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First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life-and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the "respectable" slave-holding society in which he lives. Huckleberry Finn was Twain's greatest creation. Garrison Keillor approaches it with the respect and affection it deserves. "This is an abridgement of Mark Twain's book, keeping the parts I loved as a boy-Huck's story, the big river at night, the boasting of the raftsmen, the Duke and the Dauphin, the lynching, the feud-and lopping off the last third of the book, where Tom Sawyer comes in and makes a big production of freeing Jim. I had Huck free him instead. If you enjoy the reading, I am sure Mr. Twain will forgive me." -Garrison Keillor


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First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life-and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the "respectable" slave-holding society in which he lives. Huckleberry Finn was Twain's greatest creation. Garrison Keillor approaches it with the respect and affection it deserves. "This is an abridgement of Mark Twain's book, keeping the parts I loved as a boy-Huck's story, the big river at night, the boasting of the raftsmen, the Duke and the Dauphin, the lynching, the feud-and lopping off the last third of the book, where Tom Sawyer comes in and makes a big production of freeing Jim. I had Huck free him instead. If you enjoy the reading, I am sure Mr. Twain will forgive me." -Garrison Keillor

30 review for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Children's Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    I really enjoy Garrison Keillor's narration, so I was delighted to pick up his version of this book, as (embarrassingly) I don't think I ever got around to reading it before. If I have, it was probably for some long-ago school assignment, and I'd long-ago forgotten it. It was only later when I realized that Keillor didn't just narrate this, he re-wrote the ending. (He talked about it in the afterword of the book.) This amused me more than anything, as I have no particular emotional attachment to I really enjoy Garrison Keillor's narration, so I was delighted to pick up his version of this book, as (embarrassingly) I don't think I ever got around to reading it before. If I have, it was probably for some long-ago school assignment, and I'd long-ago forgotten it. It was only later when I realized that Keillor didn't just narrate this, he re-wrote the ending. (He talked about it in the afterword of the book.) This amused me more than anything, as I have no particular emotional attachment to the original, and I trust Keillor as a storyteller. This version worked for me. What's more, as someone who once re-wrote a bunch of Emily Dickinson's poetry.... I really shouldn't throw stones.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steven Liu

    This book is about someone who is escaping with his friend Jim. In this book, the protagonist Huck Finn is forced to decide between following societal norms and following his will to save Jim. Ultimately, this book is entertaining because of the playful talking between Jim and Huck

  3. 4 out of 5

    John Vicalvi

    I really liked this book because of the adventure and the awesome way that they used the vernacular of the time set in the book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jasper Ou

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ever since my 7th grade year when I read the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I feel in love with Mark Twain books. I decided to read this one because Tom and Huck were good friends and figured I would have the same reading experience, and I was right as it met all of my expectations. Twain dealt with a lot of characterization of Huck Finn and a theme I was very passionate about which was the idea of Natural Life. As a child and sometimes now I would often go out into the woods and explore, create fort Ever since my 7th grade year when I read the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I feel in love with Mark Twain books. I decided to read this one because Tom and Huck were good friends and figured I would have the same reading experience, and I was right as it met all of my expectations. Twain dealt with a lot of characterization of Huck Finn and a theme I was very passionate about which was the idea of Natural Life. As a child and sometimes now I would often go out into the woods and explore, create forts, and was a natural bonding ceremony with my family, especially my brother. I would recommend literally anyone to read this book because it is such a nice escape from the realities of the world, especially with this election just happening. But seriously, anyone who was read Tom Sawyer definitely should read this book because I met my expectations and made me want to read, which is rare because I dont like reading.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Quinn

    This was not my favorite book. I don't know what it is about Mark Twain's writing, but I feel like my attention was always drifting from this book. It was not particularly complex in terms of vocabulary, but I still felt like my eyes were tempted to skim over every page. The book brings up interesting questions, especially considering the way things 'return to normal' at the end of the novel, but I'm not sure I would ever want to teach this book. It felt lackluster and reading was a little like p This was not my favorite book. I don't know what it is about Mark Twain's writing, but I feel like my attention was always drifting from this book. It was not particularly complex in terms of vocabulary, but I still felt like my eyes were tempted to skim over every page. The book brings up interesting questions, especially considering the way things 'return to normal' at the end of the novel, but I'm not sure I would ever want to teach this book. It felt lackluster and reading was a little like pulling teeth. Maybe I'm just not at a stage where I can appreciate this book - I'll have to return to it at a later date. For now, moving on to 'House of Leaves.'

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gurjeet

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Loved the book. Amazing adventure. Although meeting Sawyer was very bollywood movie kind of situation, the book is lovable. Wish there was no N word in it....

  7. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    I read this in class and it was a cool book about a kid sacrificing his safety and his school for more freedom.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lillian Kennedy

    Read freshman year of IB English.

  9. 5 out of 5

    William

    A classic -- remembrance of my youth

  10. 5 out of 5

    Luke McGraw

    By writing the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain searches to provide his audience with an entertaining story about his time period. By making up fictional characters that were similar to real people he knew, the author was able to create a story that would capture the attention of his readers. While I was reading this book, I always wanted to read ahead to see what would happen. That is precisely what Mark Twain wanted. Although this story is fictional, it is also a piece of history, be By writing the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain searches to provide his audience with an entertaining story about his time period. By making up fictional characters that were similar to real people he knew, the author was able to create a story that would capture the attention of his readers. While I was reading this book, I always wanted to read ahead to see what would happen. That is precisely what Mark Twain wanted. Although this story is fictional, it is also a piece of history, because it provides a realistic description of what life was like living on the Mississippi River. Huck Finn contains many stories of adventure and audacity. Readers are kept on the edge of their seat throughout the book, and by doing this Mark Twain creates an enriching and entertaining novel. In writing the Adventures of Huck Finn, Mark Twain tells his readers that they should live life to the fullest, and that you should never give up on the friends that are closest to you. Frightened by his father’s behavior, Huckleberry Finn fakes his death and escapes from his father’s log cabin. After doing this, Huck does not go into hiding, but decides to travel down the Mississippi in search for adventure. Along the way, he stumbles upon a runaway African-American slave that was owned in Hannibal. From that point on, they always look out for each other. A bond grows between these unlikely people, and it grows stronger with each new experience. Mark Twain tells us that all of our friendships should be as stalwart as these and we should never abandon our closest companions. Many times the duo comes across an obstacle that they must overcome together. Instead of trying to find the easy way out, Huck and Jim go the way their hearts travel, and that is the message Mark Twain hopes to convey to the world. Mark Twain wrote this adventurous tale as a combination of both a description and a narration. He uses a set of fictional characters to explain how life was back in 1885. These characters have many adventures together, and these adventures are narrated in chronological order. Using this unique style, Mark Twain effectively provides an enriching story about life on the Mississippi. This mix of a description and narration style gives the reader the complete experience of the Adventures of Huck Finn. In writing the novel this way, Mark Twain completely illustrates the theme of his story, and no details are excluded. Many times, I could close my eyes and envision the scene perfectly from details given in the story. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is narrated from a first-person view, and by doing this, the characters are thoroughly developed and the reader understands their personalities. Reading the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I was continuously entertained by the characters’ wit and sense of adventure. Huck and I are around the same age, and because of this I could relate to him very easily. I enjoyed the vast array of journeys that were traveled by Huckleberry and his fellowship. In my opinion, Tom Sawyer’s character should’ve been included more. He adds a lot to Huck’s personality, and the story amuses more whenever Tom hangs around. If Tom was to travel on the raft with Huck and Jim more, the story would be infinitely better. I would recommend this story to anyone in 6th grade or older, as it is an entertaining read for all. Anyone can connect with the characters, and this makes the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a very enjoyable read for all.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anya Shroff

    The Huckleberry Finn Review A young boy’s story through a time of prejudice. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, goes through many tests of survival to find freedom. He is an African American boy who has the privilege to know how to read and write, but he must work for a widow to attain this. At this time many people disagree that a person of color or any ethnicity other than Caucasian, should not be allowed to learn. Many African Americans The Huckleberry Finn Review A young boy’s story through a time of prejudice. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, goes through many tests of survival to find freedom. He is an African American boy who has the privilege to know how to read and write, but he must work for a widow to attain this. At this time many people disagree that a person of color or any ethnicity other than Caucasian, should not be allowed to learn. Many African Americans themselves don’t believe that they should be able to either. Finn’s father is disgusted and feels almost threatened by the fact that Finn had the opportunity to learn and the father takes Finn away from the widow. Finn is not unhappy to be away from the widow, but his father keeps him looked up in a cabin, not allowing him to go outside. Finn manages to escape by faking his own death and flees meeting many old and making new friends. He meets one of the widow’s slaves that escaped named Jim, but they are soon separated when their raft breaks into two pieces, Finn stays with a family after that time. Jim manages to find Finn and they continue on their way down the river. On the way they encounter a group of men, obviously con artists, who decide to go with them. Finn and Jim are unable to get rid of the white men, but every city they stop at the cons loot. The cons do their worst robbery, selling Jim to a pair of people as a runaway slave and take all the money. When Finn tries to free Jim, he realizes that Jim’s “owners” are actually Tom Sawyer’s, Finn best friend from home, aunt and uncle. Finn is surprised when Tom’s aunt embraces him and calls him Tom’s name. He soon realizes that Tom’s aunt thinks that he is Tom because Tom is due to arrive soon. Finn meets Tom halfway from his journey and asks him to pretend to be Sid, Tom’s brother. Tom agrees to help Finn free Jim, but because he loves adventure, he hatches a plan that adds many more obstacles than necessary. While the plan was in action, Tom gets shot, and Jim nurses him back to health, giving up his freedom. Jim is put back in chains, but Tom reveals the truth about everything, including that Jim is a freedman because the widow died two months earlier. Tom’s aunt offers Finn a place to live, but he declines seeking more adventure. In this story, Twain tries to express how African Americans suffer prejudice and cannot deny Caucasians certain things. This though this story is written before the American Civil War, Twain compares it to post reconstruction about how the African Americans are still discriminated against. The way that the point was told was given very subtly. Though this can be a good thing, it took a while to fully understand the content. In the story, Mark Twain also wrote in the way people spoke. When there was a less educated person, the writing would be harder to comprehend and the reader had to read it aloud. For example, on page 19, Jim says, “Yo’ole father doan’ know yit what he a-qwyne to do.” When reading this sentence, the reader had to read it multiple times to understand the content. It was also very interesting to see how their lingo contributed to the story. The way some of the words were formed showed a double meaning that could have only been said that way. This book is very well thought, and would recommended it to someone who has time to fully comprehend and absorb the information.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Becka Ramaglia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is definitely a great adventure book. It gave a look into history that I think many feel we should close. Yes the word 'nigga' indicates how black people were enslaved... but this was the way it was a hundred years ago. To not read something because it may be offensive is ridiculous, especially considering the time era. I particularly liked the varying voices for all the characters and Huck's struggle with what was right at the time (a nigga being property and therefore something that could This is definitely a great adventure book. It gave a look into history that I think many feel we should close. Yes the word 'nigga' indicates how black people were enslaved... but this was the way it was a hundred years ago. To not read something because it may be offensive is ridiculous, especially considering the time era. I particularly liked the varying voices for all the characters and Huck's struggle with what was right at the time (a nigga being property and therefore something that could be punished for helping escape) and with thinking his nigga friend was a good man and that he was evil for trying to help him and going to hell. While he is an adventurous boy, I felt so bad for him having a really abusive father and I think it's natural for him to want to get away from someone who is making him purple and black! It's very interesting how different it was back then without many people having an education. We take it for granted now and may laugh at their lack of what we think is common knowledge, but that was the way of things than... these people weren't less than us, just thought differently. I'm glad that I finally got to read this classic... or have Elijah Woods read it to me rather. Which he did an amazing job of!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jamsheed

    Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the most jocular book I have ever read! I really enjoyed reading this novel and although it is meant for children audiences, the controversial issues presented by Twain in Huck moral predicament are still in being debated today. I would recommend this novel to audiences of all age because of the influence it has had on society since its debut in the 1870s. The adventure that Huck and Jim embark on up the Mississippi River is as convoluted as H Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the most jocular book I have ever read! I really enjoyed reading this novel and although it is meant for children audiences, the controversial issues presented by Twain in Huck moral predicament are still in being debated today. I would recommend this novel to audiences of all age because of the influence it has had on society since its debut in the 1870s. The adventure that Huck and Jim embark on up the Mississippi River is as convoluted as Huck and his growing predicament of freeing Jim or complying with society by returning Jim to his owners. This controversy is hardly a controversy in today's society, where slavery is intolerable and the use of word "nigger" is lamented, but when Twain wrote Huck Finn, the status quo was white superiority and black inferiority. This satirical perspective on societal flaws is what makes "The Adventures of Huck Finn truly the first modern American novel" (Hemingway).

  14. 5 out of 5

    Wesley

    This is the story of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn and his childhood adventures with a slave name Jim. Said adventures range from escaping from a family that is real life representation of a lovers quarrel gone wrong to shacking up with a pair of con men. I really enjoyed this book because it served as a showcase for Mark Twain's comedic talent. Every page is overflowing with humor, whether the joke be small or huge. I also liked the fact that Mark Twain parodied many things about society at This is the story of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn and his childhood adventures with a slave name Jim. Said adventures range from escaping from a family that is real life representation of a lovers quarrel gone wrong to shacking up with a pair of con men. I really enjoyed this book because it served as a showcase for Mark Twain's comedic talent. Every page is overflowing with humor, whether the joke be small or huge. I also liked the fact that Mark Twain parodied many things about society at the time. Any other author might have been quite afraid to do this because of the fact that they would be shunned and considered a pariah, but not Twain. Twain tackles all the issues that he brings up in the book head on and does a very good job of it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the great American novel or enjoys books that have a wry sense of humor.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Abbie

    Huck Finn is a boy who is wild and unruly, just like his father, until he is taken under the care of a nice woman who attempts to tame him. When Huck runs away with a black slave, their adventures together teach him unforgettable lessons about morality, telling the truth, friendship, and racism. The style of this book is somewhat difficult to read due to the dialect Twain uses, but it is a rewarding read and its endearing plot will keep you on your toes. Through Huck's adventures and lessons, I Huck Finn is a boy who is wild and unruly, just like his father, until he is taken under the care of a nice woman who attempts to tame him. When Huck runs away with a black slave, their adventures together teach him unforgettable lessons about morality, telling the truth, friendship, and racism. The style of this book is somewhat difficult to read due to the dialect Twain uses, but it is a rewarding read and its endearing plot will keep you on your toes. Through Huck's adventures and lessons, I learned a lot about judgement and being open to things. I liked how the strong lessons and serious issues were dealt with in the context of a little boy's adventure and seen through his innocent, unbiased point of view.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lara Daniel

    I enjoyed reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because in my case i love adventure books. I think there are a lot of emotions in this books, specially with the friendship between Huck and Jim. This book fulfilled the idea of making the reader understand important traits by showing them through important themes. What i mean by this, is like for example, during the adventures that Huck and Jim had, they became very close friends, and Huck learned to leave the widows teaching behind and be f I enjoyed reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because in my case i love adventure books. I think there are a lot of emotions in this books, specially with the friendship between Huck and Jim. This book fulfilled the idea of making the reader understand important traits by showing them through important themes. What i mean by this, is like for example, during the adventures that Huck and Jim had, they became very close friends, and Huck learned to leave the widows teaching behind and be friends with Jim, when he wasn't supposed to be friends with Jim. He also helped him escape and be free from slavery. I enjoyed reading this book, and i would totally recommend it, specially if you like adventure books.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jade

    I probably would have given this four stars had I not had to annotate and read it as an assignment. This book is effective on so many levels, the first being that it is just a great adventure, and that Huck Finn has to be one of the most loveable characters. He is irreverent, empathetic, and adventurous which is how I like my protagonists (many of which I'm sure were inspired by Huck). The other levels it works on are more satirical and aimed towards social critique. It is not only a hilarious s I probably would have given this four stars had I not had to annotate and read it as an assignment. This book is effective on so many levels, the first being that it is just a great adventure, and that Huck Finn has to be one of the most loveable characters. He is irreverent, empathetic, and adventurous which is how I like my protagonists (many of which I'm sure were inspired by Huck). The other levels it works on are more satirical and aimed towards social critique. It is not only a hilarious satire of many things including family feuds in the south, and the mob mentality, it is also a really historically important book that argued effectively for something far beyond it's time. This is a book I can actually approve of being taught in schools.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ana Reinhard

    A great book with a very nice adventure. It was nice to be in Hucks head and her his simple reasonings and viewing things in his live. This story could have went many ways and it had a great ending summing everything up. At times it felt like this book is very long and despite enjoying the adventures Huck has on his trip down the river, at times it felt too long. Especial the part with the Duke and the King. It was nice to see them spin their web around Jim and Huck, but after a while I was ready A great book with a very nice adventure. It was nice to be in Hucks head and her his simple reasonings and viewing things in his live. This story could have went many ways and it had a great ending summing everything up. At times it felt like this book is very long and despite enjoying the adventures Huck has on his trip down the river, at times it felt too long. Especial the part with the Duke and the King. It was nice to see them spin their web around Jim and Huck, but after a while I was ready to move on to the next adventure. Ultimately that was a worthy read that made me laugh and enjoy the adventures with Huck.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kaiden

    This book is about a kid that lives in the 1700’s and his mom just dies and he gets 6000$. So his father tries to kidnap him and he gets loose and runs away. So he come along a slave plantation and stays there for a night and really likes it there. So he ask if he can live there and the owner says yes but then he meets Jim. Huck and Jim run away from the plantation to get out of the south. Spoilers:!! I loved the book it was wrote very well and the storyline is very easy to follow. My favorite pa This book is about a kid that lives in the 1700’s and his mom just dies and he gets 6000$. So his father tries to kidnap him and he gets loose and runs away. So he come along a slave plantation and stays there for a night and really likes it there. So he ask if he can live there and the owner says yes but then he meets Jim. Huck and Jim run away from the plantation to get out of the south. Spoilers:!! I loved the book it was wrote very well and the storyline is very easy to follow. My favorite part was when they are sailing down the river in the night and they come across people looking for Jim. Huck saves Jim by letting him off and going over to the men and tell him to go the wrong way.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic of author Mark Twain and is also the book in which “all modern American literature” came from. Main character, Huck, has been taught to act in a racist manner, but eventually overcomes it as the book continues. Twain’s novel incorporates the use of the “N”-word and some other dated terms to portray what the life was like during a time of severe racism and slavery. This being said, however, the novel is completely anti-racist and anti-slavery. Children Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic of author Mark Twain and is also the book in which “all modern American literature” came from. Main character, Huck, has been taught to act in a racist manner, but eventually overcomes it as the book continues. Twain’s novel incorporates the use of the “N”-word and some other dated terms to portray what the life was like during a time of severe racism and slavery. This being said, however, the novel is completely anti-racist and anti-slavery. Children may need some additional help understanding and seeing the point of how Twain uses this type of racist talk to simply show how foolish it was.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    Oh my god, I don't think I ever read this book in its unabridged/non movie form. This book is awesome, hilarious, clever and ahead of its time. I"ve laughed at loud on several occasions. The characters are so alive and vibrant, and Hucks narration is so real. He is such a well devloped character and endearing as hell. Thats why we love him...he may lie to other characters but he is no unreliable narrator, you know you are getting the real story because he's so genuine. Everyone should read this Oh my god, I don't think I ever read this book in its unabridged/non movie form. This book is awesome, hilarious, clever and ahead of its time. I"ve laughed at loud on several occasions. The characters are so alive and vibrant, and Hucks narration is so real. He is such a well devloped character and endearing as hell. Thats why we love him...he may lie to other characters but he is no unreliable narrator, you know you are getting the real story because he's so genuine. Everyone should read this book, it's %100 classic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    This book is better to be savored in a high school classroom with a passionate teacher at the helm. I have so many fond memories of sitting in tenth grade English reading and discussing Huck Finn that listening to it on my own just wasn't the same. While the audiobook narrator did a commendable job on this classic work or literature, I think it's best left to reading, preferably in a classroom setting. This is just a book that needs, cries out to be studied and discussed (despite Mark Twain's wa This book is better to be savored in a high school classroom with a passionate teacher at the helm. I have so many fond memories of sitting in tenth grade English reading and discussing Huck Finn that listening to it on my own just wasn't the same. While the audiobook narrator did a commendable job on this classic work or literature, I think it's best left to reading, preferably in a classroom setting. This is just a book that needs, cries out to be studied and discussed (despite Mark Twain's warning at the beginning of the novel).

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    A great yarn, read by one of the best narrators I've listened to on Audible (Patrick Fraley) Huck Finn is a great narrator of this eventful road trip - a consistent liar who's honest about his observations, funny, engaging, struggling with some moral issues. I never got used to hearing the "n" word, but Twain probably provided an illuminating look at slavery for his time - delivered in a very human & funny story. A great yarn, read by one of the best narrators I've listened to on Audible (Patrick Fraley) Huck Finn is a great narrator of this eventful road trip - a consistent liar who's honest about his observations, funny, engaging, struggling with some moral issues. I never got used to hearing the "n" word, but Twain probably provided an illuminating look at slavery for his time - delivered in a very human & funny story.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Cody

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a very fun read that addresses many societal and racial issues in America, in the 1800s. However, with this comes a lot of controversy over the language used in the book. By using satire, Mark Twain is able to express the issue of racism btu many do not see his use of satire appropriate and they view it as racism. I really enjoy this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys books that address societal issues or having a funny and edgy narrator.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hanbin

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was an exquisite experience and it was my pleasure reading it. Every chapter, event, and setting were projected in great details and though sometimes tiring, I loved reading every little detail. The plot was also well planned out which led to the best events. I would recommend this book to anyone that need help in social interaction and young readers that are just looking for a great adventure book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Campana

    "The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Mark Twain is a book created in 1884 about Huckleberry Finn, a young kid you travels through a river with a runaway slave. This novel shows the growth of Huckleberry Finn as he understands more about his own actions towards Jim and thoughts regardless of what other people think of Blacks and slavery. Throughout his trip through the Mississippi river with Jim, he surrounds himself with his own lies which creates his adventures in the river.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Zbob

    Read this book originally about 40 years ago when I was 12, just got done listening to it on audio. I much enjoyed Twain's discrete social commentary throughout. Also as an audiobook it was helpful with the different dialects in Twain's writing. Available as a download from LibriVox for your mp3 player.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amiirachanreads

    i remember having to read this for english and i honestly really didn't like this book. i think its just so different to what I'm used to and being forced to read a book is never going to help. i hope one day ill have to time to sit with this book again as an adult and maybe ill see why everyone loves it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Udy

    Huckleberry fin by Mark Twain is considered by many to be a classic. It is a book perfect for adventure lovers. Adventure is shown very strongly while they travel down the river. Those who like books with realism would also like it because the people are very accurate to how people of the time period would be. It also is an excellent example of social rights problems in the past.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Corryn W

    (4.5) Almost everyone reads Huck Finn growing up, primarily as a tale of a young boy's adventure through the south. I hadn't read Huck Finn until recently and was surprised by how much I enjoyed Twain's descriptions and language. As "the" great American Novel, Huck Finn is a must-read. Twain spans challenges including from identity, friendship, independence and slavery in a single, iconic text.

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