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 shipe09 on Red Cedar Book Awards

Sweep was a very good book, although it was somewhat confusing at the beginning. That is why I gave it 4 stars. The story was confusing to me because the italic writing was like going back in time (flashbacks) and then it would change back to the present time. The story was unique though; who would have thought the main character of the story was a chimney climber? it was a very interesting story! I could not stop reading it, but I did think it was very sad

by Amelia on Red Cedar Book Awards

I love this book mostly because of Charlie. He is my favorite character because he is funny and cute. It is a great story that is why I gave it five stars!

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

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