A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass a three hour read
Mia has a secret she hasn’t told anyone. When she was eight she started to tell everyone but then heard “Freak.” And pulled it back in so even her parents don’t know she sees colors. Yes, letters, words, and numbers have colors. Somehow it is very helpful in history and language arts but not so much in math and foreign languages. Now, like me, you are probably thinking why doesn’t she just search ‘I see colors?’ and discover it is a thing called synesthesia. Well, there are two reasons; one is we wouldn’t have a story and the other is the family is not very computer oriented. This is a good story about losing friends and making up. It’s about family being there for each other and it’s about assumptions being wrong. There is a lot of healing in this story. There is also a cat named Mango who is very important.