I have liked every scene that the book has put in front of me but, my favorite scene would have to be in chapter 7. Tom's teacher now places Tom next to Joe Harper. After trying to study for a while, Tom finally gives up and he and Joe play with the tick, each trying to keep the bug on his side of the desk by hitting it with with a pin. Tom and Joe begin bickering midway through the game and, the teacher again appears behind Tom, this time to deliver a trouncing to the boys.
This scene was described vividly and painting a portrait the readers mind. It made you feel like you were a student in that classroom, sitting right by Tom. "It seemed to him that the noon recess would never come. The air was utterly dead. There was not a breath stirring. It was the sleepiest of sleepy days. The drowsing murmur of the five and twenty studying scholars soothed the soul like the spell that is in the murmur of bees.” This sentence set the scene and drew me in, wanting to read more. This type of descriptive writing went on throughout the chapter, whole pages about the description of characters, the scene and dialogue.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become".
-C. S. Lewis