Published in September 1937 is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is also considered a children’s book, allowing it to win the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. Published four times throughout the years and reprinted many times by many publishers, The Hobbit is recognized as a classic in children’s literature.
The tale follows a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. He is a very calm hobbit that doesn’t seek adventure, but one day, adventure knocks at his door. Leaving with thirteen dwarves and a wizard, Bilbo travels many miles and lives through many perils, finding a magic invisibility ring on the way, only to end up in a mountain with a dragon surrounded by the dwarves’ treasure.
I was told I would have a hard time adjusting to the style of writing of The Hobbit since I read The Lord of the Rings first, but I didn’t have a hard time adjusting and I actually found this book easier to read than the others. The Hobbit was more storytelling and had way less description than The Lord of the Rings. Instead of having a really slow beat to the story because you keep pausing it to describe the scenery, you had a fast beat but you could still imagine the surroundings properly. The story was much more comical as well and more light hearted. There were parts of extreme danger, but there were so many jokes and songs that you didn’t feel the heaviness of the situations. Overall, I really enjoyed the tale and can now truly call myself a fan of this universe.
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤