Book Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

Book Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS

 

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

Review: I don’t read a lot of children’s books but, being a Lord of the rings fanatic and the movie coming out, I thought I have to read this book.

I do believe that it is indeed a children’s book, it feels like a children’s book but it doesn’t feel like the writer was talking down to children. I did love how the fantasy elements provided such creativity into this world and allow children to explore that. The villain is basic, a dragon who stole the dwarves gold that they want it back, but the thing is, it’s a children’s book after all

Ending was sorta sad though, after the battle

As someone who loves Lord of the rings, I did love looking into Bilbo’s character and read about his character prior finding the ring and after that before thinking about the changes he went through up until the Lord of the Rings books started

Audience: Children and adults will be able to enjoy this book

Rating: 

Review Written by: Fatma Al Bannai

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