The Hobbit

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 132 reviews

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age 10+
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I think the average age for reading aloud is 6+ and the average age for reading to yourself is 11+. It contains a few very sad deaths and my daughter nearly cried when one of the most important characters died. As well, it contains evil elves, goblins and dangerous wolves. Bilbo Baggins & Co were nearly killed more than once, saved by some swift escape. Otherwise, I think J.R.R.Tolkien is a very nice author, although I don’t recommend thoroughly this book.

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For kids who love fantasy and coming-of-age stories

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