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This review is from: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
For some reason I decided to re-read this over Christmas (I hadn't read it since I was at school) and I'm so glad I did because it was much more fun and far more interesting and perceptive than I remembered.
It draws a picture of a time and place I know little about but seemed utterly convincing and I was really struck by the amount of superstition the characters in the book displayed - adults as well as children. Parts of it reminded me of my own childhood (in Essex - a long way from the Mississippi!), parts of it were very touching and parts of it were laugh out loud funny.
It's a gentle read, and the writing is both stylish and wry. I'm going to re-read Huck Finn as soon as I get time!