Peter Sukamto’s Review of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

7.5 out of 10
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a comedy, drama, thrill, but most importantly adventure filled tale of Tom Sawyers life down by the Mississippi. The novel starts off with one of the most iconic scenes in American literature, where Tom tricks his friends into whitewashing his Aunts fence for him. Later Tom meets up with the also very famous HuckleBerry Finn at a graveyard late at night. Like at many times in the novel Tom and Huck end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this case Tom and Huck witness the murder of a doctor by the notorious Injun Joe. Injun Joe eventually is caught because of Tom and Huck, but escapes the law. The rest of the plot is filled with action as Tom and Huck try to avoid Injun Joe. Twain portrays Tom as a smart in all the wrong ways kind of kid that does not realize his own genius at times. Like in many of his other novels Twain does a fantastic job setting a wide range of moods from bright and chipper to dark and gloomy. I believe that anyone who has not should read this book ASAP. If I were to pin a certain age group though I would say teenage boys, which in my mind is anybody who is a boy at heart whether you are fifteen or seventy years old. Although it is not as great as its sequel, it easily scores 7.5 out of 10 in my book.
.5 out of 10

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