"The Hobbit"

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MY REVIEW OF the Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit, son of Belladonna Took. Hobbits are little people, smaller than dwarves and half our height. They love peace and quiet. They are very respectable people. Hobbits lived for peacefulness. We find that sleep is one of the few cherished joys of the hobbits. Things change as the journey requires Bilbo to mature into a full hero. Bilbo himself enjoyed sitting outside, smoking his wooden pipe and enjoying peace and quiet. Until one morning an unexpected guest visited Bilbo. It was an old man in a blue hat and gray coat, his name was Gandalf. Gandalf told Bilbo that he will be sent on an adventure. Bilbo not wanting any type of an adventure said "Sorry I don't want any adventures." Bilbo invited him for tea the next morning. So the next morning, Gandalf, and thirteen dwarves (their names were Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin, for those of you who are adept in remembering names) burst into his life, pulling the Hobbit out of his quiet home, and sending him in an adventure filled with dangers, dragons, gold, and unmerciful things.

Bilbo found himself wishing he had never gone on this strange journey. He hoped to live up to Gandalf's standard of him, since he was the one who chose him to journey into the dangerous lands of Smaug, a golden-red dragon who had stolen gold and silver from the dwarves. But what was the use of a in the journey Bilbo had been chosen to go on, when he gathered the courage to save the dwarves from dangers along the way, such as goblins, giant spiders, and elves dungeons. There was still the fact that the dwarf's gold had not...