Bilbo Baggins lives a quiet life, in his comfortable home, with his safe routines. He is quite satisfied with his life until the arrival of a wizard and a band of dwarves upheaves everything he knows, and he ends up setting out on a quest of epic proportions. Though originally forced upon this perilous hero’s journey, Bilbo may find more than he ever bargained for in terms of adventure, treasure, and even a family. While Tolkien’s writing style flows in an old-age way that may take some getting used to, the captivating world created and expanded on in this Lord of the Rings prequel keeps readers wanting more. This book is ideal for those teen and adult readers looking for a challenging classic full of fantasy escapism and beloved characters.