Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer by Andrew Joyce is a fantastic book. Most of us have read Mark Twain's stories about two young boys and their life in Hannibal, Missouri by the time we are in the sixth grade. What a rare treat it was for me to meet them again when I am old and gray. Andrew Joyce presented me with the chance of seeing two old friends and sharing their new lives.
Redemption opens as Tom and Huck are joining the Civil War to fight for the South they so love. It doesn't take long for them to realize the battlefield is not where they want to be and so starts the adult adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. They desert the army and head out West to see San Francisco. When they arrive, Tom makes plans to take a boat to China. Huck decides on wandering around until he finds a place to call home. Tom never makes it to China but does find a life for himself in Hawaii. Huck becomes a sheriff in several different towns before settling down in Redemption. Each have their own exciting activities before they once again meet up and share the life of the Wild West together, twelve years later.
Andrew Joyce is a genius in bringing two beloved characters back to life. Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer is destined to be a five star top seller. I was thrilled to have the opportunity of reuniting with two well-loved characters from my youth. I loved Tom and Huck then and I love them even more today as written about by the brilliant Andrew Joyce. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you for a few hours of wonderful reading.