Well, it's only taken seven months, but my son and I have finished reading Tom Sawyer together. The girls and I have been reading Little Women, started at the same time as Tom Sawyer, and we thought we were almost done when I realized the edition of the book we have is just the first half of what I consider the whole story. So we may finish in about a year or two. But in the meantime, my son was kind enough to write a review of Tom Sawyer:
Tom Sawyer is a great book. It has everything. Action, adventure, suspense, and humor come together in this book. The author (Mark Twain) was very creative with inventing his characters. A young, mischievous boy who has a huge imagination. A superstitious boy who lives in the streets. These are both characters that you can't help enjoying reading about them. The story is a very good one. The plot mostly focuses on the misdeeds of Injun Joe and how Tom is involved, but it is balanced with Tom's other adventures. Tom's imagination constantly gets him in trouble whether he's attending his own funeral or searching for hidden gold. This story is also a very unique one. I highly doubt you will find any other book where a cat is fed painkiller. So, all things taken into consideration I rate this book:
3 Thumbs up
Thank you all, and have a good night/evening/morning/afternoon/lunch/naptime.