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Fovea Munson is nobody’s Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea’s stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein’s snuffling assistant! That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud. What seems like a nightmare, or bizarre hallucination, is not. Fovea is somebody’s Igor, all right. Three somebodies, actually. And they need a favor. With a madcap sense of humor and a lot of heart (not to mention other body parts), this is a story about finding oneself, finding one’s friends, and embracing the moment.
It’s not easy being Fovea Hippocrates Munson. Strike one is that your first name in medical lingo means “eyeballs” and your surgeon parents are obsessed with everything Hippocrates. They have even written a rap about the Father of Modern Medicine! Strike two is that your surgeon parents own a cadaver lab where they happily deal with dead bodies all day long. Strike three is that your summer camp is closed due to a snake infestation which means you are stuck working as the receptionist at the lab. And there’s more. Your parents think you want to follow in their footsteps as a Future Doctor of America, and your best friend has traded you in for a more sportier and cooler model. There’s no way things can get worse, right?
Except things can and they do when at the lab, three disembodied heads not only start talking to Fovea but ask her for a favor. Although Fovea is experiencing a raging case of PTSDH (PostTraumatic Stress from Dead Heads), she has to focus because the lab is missing a specimen, and she needs Luke, Andy and McMullen’s help (AKA the 3 Heads) to find the body part before a blackmailing cremator reports her parents to the police.
The Mortification of Fovea Munson is a story of humor and heart. With its far-fetched and fantastical plot, I was excited to keep reading to see where author Mary Winn Heider would go next. While I laughed after reading almost every page, my heart also hurt for Fovea who lost her best friend and struggled with discovering who she really is.
After an unforgettable night, Fovea finally realizes she is no longer “a bookmark holding on to a space and waiting for the right time.” On the contrary, she does have something burning in her. While she is not destined to become a Future Doctor of America, Fovea Hippocrates Eyeballs Igor Phobia Pitfall Munson will be a Future of America making the world a better place. And she is going to rock it! After reading the last page, I hope Fovea’s adventures are only just beginning.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Mortification of Fovea Munson in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.
Author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON, June 2018, Disney-Hyperion. Barrel of Monkeys Company Member.
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