Book Review: The Hobbit

photo_5653_0-5I wasn’t too thrilled about reading the Hobbit. It was required in my literature class though, so I started it. And when I did, I was swept up into the exciting adventure right away!


Bilbo Baggins likes the quiet life, but when a mysterious wizard and a band dwarves show up, his whole life changes. Suddenly, he’s far from home fighting orcs, running from wolves, and getting caught up in all sorts of dangerous perils. Will he have to fight the deathly dragon, Smaug alone? Will he and all of his friends return home safely? Find out in this thrilling fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien!

Why I Liked It:

I think that my favorite part of the book was in the first chapter. Here, Bilbo meets the wizard and calls out a friendly good morning.

The wizard then replies by saying, “What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” Later, Bilbo says the phrase again, this time meaning “go away”, and the wizard laughingly comments on how many ways he uses it.

I also liked the book because Bilbo and I are somewhat similar. He gets frightened of  scary new things like me, but also sometimes likes things more than he thought he would. He’s timid but a little braver than he thinks.


If you are like I was-skeptical of this book- I must assure you that it really is great. I think I would rate it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars because of the ending, which left me feeling kind of…sad, and sort of hungry for more. But I guess that’s good writing! 🙂 Tolkien threads humor, adventure, and fantasy all int0 one book. But sometimes it takes seeing that amazingness for yourself, so I’ve copied the link to Amazon’s preview of the book. Take a look and tell me what you think! Enjoy!

Hobbit Book Preview



10 thoughts on “Book Review: The Hobbit

  1. Cale N' Beans says:

    I have seen the LOTR movies and they are really good; however I have not read the books. i’ve heard they are very different from the movies, but that doesn’t make me not want to read them.I will read them sometime soon.


  2. Daddy says:

    Allison–there is good news! The Hobbit is just the beginning. There is a three-book series (originally written as one book) that Tolkien wrote called The Lord of the Rings. You will probably love it just as much, maybe more. Personally, I liked LOTR much better than The Hobbit.

    I agree with you that you and Bilbo are similar. But your feet are less hairy. And you might be taller.

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  3. Rayne says:

    I have read The Hobbit, and I know that you speak truth! It is a captivating story. I love your statement: Tolkien threads humor, adventure, and fantasy all into one book. I think that comment should be placed on the cover page of The Hobbit. 🙂

    “Tolkien threads humor, adventure, and fantasy all into one book.”
    – Allison J. Segalini, author of The Time Travel series

    I love how you explain why you feel like Bilbo Baggins relates to you. You are officially the master of book reports! ❤

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