Posted by: Katie B | February 10, 2013

A Mango Shaped Space

Tmangohis is the third Wendy Mass book I’ve read, and it’s hands-down my favorite.  By the first page, I was hooked and couldn’t stop thinking about the book until it was finished (which took me exactly one day). Not only was the story sweet, uplifting, and incredibly endearing, but I learned something.  Wendy’s main character has a little known disability called synesthesia – meaning she sees color in sounds, numbers and letters.  It’s fascinating!

Wendy’s writing is smooth and effortless with loads of humor.  Her characterization is well crafted, right down to the smallest of players.  And when you least expect it, she peppers in some grief.  (Tear alert!)  I believe she did particularly well in drafting the often tenuous relationships between pre-teens, the struggle pre-teens have in discovering their true self, and her ending was – well – real.  A huge compliment.

Without hesitation, I would recommend this book to any young reader, and I believe they would immediately bond with Wendy’s tale.

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