Around the World in 80 Days Book Review


Arjun P., Editor-In-Chief

In the book, Around the World In 80 days, a man named Phileas Fogg bets people in the club he is in 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days. This might seem easy in this period of time, but during that period of time in the 1800’s, he could not travel by plane.

Around the World in the 80 Days was a great adventurous book.  I liked all of the many twists and turns in the plot. My favorite part occurs when Passerpourtout joins the long-nose performance.  Also, I liked the setting of the book because Phileas Fogg travels around the world.  It would be fun to travel like this.  This book doesn’t have any parts I didn’t like.

In the beginning of the book, Phileas Fogg hires a new servant, Passerpourtout. Phileas Fogg hires him because his last servant got fired for bringing his shaving water at the wrong temperature. Phileas Fogg is a member of the Reform Club, which is club where all the members are rich. Even though he is very rich, no one knows where Phileas Fogg got his riches.

In the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg and the other members talk about a recent bank robbery. Phileas Fogg says the world has gotten smaller and someone could most easily escape. They then talk about how fast people can go around the world when Phileas Fogg bets that he could do it in 80 days.  When Phileas first makes the bet, he thinks it will be very easy. However, he didn’t account all the delays he might have. Also, because Phileas seems to be running away from London, and had become rich for an unknown reason, the police suspect him to be the robber who took the money from the bank. Now with the police chasing him, and with all the unexpected delays, do you think Phileas Fogg can win the bet?

Read Around the World in 80 Days to find out!