Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider - ADVISABLE

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence G



Fovea Hippocrates Munson is an only child named after eyeballs and the father of modern medicine. Her parents own a cadaver lab and her schoolmates call her Igor.  She has just finished seventh grade and her parents, who have a warped sense of dead body humor, have enlisted her to help out at the lab for the summer.  Fovea is not a happy camper.  Especially since she had to give up camp to work.  Things go from bad to worse when three disembodied heads in the lab start to thaw and begin talking to her because they need a favor. Cue wild adventure.

Okay, this is such a different premise, where to start?  Fovea is one funny character.  Her crazy adventures with the dead heads is delightful.  It’s completely implausible but such fun you’ll have to finish. Heider brings in other great characters and there are great themes of friendship and family and redemption all wrapped up in bad body part jokes.  Totally loved this one!  It makes it even more fun that Heider actually worked in a cadaver lab.  Give Fovea a hand!  Or better, yet, three! 

Michelle in the Middle, Teacher

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