Review: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Published by Penguin Classics on June 4, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Historical
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Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice.
Reading classics is something that one does not do often unless they have to read them for school or they really enjoy them. For me that is both. I have known of this book since I was little but I have never taken the time to read it or even pick it up till now. Even though the reason why I picked it up was because of class, I knew I was going to still enjoy this book.
Twain writes this book in a time where racism is present and he attacks it through the friendship of Huck and Jim. Through these characters the reader is taken on a journey that shows what life back then was all about and brings a story that yes has been fictionalized but one that shows how wonderful this book has proven to be.
Huck was an enjoyable character. It was great to see him grow throughout the story and see how his view on things changed and how his eyes were opened. Jim was just as an enjoyable character as well and the friendship that him and Huck develop is one that speaks louder than the words in the book.
Overall this book proved to be more exciting than I was thinking and that was a good thing. I am excited to get more into classics and expand on my literary genres and see what they have to offer for me. I offer some advice that you do so as well.
I give this book 4 bites!