Books: Ballad of Huck & Miguel by. Tim Deroche

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Guess what? I finished another book and decided to read something out of order.

Title: The Ballad of Huck & Miguel
Author: Tim DeRoche

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinion of the lead writer of this blog! Please respect what she says about this book!

Description: In this re-telling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we see young Huck being placed into our modern world in this spin from Deroche. He gets chased by his psychotic father, Pap, after meeting an illegal Mexican immigrant by the name of Miguel and have to travel down a river through rainy and calm nights in order to dodge his father and anyone who thinks Miguel is accused of murder when he’s not. These two have to survive the the trip so Miguel could be free and form a bond along the way.

Thoughts: I admit I never read the original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn but I remembered the classic characters of Tom and Huck that Mark Twain had created all those years ago. I still remember from middle school where I had to see a video where a girl skipped a class and had to watch a scene with a Mark Twain actor and a scene of Huck and Tom to guess the different vocab terms that went with Twain’s stuff, even Onomatopoeia as an example. I still remember Hey Arnold! With that spelling bee.

I did like this book a lot since it gave Huck Finn a modern twist and made it more interesting in how it was written. I did find it entertaining how Deroche wrote the book in Huck’s words as in jumbled spelling and misspelled since it shown that he was a boy out of school traveling with his dad across the U. S. to get to California.

What did I love about the book was how Huck and Miguel have traveled along the river in order to be free. I knew they would be great friends at first when Huck was brought to Mrs. Watson’s place and how’d he preferred to be around Miguel over the two women even when he was taking care of Carolina with Miguel. I did find how they saved each other, Miguel saving Huck from his dad at first and keeping him protected during the other times they were found by Mr. Finn, and how Huck had to get the anti-venom to help Miguel when he got bitten by a rattlesnake when it was found inside a blanket on their raft. It shows how much their bond has not only gotten stronger but shown that they can’t be separated. Heck, especially when Tom Sawyer was added in again the friendship still blossomed between Tom and Huck. I wished there were more of Tom since Mark Twain always paired them up together in a lot of adventures. Who knows, maybe a sequel in the works to show the newer adventures of Huck and Tom since it is set in modern times and who knows what kinds of things they could get into in this kind of era?

Rating: 5 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! This modern re-telling kept the spirit of the original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that twain had told and can see how people still loved it to this day. Knowing when people were to read this book they would still feel that same free spirit that Huck had felt during his time traveling even with Miguel. Now hoping to see a sequel to have Tom more in the story since we got to see how Huck got to Los Angeles and to see what else can happen to the two. Apparently, there is going to be a movie version of this book and I can’t wait to see how it gets portrayed with this kind of telling. Still a great book and it gets my “Star Paw Print of Approval!”

Well, that is it for this review! I will include a link to the book for you guys to check out and I do recommend as a great read! I am reading more of The Ballad of Huck & Miguel on AmazonSiege Line so stay tuned for that review! Until next time!

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