Around the World in Eighty Days by jules verne
Phileas Fog is a rich Londoner who lives on his own. Despite his wealth Phileas lives a quite modest lifestyle. However the one luxury he does allow himself is a man-servant (the loyal and recently hired Passeportue) as well as being a member of an elite gentlemen s club in London Phileas said to his fellow members of the club that he would be able to circumnavigate the world in eighty days, his fellow members were very determined to test how strong he was on his position so they bet him 20000 pounds which is around 2,000,000 pounds in today’s money. Phileas was very quick to agree to this wager and left immediately. Through out this book we see Phileas deal with missed appointments, a determined police officer who believes that Phileas is a criminal and the pressure of possibly failing this wager.
This book is amazing it was written over a century ago yet it is still incredibly easy to understand as the terminology is simple and incredibly effective at getting the story and plot across fluidly. This book is light and enjoyable, unlike most books of that era which have become stuffy and quite challenging to understand. This book has improved with age and it shows us why Jules Verne is regarded as one of the greatest fiction authors of all time and in my opinion possibly ever.
Teen Rating: An exciting read which is perfect for every age group. 3.5/5