With a madcap sense of humor and a lot of heart (not to mention other body parts), The Mortification of Fovea Munson is a story about finding oneself, finding one’s friends, and embracing the moment.

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. And they need a favor.

“Equal parts screwball comedy, coming-of-age story, and tearjerker-I loved, loved, loved it!” — Varian Johnson, author of The Parker Inheritance

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"Hilarious and disgusting in equal measure. In other words, exactly what you've been waiting for."—Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor?winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale
"I absolutely adore this book! The Mortification of Fovea Munson is not only hilariously zany, and clever, it's also full of heart. Mary Winn Heider is a brilliant new voice in kid's books."—Newbery Award winner, Matt de la Pe?a
"Equal parts screwball comedy, coming-of-age story, and tearjerker-I loved, loved, loved it!"—Varian Johnson, author of The Great Greene Heist
"Fovea is a normal girl existing in a suddenly off-kilter world, and her struggle to help her family and newfound friends is relatable and satisfying."—Publishers Weekly
"Sure to tickle the most fickle funny bone."—Kirkus Review
-An Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2018 middle grade debut pick
-A Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List pick
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