- Creator Backlash: Twain wasn't very fond of the story in later years. He preferred Huckleberry Finn.
- Magnum Opus Dissonance: Tom Sawyer (and Huckleberry Finn) are fine children's books, but they make Twain seem like an average, somewhat boring to adults children's author. That's because they were very early works of his. Most of his later works are absolutely hilarious short stories aimed at an older audience, and they go largely unknown (at least outside of the United States) because everyone associates Tom Sawyer with him.
- No Export for You: The Square game never made it out of Japan due to the unfortunate Values Dissonance when visually depicting the African American character Jim with Blackface.
Trivia / The Adventures of Tom Sawyer