I am really enjoying Huck Finn so far. It is way better than I thought it was going to be. It is a really entertaining book that gives you a look on times way in the past. This novel has so far been the most interesting one I have read by Mark Twain. I think it is pretty neat that Huck and Jim are able to be self sufficient and well hidden from society. Also, the way that Huck faked his own death to escape without being hunted for was brilliant. Most people today would have never done anything as clever as that. Another thing I find interesting is how many people in the south were either very religious or very superstitious. Something I noticed that was sort of realistic is how Huck tries putting himself in the middle of society. Trying to be less uptight than Miss Watson and yet less of a deadbeat like his father. One thing I don’t like is how his father keeps trying to get Huck’s fortune and how he kept Huck locked up. The way the book is written is very good. It forces people to have an accent when they are reading it. Some parts are hard to read though like Jim’s dialog. It really gives the book a southern feel. But I can see why it is regarded as a high school book with the mix of difficult reading and often use of profanities. I can’t wait to finish the book. Also, I heard there is a project afterwards which could end up being really fun. There is one thing that still messes me up when I try to image this story. That is how the Mississippi River is a mile wide. Most of this story, I have been thinking of it as being as wide as our river but given the size of the raft it reminds me that the Mississippi River is way bigger.