The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Reviewed by Morena Holland
Huckleberry Finn is a boy who gets tired of the constant rules and regulations he has to follow everyday. He lives with Widow Douglas, a very nice and decent woman, but Miss Watson, the sister of the widow is the one person Huck probably hates the most. Although Miss W's intentions are good, her efforts to make Huck civilized only make him dislike her even more. Despite not being in custody of his father:,Pap, Huck avoids being with Pap. Pap is an alcoholic, resulting in abusive, and disturbing behavior. Being a rebellious teenager, Huck decides to fake his own death, and runs away. During the beginning of his journey, his friend Jim (Miss Watson's slave), looks out to find Huck. After Huck and Jim reunite, they experience many problems during their adventures. Jim being a runaway slave, Huck dealswith many inner conflicts. He decides no matter what, he is going to help Jim to freedom. Together they experience a fascinating journey and their friendship begins to grow stronger. Huck shows maturity at the end of the story.
This book was a great novel. It shows many subliminal messages and the how humankind/society truly needs to change its judgmental ways.