The Hobbit takes place in Middle Earth, where a creature named Bilbo Baggins sets out from Hobbiton for an adventure with thirteen dwarves and a wizard to the Lonely Mountains. They are searching for treasures that are held by Smaug the dragon, who lives there.
I liked it because it was told from Bilbo's point of view and I like the way he deals with situations that come his way. It is also a good introduction to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure.