The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tokien
Once upon a time, in a little hole in the Shire, lived a peaceful hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins. Frodo lived a normal life with his friends, until one day, his uncle Bilbo entrusted to him his old ring. But little did either of them know that the ring was more than a pretty piece of jewelry. In days of old, it was the One Ring, the Ring of Power. Sauron used this ring to wreak havoc across middle earth, but was eventually defeated. But now, in the dark land of Mordor, he has risen again in the form of a great eye, perched on top of a sleek, black tower. Now Frodo, along with his faithful friends, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, must take the ring into the Crack of Doom to destroy it. In the first installment of this epic tale, Frodo meets men, elves, and dwarves. He discovers new friends, as well as new enemies. Follow Frodo across Middle Earth as he attempts to carry the ring to Mordor. Will he do it?
In Book Club, we discussed the different effects the Ring had on each character that possessed it. We talked about why the Ring chose Bilbo, and why it didn’t really affect him as much as Frodo. We looked into why the Ring ditched Golem, and if it chose Bilbo, or was it an accident that it went to him. Finally, we talked about the absence of Tom Bombadil in the movie. We were all pretty bummed out that he didn’t get added.
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