Book Reviews of The Hobbit

The Hobbit
The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN-13: 9780007156993
ISBN-10: 0007156995
Publication Date: 2/17/2003
Pages: 656
Edition: New Ed
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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I read this for the first time as an adult and will forever lament that I did not grow up with this story. I had seen the animated movie but thought I should start reading Tolkien at the beginning, so I picked up my dad's copy of The Silmarillion. Not a great choice for me at ~10 years old, as I was used to reading Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary at that time. I didn't try Tolkien again until I was an adult and looked over my husband's illustrated copy of The Hobbit, gifted by his school-teacher aunt and uncle when he was a child. I have devoured JRRT's works since then. That's how good The Hobbit is.