The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of those books that you can easily pick up and read, and sort of know what is about straight away After all, it is a well known title. I’m pretty sure it was made into a TV series too, correct me if I’m wrong.
So I found this book to be easy to get through, for a classic. It didn’t require too much effort to read which is new to me. I did like how characteristic the writing was, being written in the language and colloquialism the protagonist uses himself. I found it a bit too much though, and it was a nice break to read in the voice of other characters too.
I personally got bored of the story. I guess if I were younger it would be a bit more interesting, but then it would also be too hard for me to read. I’m talking about the age of 10-12 ish.
In saying that though, reading the book as I am now, I do pick up on a lot of other themes that you wouldn’t pick up on as a kid/teenager. While reading this in class when I was 15, I didn’t pick up on themes like the racism and slavery, as I was more invested in the actual adventures Huck went on. Now, those themes and hidden messages are a lot more evident.
I feel like I should rate this 3 out of 5 stars, as it’s a good classic, but it just isn’t that interesting to make me want to keep reading it. I was kind of glad when the book finished. Just because I rate this 3 out of 5 though, doesn’t mean it can’t be your 5 out of 5.
Hope you guys have a lovely week! I’ll post the location of this book very very soon. 🙂