Book: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Rating: 4.75 out of 5
20,000 Leagues of the Sea is a book that was written by Jules Verne. The story is about a natural history professor named Professor Arronax who embarks on a journey to find something which many people believe to be a sea monster. However, he, along with his servant and friend, discover that the “monster” is actually a submarine known as the Nautilus, built by a Captain Nemo. Professor Arronax, along with Conseil, his servant, and Ned, his friend, discover that there is more to the sea than what meets the eye.
The book had many different traits. Although it was mostly scientifical, there were some adventurous parts, such as when the professor and the captain faced the shark. There were some scary parts in it, like when they faced a whirlpool. There were some strange but unique parts in there too. One such event happened when a member of Captain Nemo’s crew passed on, the other crew members buried him in a “coral cemetery” under the sea. The captain believed that it would keep him away from men and sharks.
I really liked this book. I believed it to be interesting. The reason I gave it a 4.75 out of 5 was because I was amazed by Captain Nemo’s heroic nature, such as when he saved a diver from a shark. Two ways it could have been better was if Captain Nemo told the others what his secret language was and what happened to his family. I felt like there were a bit too many mysteries. Other than that, I liked this book because of its different traits and I recommend it for people my age. I think teens will like it for the exact same reasons as I do and hopefully for many more.