The way mark Twain writes this book is a bit frusturating. Mark Twain writes like the characters talk and half the time you have to concentrate hard on the thing they are saying to understand it. The story is based in the fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri between 1835 and 1845 when the first steam boat sailed down the Mississippi river. After the adventures of Huck and Tom in the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry is placed to live with Widow Doughlas and her sister Miss Watson who try to civilize Huck. Huckleberries only family is his drunk, abusive father who no one has seen for a long time. Somehow Hucks father finds him and takes him away from Miss Watson. Huckleberry's father keeps him with him in a small remote cabin in the woods, after a while Huck decided he needs to escape so he fakes his own death and gets away. Everyone thinking Huck was murdered blame it on Jim, who is Miss Watsons slave. So Jim runs away and meets Huck in the woods and that's how the adventure begins. Huckleberry helps Jim get to the free states where he doesn't have to be a slave anymore. This is a book that requires lots of concentration, Mark Twain was amazing in how he wrote this and I think everyone needs to read this classic tale.