Thursday, July 7, 2016
Book review: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
I know I read this years and years ago, I think for school one year, but it had been so long that I didn't remember all of it or the order in which certain things occurred. Therefore, I'm glad I read it again - this time with the Serial Reader app. (It's so handy - I explain it at the beginning of this post).
I know that I didn't remember all the childhood myths and legends, like the charms or incantations, that Tom and crew believed so heavily in. Looking back on my childhood, I remember believing in such to a certain extent - but these boys take it to the next level. I still really love Huck Finn though. Sure, Tom might have been the "brains" but Huck has the heart. It has been 5 years since I last read Huck Finn, but I still think I might prefer his story to this one.
I did appreciate seeing how Tom grows through this book. He is really a brat at the beginning, but he matures enough so at the end, we can see what a great friend he is to Huck. He also seems to appreciate his family a bit more and hopefully stops scaring Aunt Polly half to death every other week.
I do love Twain though, on the whole, and look forward to reading more of his works!
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
first published 1876
Source: Serial Reader