In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every persons physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers. Warner and his sister Prayer are destituteand tiny. Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer people dont ever have to think about, from being mauled by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that mattertheres no point, when no one that little has any purchasing power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them?...
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This was totally not for me... I read a few pages and couldn't get through it. I think personally the point of view and the writing is just not my thing.
I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.
This was a wildly imaginative book! Author Jesse Andrews creates a world of the absurd that is sagely mirrors the current state of inequity in America, today. This book is alternately strange, funny, and ultimately, quite moving.
*I was given an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, NetGalley!*
Real youneek, thatsforsure.
I have not read anything like Munmun before, and the creativity alone I believe should attract readers. It's realistic in its lightly hidden commentary on the economic situation--how money truly does run the world and everyone in it--and eye-opening for anyone who thinks otherwise.
In a world where your bank account determines your literal size, being littlepoor is ...more
I was totally taken with this premise and found myself eagerly explaining it to everyone: A world where rich people are really really big in size, and poor people are really really small. So imagine being the size of a squirrel living in a normal-sized world. You can't even talk to rich people because you're so small they can't hear you and you might get stepped on or have your house destroyed! Oh and also there's a dreamworld where everyone is the same size so you can talk to people there but h ...more
The amount that I loved this surprised me. it is dark and weird and awesome and depressing and thought provoking. And also just really, really COOL.
I loved the writing and language. The plot expression is intricate and fascinating. the characters! how much do I love Warner?! ugh, so much.
Munmun by Jesse Andrews is a young adult fantasy set in a world similar to ours but all of the occupants are different sizes based on how much money they have. The main character, Warner, and his sister Prayer are littlepoors, the smallest size. Their family are about the size of an average rat leading them into dangers that the wealthy and middle class could never imagine.
Warner’s father was killed when a middle child was pushed into their house stomping on him. Then Warner’s mother was also in ...more
i know i'm probably biased, but i really do think that this is by far my most recent book. in fact, it's not even close
I really enjoy getting ARCs of new books and I always try to do them justice by giving them as much of my attention as I can spare. There are very few books that I can’t finish, but unfortunately, this is one of them.
This is such a good idea for a book, it really is. Set on the premise that your monetary wealth directly determines your physical size, the protagonists are littlepoor, meaning that they are around the size of a rat. After their father is tragically crushed and their mother breaks ...more