Study Guide

A Mango-Shaped Space Characters

By Wendy Mass

Mia Winchell

Our thirteen-year-old heroine loves to paint, hates math, and would rather be barefoot at all...

Jenna Davis

Even though they've been best friends since, well, forever, Mia and Jenna still have a few...

Mr. and Mrs. Winchell (Mia's Parents)

Loving, supportive, and a little quirky, Mia's parents help keep Mia grounded when she is ready...

Beth Winchell

Mia's older sister is "sixteen and in the process of wearing down our parents' patience. She...

Zack Winchell

We'll give you a tip: Don't walk under a ladder in front of Zack. Why not? He's very...

Mango the Magnificat

He might be just a cat, but Mango holds a special place in Mia's heart. Check out what she says...

Dr. Jerry Weiss

We love ourselves a professor with a big heart, and Dr. Jerry Weiss fit the bill perfectly. When...

Roger Carson

Nothing makes a character more sympathetic than first encountering them in the moment their dog...

Adam Dickson

The resident bad-boy and Mia's fellow synesthete, Adam is not to be messed with. He helps Mia lie...

Billy Henkle

Even though Mia only sees Billy a couple of times in the book, he's important to her figuring out...