I recently started reading the classic book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. I have wanted to read this novel for a little while now because lots of my family members have enjoyed reading it. Going into it I had no idea what the plot even was, and I have been pleasantly surprised with this novel so far. The main character of course being Tom Sawyer is a spunky young boy, who really does not like school or listening to his aunt. He lives his life exploring and not wanting to do what his is told. I enjoy his personality because it’s very entertaining watching him interact with his Aunt and purposely try to annoy her. I really relate to this character in the sense of wanting to explore and get away. Another entertaining part of this novel is Tom’s wit, he’s sarcastic, smart, and conniving. He knows how to work himself out of a situation and get what him wants causing for some very creative and funny scenes. Even though I have not gotten too terribly far in this novel I’m excited to see what trouble young Tom gets into.
Although there are some great parts so far in this novel, some areas I do not understand or see the purpose for. For example I have noticed the beginning chapters although are usually important for getting to know the characters, Mark twain seems to give little to no description of the other characters. Do to the mystery of the new characters being introduced it has caused the beginning of the book to drag on and on. I think Mark Twain did this on purpose and the novel will dive deeper into more personalities unraveling a more intense plot. Besides the slowly paced beginning to this novel, I have found this novel to be quite an interesting story and I’m looking forward to see where Mark Twain takes it.