Why you should read “The Hobbit”

The Hobbit is a timeless classic that takes you on a great adventure.


Shown are silhouettes of all of the main characters in the book. Via google images

Chris Smith, Reporter

The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a children’s book written in 1932. The book popularized adventure stories and brought children’s books out of the expectations of being small, boring, quick-read books.

Tolkien gives the reader a sense of adventure that leaves you on the edge of your seat, hastily reading page after page to find out what happens to Bilbo next.

J.R.R. Tolkien is an amazing author who includes great details to enhance the experience; Tolkien spent a great part of his life working on his vision of Middle Earth. His stories will bring you on a journey that you will never forget.  

The Hobbit teaches its reader important life lessons throughout the story. For example, when Thorin Oakensheild dies, he says to Bilbo, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” The Hobbit is a story that has prevailed through time, teaches life lessons, and can allow you to escape to Middle Earth.