submitted by KateTopham on July 11, 2011, 10:44 pm
In this prequel, to the Lord of the Rings series, J.R.R. Tolkien takes the reader on a marvelous journey that introduces the world of Middle-Earth. It is a great way to introduce younger readers to Tolkien's style, as the later books may be harder for them to get through. It is also a very good read before the complete Lord of the Rings series, as it is referenced many times.
I would highly reccommend it. Although Tolkien can be difficault to get through in some places, it is very rewarding.
I read The Hobbit a few years ago in high school, and it was quite enjoyable. Tolkien invites us into a very charming and imaginative world, and the adventures of the characters should be interesting to adults and children alike. Tolkien does have a more wordy style and includes lots of songs/poems that do not necessarily further the plot. Some people love them, so people don't. Personally, I found them charming, though I could have done without a couple.