The Hobbit: By J.R.R Tolkien

Posted January 16th, 2011 by Jordan

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Short Summary:

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.

Critical Review:

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.


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9 Responses to “The Hobbit: By J.R.R Tolkien”

  1. Mallorie Sander

    Awesome Job!!! Makaelyn you did great!!!!

  2. Mallorie Sander

    never mind whoever this is

  3. Rose

    I know what you mean about Tolkien surprising his readers; there are a few points in the book that just really shocked me. It’s interesting to think about what would have happened in the later books had Bilbo not gone on his grand adventure!

  4. Amara

    This is a good book, and everything in the review is helpful, however, it is very very hard to understand and wouldn’t be a good read for children unless parents walked them through it, in my opinion.

  5. Josh

    I agree Amara, but i don’t think that this website is limited to just “Children’s” books. I am under the impression ranging from children to young adult. Plus by reading others it sounds as if it is not just for children around 3-6 years of age. But the review was helpful indeed.

  6. heidi

    I love this book C: This site is definately not limited to children’s books. Either way “The Hobbit” is a good middle school level book especailly if you’re child has a higher reading lever like my little brother does. I read this with my older sister in 7th grade.

  7. Dennis Loren

    Very wise of New Zealand to agree to host Peter Jackson’s filming of The Hobbit. That’ll pay for more than a few ‘comfortable burrows’ :-)

  8. Corrin Mehalic

    I sort of disagree but I can see you made your point well.

  9. Risteard Plunkett

    Hi, as a big Hobbit fan, I can’t wait for the Hobbit movies. Especially loved the album of the trilogy, and then found this on iTunes. The Hobbit – A Cinematic Journey. It’s very like the music from the films, even has a bit of ‘The Omen’ about it.

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