Mark Twain, The adventures of Tom Sawyer, Burlington Books
Tom Sawyer is a book based on a true history. It tells the adventures of Tom, a boy who likes playing jokes on other people with his friends. He lives with his aunt Polly and his brother Sid along the Mississippi river. They are basically poor. We say that because they live without many material things. He has also many friends like Huckleberry Finn and Joe. In the book, many adventures take place, like that in which they go out to discover things on an island close to the village or when they go to the hill with Becky.
We think it´s quite an amusing novel, mainly in the passages about adventures, though we find others hard to read and even nonsense.
ASSESMENT: We give it a rating of 7/10 because any person from 10 to any age could understand it but they couldn´t if the boy/girl were younger.
RECOMMENDATION: It is a compulsory reading in Secondary Education Second Year, but you can read it if you just like the stories of old adventures in English. This book is also a bit adapted because it doesn´t tell everything. e.g All the discussions between Tom and his aunt.
AUTORES: Lucía Arias y Darío Gómez. Alumnos de 2ºESO