t think that sounds believable Granted, the character has a different brand of it than I do, but I still have a hard time imagining that a person couldn t extricate themselves from it, such that they would have a strong NEED to express it as with colored chalk for numbers It s in your head, and it s NOT hard to keep it there I don t go around putting colored body paint on my belly so it looks right, or whatever Anyway, I ll give this book a gander if I come across it, but I don t think I ll seek it out because of these things.