This is a quirky tale of a girl born in poverty in Soweto, South Africa in 1961. In the book we follow her life from being a latrine cleaner, to a maid for a loony engineer and then her escape to Sweden with a nuclear bomb. Eventually the series of random and unlikely events leads to her meeting the king.
Although I found this story fairly entertaining I found that the characters lacked depth and the heroine Nambeko was hat to connect with because it was unrealistic how talented and wise she was. She was to good to be true, some flaws may have made her more enjoyable or interesting to read about. I had similar feelings to the other characters, they were flat and needed more personality for me to really enjoy reading about them.
Overall the book was fairly enjoyable to read, however I do not imagine me wanting to go back and re-read it as I do with a lot of my books.
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson was provided to me free through a goodreads give away in exchange for a fair and honest review.