The Fellowship of the Ring
Daniel MCDonald, a junior from Grafton, read The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien. This book is the first of three volumes in The Lord of the Rings, an epic set in the fictional world of Middle-earth. This book tells the story of the Dark Lord Sauron who is seeking the One Ring. The Ring has found its way to the young hobbit Frodo Baggins. The fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance as Frodo and eight companions who form the Fellowship of the Ring begin their journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the only place where the Ring can be destroyed.
“I enjoyed reading The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkein does a great job making the world feel both believable and fantastic. My favorite character was Gandalf because as the protagonist or main character in this novel, he is responsible for setting most of the events into motion. He also has some interesting character development over the course of the series.”
Daniel recommends this book, "It is a classic tale of fantasy literature. It remains an interesting read and an inspiration for current fantasy and science fiction series as the source of origin for some of their most common elements.”