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Munmun By Jesse Andrews Munmun In an alternate reality a lot like our world every person s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth The poorest of the poor are the size of rats and billionaires are the size of skysc

  • Title: Munmun
  • Author: Jesse Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781419728716
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Munmun By Jesse Andrews In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person s 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 destitute and tiny Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer peopIn an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person s 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 destitute and tiny Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer people don t 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 matter there s 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 A brilliant, warm, funny trip, unlike anything else out there, and a social novel for our time in the tradition of 1984 or Invisible Man Inequality is made intensely visceral by an adventure and tragedy both hilarious and heartbreaking.
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    1. Jesse Andrews on said:

      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

    2. Grace on said:

      This book was deeply weird, but pulled it off so well that I m honestly shocked.I went into reading Munmun with trepidation because the premise reminded me a lot of that movie that just came out where Matt Damon shrinks himself, which looks horrible, but actually this book is good It s very odd even the syntax, where punctuation is mostly thematic and words like prettymuch and notsogood are stuck together, acronyms are spelled out PA becomes pee ay and U.S becomes Yewess and a lot of normal word [...]

    3. Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard on said:

      I received an eARC of this book on NetGalleyI only managed to get to page 30 before giving up on this book.I knew it was going to be a little weird and I thought the premise sounded interesting but the first 30 pages were so immensely unenjoyable I have absolutely no idea who this book is targeted at It is far too juvenile for the average YA reader but definitely too adult for the MG audience.It may have just been the ARC formatting but the smashing up of several words into a single word without [...]

    4. Kelly on said:

      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 scary E [...]

    5. Laura on said:

      Note the copy I read was an advanced reader copy given to me at a conference So my review is based on a book that is going to be slightly different according to the author when it comes out.That being said, this book has lingered with me for weeks It is a Dickensian saga that touches on class and government and human nature It also has some Swiftian humor The basic premise is that in this future US society, the monetary worth of humans determines their size The poorest people are tiny the wealth [...]

    6. Sarah on said:

      Warner s life has been rough since his father was squished and his mother was mauled by a cat These are the risks faced by littlepoors, people so broke they are no larger than rats Billionaires, on the other hand, are as big as skyscrapers Only in dreams are all people the same size Desperate to scale up, Warner and his sister make an epic trek to a nearby law school so she can snag an enormous husband Naturally calamity strikes, and never stops slapping Warner around Wildly inventive and genera [...]

    7. Erin on said:

      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.

    8. Nicole on said:

      A world where your height is directly proportional to your wealth probably my favorite bizarre book premise I ve encountered in the past year The language definitely takes some getting used to, but after that it s a wild ride.

    9. Daisy✨ on said:

      This sounds like it s going to be so good I am looking forward to reading of Andrew s humor

    10. Terri on said:

      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 alan ya.

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