A Mango-Shaped Space

By; Wendy Mass


A Mango-Shaped Space is a book about a 13 year old girl who sees life differently than others. Ever since she was little she knew something was very wrong. She thought everyone saw life the way she did until she talked to her parents about her problem. She then goes to the doctors about it. They find out that she has a disease, she then goes and learns new things about this disease.

Conflict; Man Vs. Self

Mia, the main character, struggles with herself. She contemplates on whether she's a freak or not. And whether she's crazy or not. She also doesn't know as much about herself as she thinks she does.
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Mia Winchell

Mia Winchell is a teenage girl who sees life differently from others. She is kind, sarcastic, and outspoken.


"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." - Kahlil Gibran
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Jenna Davis

Jenna is Mia's bestfriend. She's the same age as Mia and they've been bestfriends since they were in 3rd grade. They're also neighbors and they live right next to each other. She is outspoken, kind, and sensitive.

Quotes from the book

Page 2; "I pleaded with my classmates - my friends - to back me up. This time when the class laughed it didn't sound so friendly. I felt my cheeks burning. Then I heard it. In aloud whisper from the back row. Freak. Except it sounded like FREEEEK."

Page 3-4; "Even at eight years old, I was smart enough to realize that something was very wrong and that until I figured out what it was, I'd better not get myself in deeper trouble. So I pretended I made everything up."

Theme of the book

This is a story about growing up and being yourself.
Simple Plan I'm Just A Kid - Lyrics (Clean Version)

Song Choice

The song I chose is I'm Just A Kid by SImple Plan (clean version).