Janitors: Strike of the Sweepers (Book #4)

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Book Review of Janitors: Strike of the Sweepers (Book #4) by Tyler Whitesides

Yay for book #4 in the Janitors series! Sometimes a series gets worse and worse the more books there are in it, but thankfully that is not the case in this series. I actually think it keeps getting better. My boys and I have been super excited for this book to come out, and they will not be disappointed! Janitors: Strike of the Sweepers (Book #4) by Tyler Whitesides is sure to be a fan favorite!


The stakes have never been higher, and you’ve never seen squeegees do this before! It is a wild and slightly unsanitary ride as Spencer, Daisy, and the Rebel Janitors find themselves chased by Mr. Clean’s new and terrifying half-breed Toxites–the Sweepers. Time is short. With the fabled Manualis Custodem in hand, Spencer must figure out how to summon the Founding Witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education.


My Book Review:

What a fun (and slightly disgusting) book! I have enjoyed this series, as have my boys (13 and 11), and this one does not disappoint! Beware: there’s a lot of garbage, a porta-potty, a germ-filled bowling ball, lots of toilet paper, and maybe even a little magical dust. I love the new glopified inventions in this book; I think I need to stock up on squeegees and Windex!

The characters, as always, are great. They can be a little cheesy at times, but they are also brave, witty, intelligent, creative, and well developed. I do not think I’ll be able to buy anything labeled “Mr. Clean” again. Sorry to the real Mr. Clean, but the Mr. Clean in this book is not a good guy, to say the least. He definitely makes a fantastic villain. There are some new characters, some of the same, and we get to see the return of a few characters, which is always fun.

The story is written well. There may have been a few stretches, but it’s fantasy, right? Anything can happen! I love that when you’re reading it there’s never a question in your mind as to whether or not that could really happen…..in this world, it does happen and it’s believable. That is the sign of a great author. Mr. Whitesides’ writing is creative and fun, with just enough humor, wit, and action to keep the reader engaged throughout the entire book. Brandon Dorman’s illustrations are, as always, amazing.

There were a few twists and surprises in this book that……wow. Just wow. I never saw them coming! My boys are going to LOVE this book! It is a great middle-grade/early YA read. If you’ve read the first three, you need to read this one pronto! And if you haven’t read any in this series, I definitely recommend it!

PG+ Rating

Content Rating: PG+

  • Profanity: None
  • Intimacy: None
  • Violence: Moderate
    • At least two characters die, and those deaths are a little graphic. There’s lots of Toxite-fighting as well.

Age Recommendation: Middle-Graders (3rd-6th grades) and up


My Rating: 4/5

4 Star Review

Click HERE if you’d like to purchase Janitors: Strike of the Sweepers (Book #4)


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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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