FICTION

The Mortification of Fovea Munson

336p. Disney-Hyperion. Jun. 2018. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781484780541. POP
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Gr 5–8—Poor Fovea Munson. Life is hard in seventh grade when your parents own a cadaver lab and your classmates know that your parents work revolves around dead bodies. And it doesn't help that Fovea is stuck working in the lab this summer because her camp plans fell through. When three thawed heads start talking to Fovea, though, her summer gets a whole lot more interesting. As it turns out, these heads need a hand—and Fovea may be the only one who can help them. Heider's tale is darkly comic and wholly original. Despite the gruesome premise, this is more comedy than horror.
VERDICT Highly recommended for kids who like fantasy, science fiction, and light horror. Destined to be a popular summer reading selection.

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