Book: The Hobbit

Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R Tolkien

Series: The Lord of the Ring

This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected…
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day, to whisk him away on a journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…

My opinion:

So this book is a timeless classic. It has sold many millions (or even billions) since its publication back in 1937. The fact that it has a movie made on it just makes it seem more popular.

This book, when I first read it was not something that I was sure I would like. The print is relatively small and the number of pages is numerous. despite the wordiness of the book, it is something that makes an amazing read. A spellbinding page-turner, I had issues putting this book down once I had started (there go my classes once again).

While this book is a true fantasy book and takes you far away from reality and the norms that apply here. That being said, this book is still amazing in telling you things  are morally or ethically important without being preachy. Another thing this book does act as an eye opener. Bilbo, in the beginning, is a very laid-back and unambitious person. But as the book goes on, we learn -along with Bilbo- of traits he has possessed all along but have remained dormant till now. It’s a wonderful book about pushing boundaries, challenging yourself and finding out who you really are.

Ideal For:

This book can’t be read by those under the age of 13. Not because of themes or wild rated scenes but because of the length, time, and vocabulary. An ardent reader can read this at the age of thirteen (the limit is my opinion) but to take in everything you have to have an understanding that most don’t begin to develop till that age. If the reader is mature enough in thought then age doesn’t matter when reading this book

This book needs to be read all at once, it doesn’t matter where or when. But breaking this book can become difficult. Taking a break often breaks the continuity and will leave you slightly disoriented upon return. Each chapter is an adventure and often dropping the book means leaving in the middle of a raid.

Rating: 5 stars

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–As always, comment below to tell me what you think and whether or not you’ll read it…or have read it–


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