How would someone who lived nearly two centuries ago wake up in America today? What if that someone was the legendary Huckleberry Finn? Huck struggled with the social rules of his own time period, so how is he going to handle 21st century technology and transportation?
At the end of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, readers find Huckleberry choosing between living his life and following the rules set by his Aunt Sally or fleeing to Apache territory.
Naturally, Huck chooses the easiest and explores the American Southwest region. You quickly discover that you don’t enjoy hot climates.
Seizing an unusual opportunity, Huck invests his money and himself on an expedition to the Arctic.
During this time, there were no successful Arctic explorations. The expedition wrecks their ship and the survivors make their camp on a glacier. When exploring the area, the last thing Huck remembers is falling through the ice.
Huck wakes up about 170 years later on a table connected to various tubes and wires. A science team has completely thawed and revived this teenager. As medical staff dream of how this remarkable feat will change their lives, Huck dreams of his freedom and feels confined and imprisoned.
However, scientists are unaware of Huckleberry Finn’s natural abilities. Huck has never handled rules and regulations in his own time. Now it is likely that a medical team wants to continue studying it.
While moving Huck by train, he manages to escape. Life has given him a second chance and he plans to take it.
How does someone 170 years old hide in the past? If anyone can succeed in this endeavor, it would be Huckleberry Finn.
Huck quickly discovers that the world has changed during its freezing. Used to being extremely self-sufficient, survival is not difficult for Huck as he knows how to camp, fish, hunt, and live in the wild. How will it stay hidden? How will he fit in?
One of the first lessons Huck must learn is that 21st century people wear shoes when in public.
Huck watches three boys playing “rounds,” which is similar to the game of softball. Once Huck asks to join the game, he quickly learns that life in the 21st century is quite different from everyday life in the 19th century.
Huck knows the medical team will be looking for him. This makes it suitable for this century so that it does not seem any different. Also, he now calls himself Mark Finn.
Dealing with cell phones, high-definition flat screens, cars, and the lives of teenage boys in today’s world comes as a total shock to Huckleberry. For the never nervous Huckleberry Finn of the 19th century, this is a challenge he fully understands.
Will he be recaptured and for the rest of his life will he be studied as a medical experiment? How will he get along with today’s teens? 21st Century Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful friendship adventure.