fellowshioReview of: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Reviewed by Lucas

It all started on Bilbo Baggin’s eleventy-first birthday; that was the day Bilbo left Hobbiton. Years later Frodo left Hobbiton too. The difference between the two hobbits is that Bilbo wanted adventure, and Frodo had the “One Ring.” Frodo had to destroy the corrupt ring so Sauron could not have it and rule Middle-Earth. He knew this because it had the writing on it:.

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”

Frodo left Hobbiton with Sam, Merry, and Pippin, and went through the Old Forest to the village of Bree. That night they were attacked by shadows, also known as Black Riders, so they left the next day with a man named Aragorn, also known as Strider. They headed for Wreathtop and were attacked by the Black Riders again! This time they poisoned Frodo by stabbing Frodo with a black blade. Later the hobbits and Strider met an elf who gave Frodo a horse and told him to ride for Rivendell, where the elves live, but the shadows pursued and caught up to him. Somehow Frodo made it to Rivendell, and he reunited with his friends.  In Rivendell, the Fellowship of the ring was formed:  Gandalf the wizard, Aragorn the ranger, Boromir the warrior, Gimli the dwarf, Legolas the elf, and the four hobbits. They all started out on a quest to destroy the precious ring in the fires of Mount Doom!

They headed to the Mountain, because it was in their path, but snow came down as hard as rain. Finally, they decided to go under the mountain and, through the Mines of Moria, instead of trudging through the blizzard. At last, they made it into the mines. Sadly they did not all make it out for they were attacked on their journey through, and Gandalf fell off a bridge. The rest of them ran for the woods of Lothlórien, where other elves lived. The elves helped them on their journey by giving them gifts and boats to help keep them safe. The Fellowship then left in boats, continuing to Mt. Doom to destroy the precious ring. Will Frodo destroy it, or will Sauron rule Middle-Earth?

I loved the Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. He did an unbelievable job writing The Lord of the Rings. I thought I was really there watching the story happen. Tolkien did an amazing job describing everything. This is the best book I’ve ever read. It was hard to put down because, it was full of action, but calm when needed. I was sad to be in reality again after reading about Middle Earth.  This is by far the greatest book I have read.

I believe others should read this novel because it’s exciting. If you like adventure or fantasy, you would love this book, but you should be at least in fifth grade. I think this because some parts are intense for younger people. It is also very long, and there are some slow parts you have to plow through.  Even so, I think others should read this book.