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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Okay, so first off? This book is weird. And when I originally read the premise I definitely thought, "whaaaaat, no way will this work!" Only then I thought, "but it's Jesse Andrews, so OBVIOUSLY it will work!" And it totally does, for the most part.
The size correlation to money is actually a super believable metaphor and I bought into it pretty quickly, as well as how littlepoors are treated and how oblivious middlepoors and middleriches and bigriches are to what it's like to be tiny and know th ...more
How did I not know that Jesse Andrews was releasing another book??? AND HOW HAVE I STILL NOT READ HIS OTHER ONE (The Haters), what am I even doing with my life???
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
My review of this book will be available at the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE website under "ALAN Picks" for February, 2018: http://www.alan-ya.org/alan-picks-feb....
*An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I love Jesse Andrews for writing this book. While it has Andrews signature wit and humor, it's also completely unique and unlike anything else you'll find in YA. The premise, the method of storytelling, the characterization, and the language and syntax are ridiculously clever and all of it together creates a pretty epic picture of a "Yewess" that is terrifying. A must read, most definitely.
*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
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MunMun was an extremely disappointing read and definitely not the book for me. After reading the synopsis, I was super excited! It's a great concept, the idea that your wealth directly impacts your physical size is not something I've seen before. I thought that this books focus on two of the books smallest citizens could make for a very interesting plot. The problem is, there was no plot.
The beginning of MunMu ...more
this book is my new favorite bong joon-ho movie
it’s a joyfully genre-bending, frequently brutal satire with a big, beating heart. like anthony burgess and chaos-walking-era patrick ness and jonathan swift all co-wrote a take on great expectations.
eat the rich