As long as you realize that this is fundamentally an opinion question with no "right" or "wrong" answer, I am happy to share my thoughts! I suppose in the numerous times I have read this episodic novel, I have begun to rate Tom's different adventures in my mind. There are many things that are "good" about this famous book by Mark Twain, but my absolute favorite part is probably the most famous scene of trickery in all of American Literature: where Tom Sawyer convinces his friends to whitewash the fence. Aunt Polly's fence needs whitewashing (a dull and thankless job), and Tom is determined NOT to do this task. Therefore, he uses his wit and his skill of persuasion to convince the local miscreants of the town that whitewashing a fence is the most fun in the world! Tom is so very good at his art of persuasion that the boys do the work AND give up their biggest treasures to do so. Aunt Polly is so pleased with Tom's "work" on the fence, that she rewards Tom! What a hoot!