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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is one of the best chimney boys in Victorian London, even though she’s a girl. It’s a dangerous job, and when Nan gets caught in a fire, she’s sure the end has come. Enter the mysterious and magical Charlie: smoldering knight in sooty armor, guardian angel, golem.
Ages 11+
Pages 352
Publisher Abrams
Awards
Kirkus Starred Review
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Sydney Taylor Gold Medal Winner

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107 Reviews

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Amazing, magical book!

Review by Sheina Brocha

Sweep is about an orphan girl who is treated really badly. It is set in London where she is a chimney sweep. It's a really dangerous job. This is a story about her survival - and it includes some magic. It's a dramatic, sad and hopeful story. I really recommend it. It gave me insight how life used to be for poor children. FIVE STARS!!!!

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Loved this book

Review by jbg1131m

it was a great book! i really enjoyed it, and hope everyone enjoys it as much as i did. I LOVED THE SUSPENCE, PLOT, CHARACTERS, SETTING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT!!!

Jun 04, 2021 10:27 AM
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Great book!

Review by Wcbookworm

This book was amazing, even though the ending was kinda sad. I really liked the rest of the story, though

May 03, 2021 11:04 PM
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SAD but GOOD

Review by Bookkitty

This book was good. I liked it but would not recommend this to someone who is sensitive to sad endings, seeing as the ending was pretty sad. But I like most parts of the story, and I think it is a good book.

Apr 07, 2021 07:44 AM
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Good book and unique

Review by MiracleMyrtle

I like this book, partially because it's unique. There aren't many other books like it, which is why it's so interesting.

Apr 01, 2021 06:57 PM
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Interesting story!

Review by writer33

This book is pretty good in my opinion. It was a bit of a hard read for me (it seemed boring in the beginning), but I pushed myself to read the entire book and I realized that it was a good book! It's a sad story, though, but sometimes sad stories are more interesting than others.

Apr 01, 2021 12:38 PM