Uh, no. Tom Sawyer is a complete dismal failure. He could care less about Tom Sawyer, any of Tom's adventures, and has difficulty understanding much of the older language due to the style the book is written in. So back on the shelf you go, Tom. I'm sure in another year or so Tom Sawyer will be quite a welcomed bosom buddy, as for now, The Barracuda has chosen Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Talking animals are much more the speed of what The Spicy Barracuda is interested in right now and (in his words) he's "seen the movie." Oh goodness, movies over books this young? His English teachers are going to have their hands full when he is in high school!