Adventure, wonderful characters, and several poems, make The Hobbit a book worth reading. Though not necessarily a Christian book, The Hobbit is still clean and could easily be enjoyed by Christians of all ages. The story is about Bilbo, your average hobbit. Loves comfort, doesn't care for adventures, and likes to have more than 3 meals a day. So when Gandalf attempts to send him off on an adventure, Biblo trys to politely refuse. Still, Gandalf sends 13 dwarves to hire Biblo for a certain mission- to be their burglar and to jourey with them to take back a huge treasure that once belonged to their ancestors. Reluctanly, Biblo agrees, and discovers just how uncomfortable adventures really are. And so begins and adventure that will be talked about by hobbits in the Shire for years to come. From Smaug's lair, to having a contest of riddles with Gollum, to battling giant spiders in Mirkwood, The Hobbit is an adventure not to missed out on.
This is a masterpiece. The Hobbit comes right before The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. In this story the reader is taken to a complete different world full of magic and wonder. At the same there is the conflict between goodness and evilness. Worth reading.