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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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
Definitely a read alike for A.S. King fans. People are different sizes based on how much money they have and it obviously affects everything in their lives... oh, and also everyone dreams together... whaaat. I loved the metaphor. I loved Warner and Sis and Usher especially. I did not mind the weird writing, it felt appropriate, although it did slow me down a few times while I tried to unpack words. The plot did feel a little randomly thrown together at times, but overall it was super good. (view ...more
Jesse Andrews’ newest novel, MUNMUN, is set in a thinly veiled alternative America called the Yewess. In this world, a person’s physical stature is directly influenced by the amount of munmun (money) in their bank accounts. There are people the size of skyscrapers, people the size of rats and people of all heights in between.
Our narrator, Warner, is a littlepoor --- that is, the income class which are the size of rats. Being a littlepoor means worrying about things that no one else even thinks a ...more
Clearing another blog on my to-do list.
Another book I'm not totally sure about. I downloaded this with the idea that as people had been comparing to Douglas Adams there would be some humour in this but I didn't really spot that.
I got quite bogged down in the language and complexity of dream world and the characters themselves. I couldn't quite gel with the writing style but others may enjoy it. Possibly I'm not the target audience for this one.
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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 need to collect myself before writing anything about this book. BUT, I was almost about to cry at the end. I've never almost sad cried because of a Jesse Andrews book before! What is this?!
Seriously, pick this up when it comes out!! It's at times confusing, but so worth it!
DNF at 38%
I gave both of his other books 5 stars so I expected another hilarious book.
But this book didn't do it for me at all..
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