by J.R.R. Tolkein
Ah, the classic Hobbit! I'm pretty sure I read this back in Jr. High but had forgotten it so that I wasn't "remembering" to book as I read it. A wonderful book and I plan to read the rest of the Ring Cycle this year, probably reading a Ring book and then a humor book to cleanse the palette and then another Ring book. No need to go into the story line here... I remember it well from the animated cartoon of my youth.