Book Report by Christabel Stewart
"A Mango Shaped Space" by Wendy Mass (221 pages)
Setting and Context
Mia (protagonist)Mia is a thirteen year-old girl in 8th grade who has a condition known as synesthesia. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Her best friend is Jenna Davis, who lives right next door.
“It’s not a rat, Jenna. Its mango as a kitten!”
Adam is a fourteen year old, that lives in Boston, who also has synesthesia. He met Mia on the website that helps people with with synesthesia understand their colors better.
“We should have grabbed a bottle of wine from inside; they never would have noticed.”
Jenna is Mia's best friend who is also thirteen years old. She lives with her dad because her mother passed away shortly after Jenna was born.
“You worked so hard on it. It looks like it was really good.”
Man vs. Nature: When the painting Mia made for her late grandfather was ruined by a sudden storm.
Man vs Society: Mia being made fun of for associating colors with numbers and letters.
Themes Author Explores in this Book
Everyone is different- there is really no such thing as normal when the definition of it is different for everyone.
Likes and Dislikes
I didn't like that Mia got a new “Mango” at the end of the book. It was kind of like she replaced him. I also didn't like that Mia secretly did things without telling her parents.