As I continue to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a couple different styles of the writing keep me interested. One of the things Mark Twain does best is relate the book to his audience. I often can think of times when I have had the same experience as Tom has had. Like when Tom says something that he regretted to his newly engaged girlfriend. Tom starts to talk about his last “engagement” in front of Becky, his new girlfriend. Becky starts to cry and Tom immediately regrets what he said. I had an experience almost the same as Tom’s. When I was in first grade everyone started to “date”. As you can imagine in first grade the dating is dumb. You say hello to them in the hallways and if you really liked them you held their hand. Well one day I this girl and I started “dating”. I was new to this so I didn’t know what to expect. The next day another girl wanted to “date me” so I said yes and held her hand. When the other girl I had started to date the day before, saw me holding her hand she got mad and started to cry. This is a great thing to have in a book. If the reader can relate to the character it forces the reader to enjoy the book. It makes the book fun and exciting to read. Another story I can relate to is getting bored in class. I never play with bugs, but I do other things. I draw and day-dream in my head. When Tom pulls out the tick and plays with it, it makes me think about the stuff I do in class to stay awake. In class I also play and talk with my friends. Often I get caught for doing that and receive a punishment. This also happened to Tom. This makes the book fun and amusing. Mark Twain is great at relating the book to the reader. This skill forces the reader to relate and enjoy the book. I have loved Tom Sawyer so far.