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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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
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
Five stars nodoubt but oh dang, filled with rage.
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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
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 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 buil ...more
MunMun by Jesse Andrews is about a satirical world where a person’s size indicates wealth, running from people the size of rats to giants. Our protagonist, a tiny boy named Warner, makes his way through life with some serendipitous turns, but all the while, he is still in his mind a little. The book is not so much character or plot driven, being a straight satire or allegory for the way Andrews see our world. For example, he showcases the power big pharmaceutical companies have and the ...more
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
If I were developing a required reading list for a class of high school students socioeconomic issues, this book would make the top of the list. I loved how well Jesse Andrews was able to portray economic and class differences using size as the metaphor. It was so effective at demonstrating how powerless and small one feels growing up as a lower class citizen, and at describing the milieu of challenges and obstacles they face in daily life. Using size to represent acquired wealth was a stroke of ...more