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.
"Mia's voice is believable and her description of the vivid world she experiences, filled with slashes, blurs, and streaks of color, is fascinating....[Her] unique way of experiencing the world is intriguing." (School Library Journal)
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A Cute Listen
Love it every time I read it!
Yes! I first read this book when I was young and I still love it just as much! A great story with lots depth and a unique story! I wish there were others like it!
How well Mia's characters was developed through the narration of her life from her perspectives and others, and her relationships!
Yes, wonderful author!
Yes, appreciate the beauty in the world around me!
Listen to this book! So good! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!
- emily jacka