Having already read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with much enjoyment, I was quite eager to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the sequel. I was not disappointed. Full of exciting adventures, unique characters, and touching friendship, this book kept me on the edge every single moment.
After the discovery of hidden gold with Tom Sawyer, Huck is now living with the Widow Wilson, who is trying to ‘civilize’ him. When his drunk of a father comes and kidnaps him, he is fine with his new life except for the constant beatings. But Huck soon runs away to Jackson Island where he meets runaway slave, Jim. And so starts an adventure where they ride on a raft on the Mississippi River, meeting all sorts of people and doing all sorts of things. And Huck soon learns that friendship is strong enough to conquer the wrong prejudices that the society teaches.
I truly loved this book and it’s the first book I’ve read that’s both educational and exciting! I give it 9 stars and recommend it for ages 10+: younger kids can read but they might not be able to understand.