27 January 2014
Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the truly great American novels and is loved by children, and adults alike. The book follows Huck Finn, his friend Jim who is a runaway slave, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft, where they come in contact with many different characters and have many adventures.
This novel can be found in the children’s section of the library, but some of the story and language used have led people to think otherwise. This book is definitely not only for children and the story can speak to both children and adults. The story is narrated by Huck Finn himself and is told with mostly slang and dialect that was used during that time period, so it could be difficult for younger children to decipher the meanings of certain words and phrases. This book can teach children many lessons about life. Huck goes against what he is taught to help Jim runaway, even though he knows helping a runaway slave is a sin and against the law.
The novel has many views on slavery and other social issues that may be a little too complicated for a younger reader to understand, so an older reader may be able to understand the story better. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book that should be read by younger people for the adventure and imagination aspect of the story that can relate to children. Rereading the book when the reader becomes older and more mature, they would be able to…