What would you do if you made a bet that you will go around the world in 80 days before the time of airplanes, and ended up trying to save a woman who is about to be burned to death? Round the World in Eighty Days is a book that takes place in the late 1800s, written by Jules Verne about a very mysterious and rich man called Mr. Phileas Fogg who lives in England and makes a 1.6 million pound bet that he could go around the world in eighty days. Mr. Fogg travels around the world using steamer boats and railway trains, and ends up facing the worst of the worsts. The reason why I like this book is because of the thrilling and heart pounding situations I feel when reading it. These situations makes me feel thrilled, and my heart starts pounding because it draws me in, and make me want to read more and more and find out what is going to happen next. Another reason why I like this book is because of the mysteries it contains. All these mysteries I read about earlier in the book makes me question my self a lot and really makes me want to continue reading even further. Finally, the reason is because the reader gets to experience what it’s like to be in various parts of the world. Since Mr. Fogg and his servant Jean Passepartout go through an adventure in different parts of the world in all continents, we get to explore more and because of the thrilling type of language Jules uses, it’s almost as if you are inside the book with them. In conclusion, I recommend reading this book because every single element in the text is exciting and will pull you into the book and make you want to discover even further as you read. All this thrill you feel throughout the book is caused by Mr.Fogg’s risks he has taken and it indicates how danger all these risks are. The calmness and the confidence shown by Phileas Fogg may be the reason why he does not fail with the risks he take. The expression “hedge your bets” means that whatever risk you decided to take, think of how you can reduce the bad outcomes. After all, I think this book is about taking risks in life but think before you act and hedge your bets.