Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Series: The Lord of the Rings
Review by: CL5 Willyum
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This book is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is undoubtedly the author's most famous work. J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the 20th Century's best loved writers. He lived from 1892-1973.
This book starts out in a hobbit hole, in the town of Hobbiton. A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins lives in this hobbit hole. Bilbo, like many other hobbits, enjoys eating bacon, smoking tobacco, and sleeping. They also enjoy having visitors. But one day, Bilbo recieves many more visitors than he expects.
Gandalf the Wizard, one of Bilbo's friends, arrives. Then Dwalin, a dwarf, followed by Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Ori, Nori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and finally, Thorin. Bilbo is chosen to be the burglar of the journey. These 15 set out on an quest to find a large sum of gold and riches, gaurded by a dragon named Smaug, who lives in a mountain. Before they get there, the 15 must brave through the worst. Goblins, Trolls, Wolves, Eagles, Elves, the elements, and hunger. It's a quest that involves high risk, but if they reach their goal, they will be filthy rich.
This is one of the best books I have read. I really enjoyed this book. It involved sacrifice, character, leadership, and perseverance to reach a goal. It's beautifully written with ups and downs, and anyone can enjoy this book. Anyone who loves adventure should look no further than the Lord of the Rings series.
Title: The Hobbit