The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Jonas Jonasson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 71 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden.
This section contains 906 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Study Guide

Summary

The main character, 14-year-old Nombeko -- lives in Soweto, an impoverished area fifty miles from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an orphan and lives in a shack in the shanties, where most of her neighbors earn a small living emptying the city latrines and hauling the waste to the river. The girl is self-taught and highly intelligent; in an area where many of the poor spend their few dollars on drugs and alcohol, she has kept a clear head and has elevated herself through discipline and hard work. In the beginning of the story she is promoted to a section manager in the latrine-emptying company, because she can add numbers quickly and is a hard worker. However, her boss, a white man named Piet du Toit, dislikes her because her math is always better than his and she is constantly improving the workforce. However...

(read more from the Chapter 1 Summary)

This section contains 906 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook