Panther Reads

“The Hobbitt” by J.J.R. Tolkein


Madi Handley

Psychology teacher Sean Hickey chose one of his favorite books “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien. This story is full of adventure, fantasy, and fellowship.

Madi Handley, Staff Writer

Psychology teacher Sean Hickey chose the book “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkein. He was first introduced to the book by his father when he was young. 

“I love the themes, I love the characters, [and] I love the sense of adventure, heroism, and positivity that is throughout the entire book,” Hickey said. 

The book follows a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who goes on an adventure with dwarfs and wizards to take back a lost mountain fortress. Along the journey, Baggins finds a magical ring further known as the One Ring. The ring leads into the other books in the series.

“It’s a classic hero’s tale,” Hickey said. “Anybody can read it and find something in it that is inspiring.” 

Tolkien wrote many additional works before he passed in 1973. His other works include the famous “Lord of the Rings” series, which begins after “The Hobbit,” and “The Silmarillion,” a prequel to the series. 

Hickey recommends “The Hobbit” to “anyone who loves to read, loves to discover the great characters, wonderful plots, and a fascinating world.”

Themes of the book include staying true to yourself and your principles. This book takes readers on an adventure of fellowship and struggles that really plunges them into the plot and the characters.