Confusing fantasy cliche isn't worth it, but has some interesting points to make.
I had to read this book for a school assignment and, to be honest, it's very boring. I've learned that good writers "show" and don't "tell" stories to make them captivating and this is showing the opposite of what they say it takes to write well! There's too much describing and most of the characters barely have a personality at all, except Bilbo was a slightly likeable and relatable character. The plot was rather unoriginal but I do like the coming-of-age theme it has. It has some important messages like bravery, facing fears, and teamwork. Some chapters in the book were mildly interesting and suspenseful, has some articulate use of words, and rather violent. I recommend this for readers age 10+, since it has some violence and difficult to understand at first but overall I don't like this book and don't get why everybody likes it so much. Also HOW DID THIS SELL MORE COPIES THAN HARRY POTTER?!