The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hi! My name is Madeline, I am in 9th grade and live in Hailey Idaho. I love politics, philosophy, writing, and playing the violin. I could talk about these topics all day. I also love reading, my favorite books are The Lord of The Rings, anything written by Tolkien, and Fahrenheit 451.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien is about an epic quest, set in fictional the land of Middle Earth.
Frodo Baggins is as ordinary as a hobbit could be, and lives in the Shire, the most comfortable land on Middle Earth. Frodo is happy with his peaceful life but is unexpectedly thrown into an adventure when he is left a magical ring by his uncle. His mentor, Gandalf, warns Frodo that the ring his uncle gave him has the potential for great harm. It is the One Ring that Sauron, the greatest enemy of Middle Earth, has lost. If Sauron were to find it, all of Middle Earth would be destroyed. Gandalf tells Frodo he must destroy the ring since Middle Earth is in danger while it remains. However, the ring cannot be destroyed easily. It can only be decimated where it was created by Sauron, in the fires of Mt. Doom in the land of Mordor. During his dangerous journey to Mordor, eight companions join with him creating the Fellowship of the Ring. Frodo is appointed to be the ring bearer, and though he has many companions it is his job alone to cast it into Mt. Doom.
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It exemplifies courage in the face of danger, and hope when all seems to be lost. I recommend this trilogy for ages 12 and up.