Hi-Five: My Favorite Book

Around the world in 80 days

By Kuan-Wei

Around the world in 80 days is a realistic-fiction book by Jules Verne is publishes in 1873. This book have 252 pages and the intended age group is eleven annd up.The plot is that an Englishman, Phileas Fogg, bets 20,000 pounds against the members of the reform club to go around the world in 80 days. He takes his servant Passepartout with him. At different times, Passepartout messes up and delays the trip. There was also a Sioux attack in America.


Reasons why I like this book:

5.This book is very exciting. You don’t know if Phileas Fogg is going to win the bet oe not. There are also a lot of delays, but sometimes he’s ahead of time. If he loses the bet, then he’ll lose a looooooot of money (20,000 pounds)


  1. Detective Fix is trying to stop Phileas Fogg. Detective Fix is a police that thinks Phileas Fogg is a bank robber. (There was a bank robbery a few days before he left

London). This makes the book a bit confusing, because Phileas Fogg doesn’t actually know that Fix thinks he’s a bank robber.


  1. At first at India and Hong Kong, Fix wanted to delay the time so the arrest warrant could come in time. But, after they got to Japan and the U.S., Fix wanted to get everything out of Phileas Fogg’s way, since Japan and the U.S. aren’t British territory. Fix wants to get Phileas Fogg onto British territory as fast as possible. This makes it really cool, since it kind of makes everything turn around.


  1. The way Passepartout and Fix kind of fights is also fun to read. Fix pretends that he’s just a normal person going the same way, but Passepartout kind of knows that Fix is a detective, but he doesn’t know what kind he is, and thinks that Fix is spying for the members of the reform club


  1. There are a lot of parts that makes you think its exciting, the parts where everything gets delayed. I think these parts are one of the best in the book, since it will delay the time and the books gets even more interesting. At Hong Kong, Passepartout forgot to tell Phileas Fogg that the steamer for Yokohama, because Fix made him fall asleep by drugs. When on a train in U.S., there was a Sioux attack. This book is very absorbing, arresting, consuming, engaging, engrossing, enthralling,fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, riveting, or, you could say, awesome.

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