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THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON Book Review

A book titled, THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON, against a laboratory background.

General Information

Title: The Mortification of Fovea Munson

Author: Mary Winn Heider

Genre: Magical adventure

Subgenre: Humor

Age: 9-12 years old

What’s best about it:

      • Great humor
      • Fovea’s parents and grandmother are important parts of the story
      • When friends become enemies and strangers become friends
      • Science
      • Fantasy

Find out more about it: https://www.marywinnheider.com/

Book Review

Fovea is having the worst summer of her life. It’s bad enough that her parents operate on dead bodies. It’s worse that they are the owners of the lab. And she thinks things couldn’t get any more awful after her ex-best friend leaks this information to THE ENTIRE SEVENTH GRADE! But then, Fovea is stuck working as the lab’s receptionist for the entire summer and meets some …volunteers…with outrageous demands. In this very funny book, Fovea finds unexpected friends who stand by her no matter what, and she realizes that those who don’t aren’t worth her friendship.

Magic, science, humor, friendship, family… THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON has it all!


If you enjoy this type of children’s novel, read my review of THE GHOULS OF HOWLFAIR , too!