Short book review of tom sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainSo, my daughter just started reading Tom Sawyer for the very first time, and I am jealous of her!
First of all, she can read it in original, while I read it in translation as a child. Second, I wish I could still have that immediate, surprised response to the silly situations. About every five minutes, she comes into my room, reading out loud some funny quotes, making the scenes come alive in my memory again. The fight between the two boys threatening with their fake big brothers, followed by the famous selling of the honour to take over Toms Saturday chore -the fence white washing, and so on, and so on. All that humorous content is being quoted in a voice broken by giggles. Her favourite new expression is the terms of the next disagreement agreed upon, as used in the context of the deadly serious war games that Tom Sawyer engages in.
Shes completely mesmerised, and she hasnt even got to the scary parts yet, or to the budding love affair.
There is magic in a childrens classic that can make mothers and daughters laugh together at the silliness of naughty boys, and at the fact that very little has changed in the dynamics of childhood friendships, despite the time that has passed since the novel was written.
It has just the right mix of exotic, historical appeal and universal human behaviour to make a perfect introduction into world literature.
Book Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer and his friends encounter murder, mischief and mayhem on the banks of the Mississippi River in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Check out this summary and review of the classic childrens book by author, Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is an orphan who lives with his Aunt Polly on the banks of the Mississippi River more than years ago - during a time when slavery still existed and people thought you could cure warts by playing with dead cats. When Tom isn't trying to show off for the cutest girl in school, Becky Thatcher , he's off with his best friend, Huck Finn , fishing , playing with frogs or pretending to be a pirate. But when the pair witness a terrible murder, Tom and Huck's adventures take a thrilling turn. Tom Sawyer and his friend, Huck, are first-class trouble makers , which many of you will probably be able to relate to - especially if you've ever just wanted to just walk out of a boring math class and go skateboarding , or in Tom's case, go rafting down the Mississippi River and pretend to be a pirate.
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The specialty of this book is that it revolves around the adventures of a young adolescent boy around the mid-nineteenth century, which is something that will appeal to everyone who reads the book, regardless of their age. For the adult reader, the story is reminiscent of his or her own childhood and for the child, a series of fun episodes he or she yearns to be a part of. Tom Sawyer is young, imaginative and mischievous and lives with his Aunt Polly and half-brother Sid in a Mississippi town.
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Tom Sawyer like every child just wants to be free, adventurous, moral, and intelligent. Born in the heart of the South, in Missouri, Tom, an orphan, lives with his Aunt Polly and cousins and loves to play hooky so he can go fishing.
It is set in the s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri , where Twain lived as a boy. Originally a commercial failure, the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime. Although The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is sometimes overshadowed by its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , the book is considered a masterpiece of American literature ,  and was one of the first novels to be written on a typewriter. Tom Sawyer , an orphan, lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri sometime in the s.