The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Main Characters: Frodo, Sam, Pippin, Merry, Gandalf, and Aragorn
Summary: Bilbo Baggins passes a very powerful and dangerous ring down to his nephew Frodo. The wizard Gandalf tells Frodo of the danger, and they gather a few of Frodo’s friends and start on a quest. When they get to a place called Rivendell, the king, Elrond, organizes the Fellowship of the Ring, which is a group who agrees to go with Frodo to destroy the ring without letting it be taken by Sauron, or one of his minions, creatures called orcs. In their adventures, they are separated from Frodo and his servant, Sam Gamgee, and suffer the loss of Boromir, a very brave man. Sam and Frodo travel further towards Mordor (Sauron’s domain) and destroying the ring, while the rest of the Fellowship meets Theodon, king of Gondor/Rohan, and Denethor, steward of Gondor/Rohan. Both groups meet Faramir, Boromir’s brother. Frodo and Sam meet a giant spider called Shelob, and they are separated, and Sam searches everywhere for his master until he finds him, and they successfully destroy the ring, and are finally found by Gandalf and the other members of the Fellowship, and taken back to the Shire, where they came from. They find things bad, and fix everything. They live happily ever after.
My Favorite Part: I liked when, in Mordor, Sam says Frodo looks like “a perfect little orc.” That was so funny!