For my independent reading book I am reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain. One of the first things I noticed while reading this book is the point of view. This novel is written in third person limited omniscient, by writing it in this style, Mark Twain helps us understand not just Tom Sawyer as a character but also bits and pieces of everyone around him. Although since it is limited you do not get to know everything about everyone. However since you still get to know lots about Tom Sawyer it helps the reader develop a connection with him. You get to know more about this spunky kid ranging from his viewpoints with his life and family to little comments here and there about the newest girl that has caught his eye.
I really enjoy Mark Twain’s writing style because it’s very light hearted and fun in my opinion. Although this book is very old, it is a timeless classic however the language is extremely dated. In some parts I have read over it and then realized I have no idea what Mark Twain was trying to say causing me to have to reread lots of passages. Although there can be confusing areas due to how old this book is, I still find the book to be very enjoyable.