My dad and I just finished reading The Hobbit and since he didn’t let me watch the movie I decided to write a blog. This book is about a hobbit named Bilbo who comes from a family who hates adventures. Then one day some dwarfs and Gandalf (he is a wizard) came to his door and sent him on a treasure hunt with them. Together they fought many battles. There was dwarf named Thorn. Thorn was the son of Thrain. Thrain was the king under the lonely mountain. That is where the treasure is.
One day a dragon named Smaug took over all the treasure. Then a person named Bard in a place called Laketown shot Smaug in a bare spot with a black arrow, and Smaug died. Lots of people heard about Smaug’s death and then there was a big battle called the Battle of Five Armies just for the gold.
My favourite part of the story is when a strange creature named Gollum challenged Bilbo to a riddle contest in Gollum’s cave. If Bilbo won, Gollum would show him a way out of the cave, but if Gollum won, he would get to eat Bilbo! Bilbo won, but Gollum got mad because he suspected that Bilbo stole his precious ring. He tried to stab Bilbo, but Bilbo had already found the ring and it made him invisible. Finally, Bilbo found a way of escape.
I love this book because it adventurous and exciting—and I like exciting books!
Nicolas is a grade 3 student and lover of Narnia and Middle Earth. His oppressive father, who helped him spell the word “precious,” would not allow him to see The Hobbit on film, but was kind enough to read the book aloud, including funny accents for each of the 13 dwarfs. You can follow Nicolas on twitter: @TheNicolasTweet.