The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Summary of the book

Huckleberry Finn is a educated young man in the south. His father lives just outside of the town of Pettersburg Missorui. Finn lives with Miss Watson who is his foster mom and takes care of him and trys to teach him right as in going to church and get an education. Finns dad is a drunk. So Finn and afraid of what he could do. Later on Finn sneaks out and goes to hang out with some friends. They decide to be robbers. They want to kill and steal things. It gets kinda weird. But later that night, Finn sneaks back home and his dad is there. And he takes Finn with him back to his cabin in the woods. Later on Finn decides to make a fake death and runs away and as he is bidding in the woods he comes across Jim who is now a runaway slave and they both travel/runaway together experiencing all kinds of new adventure.


The main character was Finn who is a young boy in the south who had a slave named Jim that was very spiritual and he is the most responsible character. Finn also was more educated than most. he could read and write some. Finns dad is known as the town drunk and doesnt want Finn to have an education. There are many more characters that have small roles in the book.

Personal Review of the book

I thought the book was more drawn out than it needed to be. I also did not like the older slang talk from the south that was used. It had a good plot and over all the book wasn't bad. It does has its surprises and it can get very exciting so I would recommend it.

Favorite Passage

"Now she had got a start, and she went on and told me all about the good places. She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever." I liked this passage for the religous part of it and she was describing heaven to young, confused boy.