The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

Reviewed by Bogomolov Maxim

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I have chosen Mark Twain’s book “Huckleberry Finn’s adventures” because I like adventure stories. The main character of the book is a coeval and it is always exciting to read about people like you.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of those books that should be read by everybody. In this famous book Mark Twain tells the story of a young boy Huck who is tired of his life and wants to be free and to have a big adventure.
At the beginning of the novel we find Huck locked in a deserted house in the woods by his alcoholic father, who only cares about the money Huck made for the treasure that he and Tom Sawyer found. Luckily Huck escapes from the cabin by faking his own death. Huck decides to run away by taking his little raft and riding along the Mississippi river with it. He meets up with Jim, his former guardian’s friend’s slave and they go on a great journey together.
Together they meet all kinds of great and exciting adventures. Travelling the boys really bond and become the best friends. Not all of their adventures are fun and a few of them are rather dangerous and scary, but the boys always seem to get out of it in one piece. A few times Huck and Jim are separated, but luckily each time they find each other again.
Once the boys run into two bad guys who join them on their little raft. Some time later Huck and Jim find out that the bad guys are up to no good. The book was really pleasant to read as each time the plot develops in an unexpected way. The style of the book is easy for reading and understanding. Huck always caused sympathy because of his hard destiny. The book made me think about many things and changed me a lot.
This is a great book to read when you are in the 6th form. I would even like to reread this novel a few years later when I am in high school. If you are one of those few people who have never read Huckleberry Finn, I strongly suggest you change that right now!

Bogomolov Maxim, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Gymnasium 116.