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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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Dec 30, 10

it was amazing
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Wow, can Mark Twain write. He used vernacular language and wove a story filled with wit and humor. Many of the situations, especially those involving Aunt Polly, had me laughing. I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading other things by Mark Twain.

I liked how he used this book to show us things about human nature. For example, he used Tom's painting the fence. That boy was making fun of him for painting the fence, but Tom turned it in his favor. Tom talked of how fun it was and how Aunt Polly only trusted him to do the job. Soon, that boy was begging him to try to paint the fence, too. Tom got this boy to "pay" him in order to do a chore that Tom hated to do himself. This was a hilarious way to show how people always want what they cannot have.

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