The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Review
I have recently read the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (formerly known as Samuel Clemens). I read it because I heard it was a good book, and partially because I also read another Mark Twain book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and it was a good book, too The book is about a young boy named Tom Sawyer, who is a troublemaker and is very smart in that aspect.
The book is set in the mid-to-late 1800s Mississippi. Tom lives with his aunt Polly, and half-brother, Sid. The targeted audience is teens to adults, but the vocabulary used is geared toward adults because there are a number of longer, more obscure words. The story is told by Tom and it has a lot of voice and really proves his personality. The plot is surrounded around Tom and as the plot gets deeper, Tom’s personality gets deeper and the reader learns more about Tom.
I think that is a really cool aspect of this book, and a really good writing technique. Even in the beginning of the story, you could describe Tom’s personality. Just by the way he does things, and the things he says, you can tell what kind of person he is. The antagonist, is a man named Injun Joe, who is half-caucasian and half-native american. He is a very bad person, who does bad things.
Injun Joe and Tom and Tom’s friends have the deepest conflict with Injun Joe than anyone else in the story. Several themes are revealed throughout the book, and these include: Friendship, bravery, courage, loyalty, etc. Tom is my favorite character, but he is also the main character. I think he is the most mature of everybody despite some of his actions. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend because it’s really well-written and it has a deep plot. In conclusion, this is one of the best books I have ever read.