The Munchkins

The Munchkins
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October 12, 2021

Thirteen extraordinary children with mysterious powers.

Their loving and protective father.

And a sociopathic neighbor who knows them better than they know themselves.

When Capricorn Munch and her twelve siblings appear outside a children’s home, no one, including themselves, knows who they are or where they came from. At ten years old they stop aging, as she and her siblings develop powers that gift them with incredible abilities, like healing wounds and manifesting objects. They keep these powers secret and their adoptive father restricts their use. Capricorn strives to live a normal life, blissfully playing with her favorite sisters, witty and bold Allie, empathic and wise Breezy, and giddy and sweet Hazy.

But now a sudden threat has intruded on their carefree lives: Their next-door neighbor, a man who calls himself Big Boss. Capricorn watches fretfully as Big Boss encroaches on her family like a malevolent force, feeding hostility between her siblings and causing them to be reckless with their powers. Capricorn knows Big Boss is plotting something sinister and can only pray it doesn’t end in ultimate doom for her and her family.

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What I liked:
The Munchkins is a fantastic middle-grade novel that fans of a series of unfortunate events and an umbrella academy will love. It again takes a group of orphans, embeds them to a unique farther figure, and of course, they all have powers. What makes this story unique is the amount of down to Earth realistic dialogue showcased in this story. The depth of the relationships among the children whey they are attacked by the neighbor and the companionship of the guardian.
Final Verdict:
This novel will make you angry, as, in an ordinary middle-grade story, someone usually intervenes to the right an injustice, and I did not see that in this novel—this unique family against Big Boss. The title alone will engage middle-grade readers as to why the nickname for a group of what appear to be average children. Also, the novel starts with one imprisoned by the evil Big Boss; how does she go from being with her family to the imprisonment part? So much to engage a young mind within the pages of this novel.
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