This book easily has a place on my favorites of 2015 list and the year has barely even started; the Hobbit is an enchanting tale that easily sucked me into its world of classic creatures, such as dwarfs and elves, and an introduction of unfamiliar two to four feet creatures called hobbits. It was painful to put down, with a new adventure in each chapter.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien deserves all the praise that it gets. The story begins with a short and interesting history of the main character, along with descriptions of hobbits in general.
This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of the Hill for time out of mind, and most people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything expected...
They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards. There is little or no magic about them..
This story is a classic fantasy adventure, the type of book that brings a nostalgic feeling and a breath of fresh air into me after reading mostly young adult fiction; the plot follows a dangerous quest to hunt down a dragon that has stolen the dwarfs' hoard of gold-a mountain of treasure that not only belongs to them, but their ancestors as well.
Though there is some old English that may or may not be hard to follow, the book isn't flooded with them and is pretty easy to get used to. There are somewhat long descriptions, but each of them feel necessary and helps you dive into this world of mythical creatures.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a really good fantasy novel (especially children) because of its magical atmosphere, well-developed characters, and entertaining plot.
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