I started reading this book in high school, as it was very popular at the time. I never finished it, can't even remember any of it. I thouroughly enjoyed the tale, and I love how JRR Tolkein writes. The little Hobbit is an interesting, noble creature who lives in a very imaginative, fascinating world. He and his little band of elves set out on an adventure. They meet Eagle Kings, Wolves, a man who turns into a bear, a Gollum, whatever he was, dwarves, wizzards. Thier adventure is fast-paced, something exciting happens on every page.
I suggested that my oldest daughter read this, and she enjoyed it so much, she bought the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy for us to read.