Tom Sawyer Review
"Spare the rod and spile the child."
Tom Sawyer is a relatable book to mischievous delinquents all over the world. Tom lives with his strict but caring Aunt Polly, his half-brother Sid, and his faithful slave Jim. Tom is always getting into trouble with his Aunt Polly. In the first chapter his Aunt finds out that he played hookey and skipped school to go swimming because his half-brother Sid sold him out. Tom's punishment was that he had to paint the 9 foot-tall fence in front of their house. Tom being the delinquent that he is, tries to get Jim to do it by offering marbles. Jim does not accept. Then an innocent boy named Ben walks by. Tom somehow convinces Ben that painting a fence is pleasurable. Ben then gives Tom an apple for giving him the pleasure of painting the fence. After Ben finishes, Aunt Polly sees the fence and is very proud of Tom. Polly then gives him lots of food and allows him to be with his friends.
That was just one example of the many mischievous things done by Tom Sawyer. One of the main themes I think in this book caring for one another. Tom's Aunt Polly is a perfect example of that. Though Tom is not. Tom only cares about himself. He shows that through his actions to Aunt Polly and and his half-brother Sid. Tom Sawyer is a good read for all ages because it is relatable in so many ways. Whether you take the point of the under appreciated half-brother Sid, the caring but strict Aunt Polly, or the delinquent mischievous little boy by the name of Tom Sawyer this book relates to you. I highly recommend this book not only because it is a great necessary read but it also helps immensely with your reading comprehension as the language is slightly different.
~Rating: ***** 5/5