In the shire, a land in middle earth lies a hobbit. A hobbit named Biblo Baggins. Hobbits are small like children but they can live to be over 150 years old. This hobbit was quiet and minded his own until some dwarves visited him. Then after that, a Wizard named Gandalf came and told him of adventure. He told him of a dragon that guards a treasure, a treasure that filled a mountain. After much persuasion Bilbo decides to go on an adventure, that will give him a journey of a lifetime.
In this book Bilbo has unique attributes that make him a rather interesting character. He is not much for adventure, but he decides to go on one. He is not much for outsiders, but he lets the dwarves and the wizard stay for a while. J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite author and all his books are fantastic. What i like about this book is that its sets the beginning for the “The Lord of the Rings” series. Gandalf is a fun character, he is very wise as well. Tolkien puts so much vivid detail into the book, it really stirrs up your senses. He has a great writing technique that he uses in every book, the technique he uses is surprise. In all of his books he uses this, but it stands out a lot in this one. One minute you think you know whats going to happen, but Tolkien surprises you with the exact opposite! There are a few characters though, that were underdeveloped, but the great story makes up for it. This is a very exciting book and i recommend it to every preteen. My rating would be 3.9 out of 5 stars.