The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Published: 2006 (First published 1937)
Source: School Library
I was honestly expecting a bit more from The Hobbit. It just sort of fell short of my expectations. Maybe it was because I was expecting it to be like Eragon because of the beginning? The dwarves, goblins, wizards, I couldn't help but think of Eragon! Even though it was quite different from Eragon, I still enjoyed The Hobbit, just not as much as I would've liked to.
Now, Bilbo, the hobbit himself was an interesting character to follow. I mean, at first he was the one that couldn't even climb up a tree without help, and the one who kind of slowed the group of travellers down. But later on, he grew to be a brave hobbit and accomplished a lot of things that his old self wouldn't have done. I especially liked the dwarves (by the way, my computer is saying that "dwarves" isn't a word, and should be corrected to wharves..) because each of them had a characteristic that you could remember them by. One was fat, two could make excellent fires, two of them the youngest, and one was a great guard. The others weren't mentioned as much, but it didn't bother me.
The wizard in here, Gandalf, was said to have accomplished a lot and was a great wizard himself. But I just thought that he wasn't the best wizard. A lot of the times, I thought he could use his magic in some way to actually HELP. I mean, I get that he did save the hobbit and the dwarves quite a few times, but honestly, I just wanted to scream "HOW ARE YOU EVEN A WIZARD?" I expected so much more from him. -shakes my head-
Overall, I liked the book, and I think anyone who is a fan of fantasy should read it. Just don't expect it to be like Eragon, maybe that's why I didn't like it as much as I would have. Who knows...