Q: What is Finn: a novel?

Finn: a novel is a modern telling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but with girls as protagonists instead of boys.

Q: What do you mean by a "modern telling?"

I did my best to represent the central themes of Huckleberry Finn, but in a modern setting. For instance, one of the main themes of Twain’s novel is the tension between wilderness and civilization, both in the American landscape and in the character of Huck himself. I think that Twain conceived of the Mississippi River as the dividing line between the Wild West and the "civilized East," which is why the journey of the novel is down that river. While Huck wrestles with his conscience about his friend, the slave Jim, he happens to be floating down a river which represents a sort of similar dividing line in the American psyche.