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Munmun


i have written three books. this raccoon is reading one of them while i hover anxiously nearby. yes, i am a bright orange modular origami experiment. why are you still reading this. please scroll down and read about the books already

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Munmun


i have written three books. this raccoon is reading one of them while i hover anxiously nearby. yes, i am a bright orange modular origami experiment. why are you still reading this. please scroll down and read about the books already

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MUNMUN is my most recent book. It is about inequality and dreams. Its story takes place in an alternate reality a lot like our own, except that everyone is proportional in size to how much munmun (money) they have. Warner and his sister Prayer have none, and so they're about the size of rats. On the other end of the spectrum, the richest character in the book is over 150 feet tall.

So it's a social novel and an adventure story about fighting the odds in a world built against you. Authors I was trying to channel while writing it include Dickens, Saunders, Morrison, Burgess, Atwood, Orwell, Ellison, and of course Swift. You can read the first few pages here.

In starred reviews, Kirkus Reviews calls it "brilliant, savage, hilarious, a riveting journey through a harsh world that mirrors our own," and Publishers Weekly describes it as "brash and wildly inventive... Warner may be small, but his giant heart and brutally honest narration propel this intense, cuttingly funny novel." Booklist says it's "a unique, caustic, thought-provoking lampoon of America‚Äôs obsession with wealth," and School Library Journal calls it "endlessly discussable and a first purchase for public and high school libraries."

It will be published in April 2018 in the US and Canada by Amulet Books and elsewhere in the world by many other publishers (Allen & Unwin in the UK and Australia and New Zealand). Below are some alphabetized ways you can preorder this book right now. I mean only if you want to. Although do know that pre-ordering helps the book a ton. Not trying to be pushy here, it just does.

(Oh and I wrote a lot of this book at the fantastic Cassilhaus residency in North Carolina. Hi Frank and Ellen!)

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The Haters


The Haters


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THE HATERS (Amulet Books, 2016) is my second novel. It is the story of Wes, a shy, conflict-averse bassist who hates on all music in a desperate attempt to discover the music that can't be hated on; Corey, his hothead drummer best friend who also hates on everything but possibly just because he's a huge hater; and Ash, the way-stronger-willed-than-either-Corey-or-Wes guitarist they meet at jazz camp. She, like the boys, hates jazz camp. So she convinces them to run away and go on tour with her. It's sort of great. But it's also a complete disaster.

In a starred review, Booklist called it "uproariously funny ... very of-the-moment ... Effortlessly readable, deeply enjoyable, and, given the years since Andrews' fantastic debut, well worth the wait." The New York Times added, "I laughed so hard I scared my cat off the couch multiple times... excels at describing music."

Here are some alphabetized ways I recommend buying this book right now if you are not near an independent bookstore. But if you are near an independent bookstore, just go there. You'll make some friends and get some great books and help fend off a future in which humans have become the catatonic hyperconsumers depicted in Wall-E. What are you talking about you haven't seen Wall-E. Goddammit. Okay, go see Wall-E first.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (Amulet Books, 2012) is my first novel. It became a New York Times bestseller, and the movie adaptation (written by me, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler) won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

It is the story of Greg Gaines, the terminally awkward groundhog-looking kid who just wants to survive high school without anyone really paying attention to him; his only friend and coworker Earl Jackson, who is the creative genius that he makes deeply terrible movies with; and Rachel, a girl with cancer that Greg's mom is forcing him to hang out with.

In starred reviews, Booklist called it "one funny book" and "moving," and Kirkus Reviews said it "stands on its own in inventiveness, humor, and heart." It also won the 2013 Cybils Award for Young-Adult Fiction, among other recognitions.

Here, again, are alphabetized links you can use to buy this book. But it is also very possibly at your local indie bookstore if you have one. If you don't have one, build one! Build it to give your life meaning. And also avert a horrific dystopian future like the one depicted in Children of Men. Children of Men, the movie where humans mysteriously can't have kids anymore, probably because the environment is all messed up. Oh for crying out loud. You haven't seen Children of Men either? What have you seen?