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Book Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

My English class read The Hobbit last semester and went to see the movie last Monday. It was a delightful book, full of adventure and mystery. I liked the songs included in it, especially the dwarf song. My favorite characters are Kili, Fili, Gandalf, and Gollum. Tolkien is an amazing writer; he really captivates his readers. Two of my favorite quotes in this book come from Chapter One, and they are both said by Mr. Bilbo Baggins:

“We are plain, quiet folk with no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”

“Tell me what you want done and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of the East and fight the Wild Were-worms in the Last Desert.”

To quote the book, Bilbo’s “Tookishness” is winning out in the latter statement. However, the former statement is spoken like a true hobbit.

Overall, it was a great book and I recommend it to all ages.

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