3 out of 5 stars
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pro: After reflection, I realized the moral lesson was about greed. The dwarves would sing cheerful songs throughout the novel and were optimistic about reaching the mountain, but what kept the plot moving forward ultimately was treasure the dragon was protecting. Most of the conflict and tension surfaces as a result of greed. The reader also gets to physically see the setting as there is a map provided at the back of the book along with a few illustrations in the chapters of the character’s whereabouts. My favorite part in this story was in chapter 9 when Bilbo and the dwarves escape the Elvenking with the help of barrels.
Con: There is a lack of plot twists in my opinion. I also felt that the plot dragged on as they were trying to reach the mountain.
Who is this for? This was written for a younger audience around maybe 6th or 7th grade.