Summer is a great time to get caught up on reading fun stories! My Neurotic Disney Kid (NDK), cannot put a book down right now. She is constantly disappearing, with a book in her hand. Disney Books make it easy to keep kids reading on their own this summer. Check out her latest favorite, The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider.
- The Mortification Of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider
- Page count: 336 * Ages: 9+
The Mortification of Fovea Munson is about a girl who’s parents perform surgery on dead bodies and everyone in 7th grade thinks she’s gross. So when Fovea ends up helping three heads that talk to her, she really isn’t surprised! (just a little grossed out!)
I liked this book because it is action-packed and filled with a lot of humor! At first, I thought I might not read this book. I did not think I would like a book about a girl whose parents worked in a cadaver lab, but boy, was I wrong! I <3 (heart) this book! This book is so much fun, you will forget you are reading.
If I could be one of the characters, I would be Fovea Munson because she has a lot of adventures that were very exciting. She had to do a lot of daring things like sneak out in the middle of the night and throw secret parties! Even her Grandma Van and Fovea’s friend, Howe, get roped into the adventures! Fovea is very brave for helping the three heads. She was also very trustworthy and reliable. The heads told her that if anyone ever found out she was helping, she would get in big trouble. She did her best to keep the secret.
My favorite part was when they had a secret party in Fovea’s parent’s lab. She had to do throw the party because it was part of the deal with the three heads. This was a very big, secret party because Fovea’s Grandma Van invited everybody from her retirement home, The Swan Song Retirement Village. That was a lot of people!
There was nothing I really did not like because this book is so good!
I recommend this book to kids who like slightly gross humor and barbershop quartets! I’m NDK and this is my review!
From the publisher:
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.
**Disclosure – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!