Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne

The classic book A Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne, was a book I wouldn't mind reading again. The plot introduces 3 men who want to see what no mortal has seen before, and take a journey to the center of the Earth. It was a great book mainly because of the plot and the action it had in it. As the men progress deeper, they encounter more and more problems, and start to doubt whether or not they should have done this. My favorite part of the book was how it ends, but I don't want to give it away. There were a lot of interesting things in it, like how they used an eruption of hot water to bathe for the first time in weeks. The book also had some laughs in it, and I would recommend it to either a very good young reader or somebody that is at least 12, because the dialogue at times can get confusing, and the vocabulary that is used is somewhat complex. I personally give it a 4 out of 5, and the only exception was that it was just a bit too short and the ending ruined the concept. However, it was a great book in the sense of an action novel, and anybody interested in humans reaching the core of Earth should read this book.

- Reviewed by Gamer, grade 9.