Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Reading this book with Evan has been an interesting experience. He can't figure out the main character. He disapproves of Tom's fighting, his naughtiness and his lying. And who in his right mind would elect to run away from a very nice home to spend several days and nights roughing it on an island, all the while letting the folks back home think he was dead?
Last night we read Chapter 25, which begins thus;
"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."
The one aspect of the book that he doesn't seem to have much trouble identifying with is Tom's affection for Becky Thatcher. It would seem I'm rearing a lover, not a fighter. I'm okay with that.