Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her monster by Jonathan Auxier


For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys”–orphans owned by chimney sweeps–to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived–and a girl. With her wits and will, she’s managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again.
But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature–a golem–made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.
Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together–saving one another in the process.

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by Yoyo g. on Red Cedar Book Awards

I liked the book a lot! My favorite character was Nan. She was super brave and optimistic! I can tell she went through a lot. It's a sad but amazing story. I would give it a 10 out of 5 (if it was possible) .I can tell that Jonathan was eager to share this story.
I hope other people fell the same as me.

by rhyp on Red Cedar Book Awards

a girl named Nan and her monster named charlie when she was really young she she had a monster and then her monster just disappeared then when she was 12 it came back.

by bron h on Red Cedar Book Awards

the story was amazing tons of things happening that make you wanna read more

by Jayden on Red Cedar Book Awards

It was so interesting, i really liked Nan's personality. Charlie was so cute, kind! I wanted a Charlie. It was a, pretty sad book, but it was one of the best I've ever read! Nan went through a lot, in the book. Nan and Charlie must have been really scared, with evil Crudd and Roger, trying to terrorize them! I really liked the book, and I would definitely read it again!

by Midori G. on Red Cedar Book Awards

A review by Midori G.
Grade 4

I really liked the book “Sweep” because the storyline was really amazing and the cliffhangers at the end of each chapter made me never want to put the book down. Sweep is now one of my favourite books. My favourite character in the book was Nan because she was kind and strong and always thought about others before herself. I recommend this book to people who like reading books about friendships.

(I actually wanted the rating for this book to be a 4.5 out of 5, but wasn't able to do a half star.)