by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hi! Have you ever been on an adventure? Well, Bilbo Baggins has. He’s a Hobbit and he used to not like adventure at all. It all started at his little hobbit hole. One day, the Great Gandalf came knocking at Mr. Baggins' door. They had a conversation, though it was not very pleasant, and it ended with Mr. Bilbo Baggins shutting the door on Gandalf’s face. But before Gandalf left, he wrote a mark on the door with his staff and that mark started everything. That afternoon at tea time, he had a number of dwarves knock on his door and they seemed to know each other. Last of all came Gandalf. They all said that they were there for an important meeting and Bilbo was their chosen burglar. The two people who seemed to be in charge were Thorin and Gandalf. Thorin was a descendent of the king under the mountain and he wanted his gold back. At once, they all started traveling.
During the two weeks that they traveled it was cold and dreary. Bilbo was wishing to go back home, when all of a sudden, they saw a fire up ahead. They sent Bilbo to investigate since he was their hobbit. It turned out to be a campfire for some trolls, and if you don’t know already, trolls are nasty creatures that eat anything, like dwarves and hobbits. Bilbo, determined to prove himself a burglar to the rest, tried to pick the goblin’s pocket, but got caught in the act. He was tied up when the dwarves came to help him. They set Bilbo free and fought against the trolls. At last, Gandalf appeared, and he split open two rocks. Because if trolls see the light of day, they are turned to stone.
They had many other adventures along the way. Will Bilbo Baggins become the adventurer that Gandalf sees in him, or will he always be plain old Bilbo Baggins? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who take it to the very end. At first, I didn’t really like the book, but once it started getting exciting, I loved it!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were a few scary parts in the book, but none were too scary.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
Zero, none, nada yucky, lovey stuff!
I give this book 5 wands.
It was a little hard to get into, but once you started getting interested in the adventures that Bilbo Baggins has, you will really get into it.