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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Mass Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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When 13-year-old Mia finally reveals a closely-guarded secret, it soon echoes throughout her school. She was born with synesthesia, a neurological cross-wiring that lets her see sounds, taste shapes, and smell colors. To Mia, the letter A glows with faded sunflower-yellow, screeching chalk sizzles with jagged red sparks, and her cat's voice puffs with orange-mango haze. How can Mia the alien find acceptance and self-worth?

A VOYA Top-Shelf selection, Wendy Mass' poignant yet funny coming-of-age novel also received the ALA's Schneider Family Book Award.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 2/7/2014

    " I loved learning about synaesthesia! This is book is a good book for preteens and older and people who like realistic fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nessie | 2/5/2014

    " I really really love this book! It's super interesting and I just love it! Recommend it to everyone :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M6 Ceara | 2/2/2014

    " It was such a sweet story! It was very moving, intriguing, and bitter- sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/20/2014

    " one of my favorite books since middle school. I found it to be creative and cute. It also had some touching parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Greaves | 1/8/2014

    " Captures how life's challenges can turn into gifts. For the young artist in your life. Great young adult book and always so popular with my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalli Wilson | 1/4/2014

    " This book is touching, funny, and I loved it! I definitely recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Treseler | 1/2/2014

    " Mia Winchell seems like a normal 8th grader; that is untill she is forced to tell her parents a secret that she has kept for 13 years; a secret that might explain her failing grades; and a secret that by telling it, could change her life fore "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 1/1/2014

    " This book made me aware of something I had no idea existed. Synesthesia. It was refreshing really, to read about something different for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Baughan | 1/1/2014

    " i loved this book and thought it was so interesting that the girl in this books disease is actually a real disease where numbers, letters, and sounds have certain colors and shapes for them. it was a really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Cogar | 12/15/2013

    " This book is a great read with a deeply heartfelt tune. It examines the discoveries of self as well as the ties of friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ecem E | 12/9/2013

    " I thought this book was one of the best books I've ever read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Scott | 12/4/2013

    " This book is great on so many levels, a great bibliotherapy book for any one with a disability or "ability". Or anyone, we all feel different and like we don't fit in, this is a beautiful coming of age book! It also deals with loss, a beautiful and interesting story. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 McKenzie | 8/21/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was a fast read and quite interesting. It did make me very glad I can never be 13 again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holden | 6/30/2013

    " Though it gets a little overdramatic at the end, still a very good, well-written, unique novel. I really enjoyed it! I have a feeling it's the only novel ever written about synesthesia...but I'm shocked that it is, because what a wonderful backdrop for a novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth P. | 6/18/2013

    " Mia has synesthesia, she sees colors and shapes when she hears sounds. Also, words and letters have colors and textures to them. The books is about how she learns what is going on with her, and how she and her family deal with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deann | 4/15/2013

    " I loved reading about how synethsia looks to the main character. Tugged at my heart that she could not express herself for others to understand, but I thought it was actually beautiful to read how words, numbers, sounds, and colors can blend and coexist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilana | 3/20/2013

    " amazing!!!! really makes you think :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 3/3/2012

    " This book is really cute. When I decided to read it, I hadn't realized it was about a 13 year old girl, but I still enjoyed it. I'm a Psych major in university and I learned about synesthesia and thought it was a really cool and weird thing, which is why I chose to read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 12/13/2011

    " a sweet story and an accurate portrayal of what it's like to live with synesthesia. i wish this book was around when i was a kid so i could have better understood what it was i was experiencing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/12/2011

    " As a Synthesite, found this book to be interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabby | 10/15/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. A nice, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 9/30/2011

    " Mia is a young girl with synesthesia. I enjoyed the story and learning more about the condition. I thought it was a good story about learning to be happy with yourself - identity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juna | 5/21/2011

    " I loved this book so much! But I read it 2 years ago, so I don't remember much....but u should read it anyway! Awesome book~^^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mwilkinson | 5/21/2011

    " this book is soooo amazing, plz read!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lzarr | 5/14/2011

    " This was a quick, interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/12/2011

    " young girl realizes she has sinesthesia (she sees noises, numbers and letters as colors). I thought it was ok but was more interested in the idea of sinesthesia that the story itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 5/8/2011

    " at the end it is REALLY!!!! sad, although 'm not gonna spoil it!!!! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ace | 5/7/2011

    " Love Love Love this book reed reed reed best book ever
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 5/6/2011

    " I thought this book was very Beautiful.
    Now I check the Fiction sections.

    My Wife and Son also enjoyed this mini saga of life.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " It blew my mind when I found that synesthesia really did exist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/25/2011

    " I loved this book, especially since I read it in an hour, and it helped me break out of the reading doldrums I've been in ever since Melusine. Ah, Melusine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 4/22/2011

    " I love this book so much!!! It's so interesting, and with so much heart and feeling! Go Wendy Mass!!!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/21/2011

    " This was such a beautiful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 fifi boo | 4/19/2011

    " This is my fvorite book! No questions asked! I mean, usually I wouldn't be interested in a book where the main character is younger than me. But, this book was just plain awesome! "

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About the Author
Author Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass is the award-winning author of several novels, including A Mango-Shaped Place, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot like a Mall, Every Soul a Star, The Candymakers, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and the Twice upon a Time series. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.