Review of:  The Hobbit, by J.R.R. TolkienHobbit_cover

Reviewed by:  Jalen

It all started with a ‘good morning’ from Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit. Hobbits are short, pure, joyful creatures from Middle Earth who also have huge hairy feet. Let us get back to the point. Bilbo, unaware what was about to happen, invited Gandalf the Grey to tea. When the next day arrived, a dwarf knocked on his door.  “Dwalin at your service,” said the dwarf; then 12 more dwarfs arrived, along with Gandalf, and they started to raid his pantry. After their great feast, Gandalf announced Bilbo would be the 14th member of the party, and he would also be the party’s burglar. Thorin, the leader of the dwarfs, wants to avenge his father because Smaug the great fierce dragon stole the Lonely Mountain, his ancestor’s home where enough riches await for thousands of men.

Their adventure gets a giant twist when Goblins capture all of them, but Bilbo fell down the caves of the Goblins and ended up with the fish-like Gollum. Gollum is the jealous keeper of a ring that can turn you invisible and he lives on a slimy island deep in the mountain. Bilbo, very frightened by this creature, found his ring and put it on and began to sprint towards the exit. Soon after he escaped, he caught back up to the dwarfs, but sadly they left Gandalf when they entered Mirkwood . After a while they ran out of food and were taken away by enormous spiders; but Bilbo pulls himself together and leads them in their escape from the spiders.  Next, the elves of Mirkwood imprison the dwarfs, but Bilbo lead them out of there too!  Then they manage to scare Smaug out of his bed of jewels, but even after Smaug’s death, the five armies are now at war for control of the Lonely Mountain. Can little Bilbo stop this war ?

Unbelievable does not even begin to describe the wonderful novel The Hobbit. I  enjoy reading medieval genres, so I bet that is one reason I adored this tremendous novel. My favorite part in the story is when Bilbo meets Gollum, the slimy entreating creature who used to be a Hobbit, but the ring consumed him in darkness. Two reasons I enjoyed reading about Gollum is he alwayss addss sssss to every thing and he always says preciousss.  He does this because he has two personalities.

I supremely recommend The Hobbit because J.R.R. Tolkein’s description about the creatures.  His unique style of writing mixes Old English and Hobbit’s ways of speaking. The age which this style of writing was meant for is 11 and up. Now The Hobbit should be on your number 1 spot to read this summer!