The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

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  1. Chandler C. Says:

    Summary:
    In the story The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins is sent on an adventure with thirteen dwarves and his good friend Gandalf to a mountain with a fortune of treasure. However where there is treasure, there is a dragon guarding it. This is a huge commitment for Bilbo, who does nothing but hang around his village. On their journey they run into orks, Gollum (where Bilbo finds a magic ring), giants, and giant spiders. Once they navigate through these horrid obstacles, they are faced with Smaug the dragon. Read the book and find out what happens next.

    Evaluation:
    Out of all the books I have read this has to be one of the greatest. Although Tolkien originally wrote this story for his children, I found it fitting for teens and adults. Many of Tolkien’s other books like The Lord of the Rings trilogy I found, honestly, hard to read through because of the long and monotonous descriptive sections. Not to say they weren’t good books, however it was much harder for me to stay focused with them. The Hobbit kept me intrigued throughout the book with a variety of methods like the characters cheating death time after time and the literary artwork Tolkien paints in your mind’s eye.

  2. Bailey M. Says:

    Summary: The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, and is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo has a very calm life until Gandalf, a wizard, introduces 13 dwarves for dinner. Gandalf asks him to be a thief for them, in order to steal a dragon’s treasure. Bilbo has to make a very important decision. After a night’s rest, Bilbo decides to go with them. Throughout their adventure, they encounter many creatures, big and little. They also encountered a group of blood thirsty orcs that chased them for a long time. The group faced certain death until some Elvish friends showed up and saved them.

    Evaluation: I liked this book a lot; I was still reading it when the movie came out, and when I went to watch it, I knew what was going on. It also made me appreciate the book even more. My favorite part was when they were in the mountains, and the mountains started fighting, it really painted a picture in your mind.

    I rate it 4.5/5

    Recommendations: Street Pharm, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  3. Adam P. Says:

    Summary: A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins leads a simple life, until Gandalf shows up unexpectedly with some dwarves, and announces that they are all embarking on a journey to slay a dragon that took some treasure from the dwarves’ ancestors. Many creatures and other obstacles attempt to deter them along the way. Will they make it to the treasure and take back what’s theirs?

    Evaluation: If you’ve read and enjoyed other Tolkien stuff, this is for you. As a Lord of the Rings fan, this is one of my favorite reads. I feel like it’s easy to create a visual in your head of what’s going on.

    Rating: 4 stars.

    Recommendations: The rest of the LotR series, Fahrenheit 451, Of Mice and Men.

  4. Garrett W. Says:

    Summary: This book starts with a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins who lives in an underground house in the the hafling town of Bag End, a very nice hobbit hole near Hobbiton. This is until a wizard named Gandalf brings over dwarves for a party…unannounced. They figure to take Bilbo on an epic journey, without his desire, that becomes rather risky. They encounter trolls, that, at one point nearly kill all of them for trying to steal supplies, but they trick them and get away. He soon gets hold of a ring from a creature called Gollum, and he later finds its power. After many more quarrels and challenges they reach what they’ve been searching for. They procceed into the Lonely Mountain. There Bilbo helped them retrieve their treasure from the dragon Smaug. After it burns a town, an archer finally kills it to rid the city of its nusance. Once the treasure is finally gathered. Bilbo and Gandalf travel back to the Bag End, where Hobbits now dislike Bilbo and presumed him, falsely, to be dead. Bilbo is proud of what he did despite what others think, and a future begins.

    Evaluation: I can’t wait for the movie to come out, since I’ve always been a fan of the Lord of the Rings legendarium.

    Recommendations: Hunger Games Trilogy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Fellowship, Two Towers, and Return of The King

  5. Owen J. Says:

    Summary: A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins lived peacefully underground in his crafty house until a wizard named Gandalf brings over dwarves for a party, nearly unannounced. They decide to take Bilbo on a journey, without his desire, that becomes rather risky. They run into trolls at one point that nearly kill all of them for trying to steal supplies, but they trick them and get away. He obtains a ring that a gross creature called Gollum had misplaced that makes him disappear. After many more great challenges, they arrive at their destination. Bilbo goes into the mountain, where the treasure that they have been looking for all along is, and angers the defending dragon, sending it out of the mountain on a rampage. An archer later shoots it after it burns up their whole town. After gathering the treasure, Bilbo and Gandalf head back to the Hobbit town, where Hobbits now dislike Bilbo and presumed him to be dead, falsely. Bilbo is proud of what he did despite what others think and a future begins.

    Evaluation: This book was a little hard for me to read, but I did enjoy it. Led Zeppelin seemed to like this book, so I thought I would too, which I did. It was pretty long though and maybe too sophisticated for me, but it was worth reading, and I would recommend it to someone who has time on their hands. Classic book.

    Rating: 3/5

    Recommendations: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Fellowship of the Ring, Looking for Alaska, South, Hatchet, Border Songs.

  6. Ben L. Says:

    The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings series. The main character is a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo has a relaxed life until a friend named Gandalf introduces him to 13 dwarves. Then they leave on an adventure to slay a dragon and steal its treasure. They soon are faced with many challenges along the way.

    Evaluation: I really liked this book! A must read for Lord of the Rings fans.

    Other Recommendations: The Hunger Games, Of Mice and Men, The Lightning Thief

  7. Trip J. Says:

    Summary: The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord Of The Ring series, featuring a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo, like most hobbits leads a very calm, simple life of eating and relaxing until his friend, Gandalf introduces him to 13 dwarves and he leaves on an adventure to slay a dragon and steal its treasure. On the way there they meet many challenges, such as trolls, orcs, giant spiders, dragons, and wolves. Not soon after they depart they ride into a camp of two giants who attack them, and they have to kill the giants and take their treasure. On the way to the dragon they decide to take a pass through the Misty Mountain caves, while inside they get attacked by orcs and Bilbo is separated from Gandalf and the dwarves. While separated he meets a insane hermit named Golumn/Smeagle and after a riddle game, steals a magic ring that allows him to turn invisible. After saving the others from the orcs they go on their way. The next big challenge they encounter is a giant forest filled with deadly beasts, including giant spiders witch nearly kill them all. In the center of the forest they find an Elfish castle and need to escape by hiding in barrels. Once the party finally reaches the dragon’s cave, the local town asks them to kill it. After that, they quickly agree. Do they kill the dragon and take the treasure? Read the book and find out!

    Evaluation: I really liked the book, and it is a definite must-read for any fans of the Lord of The Ring.

    Other Recommendations: The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Seven Realms Trilogy, and Little Brother

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