The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of those books where it only starts to get exciting towards the middle. The story begins as Aunt Polly sends Tom to whitewash the fence to where he’s being tested for the murder of Dr. Robinson. This story is about a teenage boy who is eager to see the world outside of his little box, he may have the perfect life, but does it always goes according to plan?
The character Tom Sawyer is seemingly believable as how his lifestyle can relate to an enormous amount of teenagers around the world. His resilience and his thirst of discovering new things makes it easy for us to understand his way of thinking and the choices he makes. Tom may have the most ideal life that any teenage boy dreams of: the chance to get away from school and family to go on an odyssey of his own. After the death of his parents, Tom stays with his aunt Polly, who generous and warm hearted, even though Tom behaves in churlish ways, she still loves him no matter what. All the characters in the book all speak in a Missouri dialect which makes the book a little confusing and hard to understand their conversations between each other. And because their way of speech is very interesting, the simplicity makes it interesting and easy to understand.
In conclusion I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The book itself is very interesting and eye catching, yet if the writer made the opening of the novel more compelling it would have grabbed more attention. I would recommend this book to late teenagers, because I think this book can relate to themselves, and to understand that we are all the same when we’re young, and that is we all make mistakes. And if you are an adult, it’ll bring back those happy childhood memories that you once had.
It's about adventures of boys, boys having the time of their life.
I have to disagree with chatterbox891's and many others' review: this book was captivating. Not as good as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, yet captivating. Just dissecting the way Tom Sawyer thinks has me amazed. And those who gave reviews with no basis, such as boring, etc. truly didn't give the book a chance from the beginning.
I guess we all have opinions, but this is definitely a book that people should read: it tells about a different life than we live, and is highly underestimated by the teen population.
He's Tom Sawyer. He's naughty, brave and with great imagination.He secretly eats his aunt's jam, he swims in the river although he's not allowed to, he doesn't pay attention in class and constantly gets into all kinds of trouble. However, all readers love him. Why? Maybe because they've done the same at his age.
I like the book because it's full of thrilling adventures and funnny situatons. It's usually recommended to children, but for adults it would also be a delight to read.
Funny adventures most highly recommended to under 12-year olds
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Reader reviewed by charlene
Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" are a classic discription of adventures of a rascal in the 19th century. The story is always full of wit and temperament, yet there is even a somewhat sad part to satisfy even a melodramatic taste. As I read it when I was 11 and really enjoyed it then, I would especially recommend it to the under 12s. However, for those of you over 12, it is always a great add to your list of "already read".
Tom Sawyer is an American classic that was written shortly before the Civil War and is about a boy living in the South. Tom Sawyer loves adventures and superstitions and longs form freedom away from rules and Sunday School. Him and Huckleberry Fin land themselves in the middle of a murder, falling in love, lost in a cave, and finding buried treasure. What more could we ask for?
I definetly reccomend although you'll probably read it in high school!
Tom Sawyer is the kind of book most kids groan over when they're assigned to read it in class. Why? Because it has no explosions, battles, romance (who calls Becky and Tom romance they say), but mostly because it's a classic. Just the label classic scares them. I, however, loved Tom Sawyer. Despite the fact that Tom is a bad boy, the book has a certain amount of innocence in it. The was Tom and Huck are effected when they see the murder in the graveyard. It is also humorous, such as when Tom comes to his own funeral, and when he tricks the other boys into whitewashing the fence for him. Tom Sawyer is a wonderful action book, and also a good read. It doesn't take long to read a good book.