Saturday, March 3, 2012

Huck Finn ~ My Book Review

I just finished reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my AP English class, and I have to say, props to you, Mark Twain!  I know some of you guys haven't even read this book (yet), so you can pretty much skim over this post if you haven't.  But just so you know, Tom Sawyer is NOT a particularly likable character (at least in my opinion).  If someone asked me who my book crush was, I'd be stuck between Aidan from The Door Within, Peter Pevensie from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Huck Finn.  Pointless character crushes aside, I really enjoyed reading about Huck and Jim's escapades and Huck's overall ethical development.  He was an awesome character, and I was somewhat disappointed by his slight backtracking at the end of the book.  His moral growth was like a circle - his moral position went right back to where it started by the time the book was over.  Still, I enjoyed Twain's satire between the Grangerfords & the Shepherdsons, the king & the duke, and any other representation of the ridiculous aspects of society.  The local color about the southern way of life in Twain's time was also interesting to analyze and explore in my reading.  On a scale of one to ten, I would definitely give this book a nine.  So, if you haven't already done so, I would suggest checking out The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and see for yourself how humorous and how real Twain's satire is.

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