Originally Posted by FrankZ
So you didnt read Huck Finn?
(late to the discussion, I know)
I guess I'm the odd one out here. I greatly prefered Huck Finn to Tom Sawyer. The characters in Huck were real to me, and he seemed like the kind of kid I could have been friends with. I could sympathize with Huck, and empathize. I found him very likeable.
Tom's adventures just seemed obnoxious and I spent a lot of the book being glad he wasn't my little brother or someone I had to go to school with. And Becky (I think that was her name, the girl who liked Tom) annoyed me, although I don't remember why. The charachters didn't seem as alive to me either.
Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird are the only two books I had to read in high school that I remember actually liking. Well, and some of Shakespere's plays but they're plays, not books.