Book Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

tom_sawyer_coverIn the classic novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, you learn a valuable lesson about always valuing the people you love.

Tom Sawyer has many adventures along the Mississippi River! In this book, you see the life of a school boy he lives with his aunt. Tom is always getting beaten both in school and out of school so he decides to run away. He runs away with his friends Huck Finn and Joe Harper and they arrive back home just in time for their own funeral! In addition to that, they witness a murder and discover treasure that nobody could even imagine at that time! Tom also falls in love with a girl named Becky Thatcher. Although she plays a minority in the story compared to Tom, she takes up a very big part in Tom’s heart.

I would personally recommend this book to advanced readers or people that are the age fourteen and up, and students that are in eighth grade or ninth grade. There are some parts they may be a bit confusing because of the slang they used back in that time period. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a classic and it has to be on your must read list!

-Melika R., 8th grade

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