Kendra Fortmeyer

Hole in the Middle

Have you ever felt like part of you is missing?

Morgan Stone was born with a hole in her middle: perfectly smooth patch of nothing where a something should be. After seventeen years of fear and shame, doctors and nurses, “peculiar” not “perfect,” she has had enough of hiding.

Feisty, feminist and downright different, Hole in the Middle is the story of what happens when a girl who is anything but normal confronts a world obsessed with body image and celebrity.

Available now from Soho Teen and major booksellers in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook.

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Reviews and praise

“An empowering, timely feminist read about bodily autonomy and one young woman’s fight to keep control of hers.” – Kirkus

“Intriguing and innovative…. With this debut, Fortmeyer establishes herself as a writer to watch.” – The Irish Times

“Dazzling, one hundred percent believable, and laugh-out-loud funny. Kendra Fortmeyer has an admirably weird brain.” – Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“A powerful, witty and funny tale.” – Publishers Weekly

“Kendra Fortmeyer’s debut is more heart than holes, creatively brilliant, wacky and wise. An author to watch!” – Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Carnegie Medal-shortlisted The Smell of Other People’s Houses

“HOLE IN THE MIDDLE is poetic and peculiar: a story about discovering yourself in all your strange excesses and missing parts and learning how to show them to the world.” – Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl From Everywhere

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