Thursday, January 1, 2009

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

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
Author: John Ronald Reul Tolkien
Review by Lauren Tatum, 12 years old
September 15, 2003

The Hobbit takes place in the Middle Ages during the Thrid Age. The main character and hero in this story is Bilbo Baggins. The other main characters are Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, the Dwarves, Elrond, Beorn, and King Bard.

The conflict was when Gandalf convinced Bilbo, a hobbit from the peaceful and quiet Shire, to lands beyond the Misty Mountains to where he may not return. The climax was when Biblo found the Ring, they killed Smaug the dragon, and when the Free People fought a battle against the goblins.

My favorite character was Bilbo, because he was brave and reading about him reminds us that even small people can do great things. I love books like this. It is not as good as The Lord of the Rings. But it is still very goofd and the best part is that it is easy enough that children can read it, to. J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author. There is not much I dislike in his books. I recommend this book for everyone to enjoy. Especially people who enjoy reading fantasy and old classic books.

"There are very few works of genius' in recent literature. This is one." -- The Nation

Other Books J.R.R. Tolkien Wrote

The Silmarillion
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

PLUS:
18 Short Stories

Adwards won: International Fantasy adward, 1957 Royal Society of Literature Benson medal, 1966 Foreign Book prizee, 1973 World Science Fiction Convention Gandalf adward, 1974 Hugo adward, 1978
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