My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Number of pages: 285
Time period: Fantasy
Main characters: Bilbo Baggins (delightful name), Gandalf, Thorin, a dragon, goblins, Gollum, many more!
Exciting events: Nearly being burnt, catching a dragon, killing the Great Goblin, climbing trees, giant spiders, much much more.
Passage from book or back cover: About hobbits: They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colors (chiefly green and yellow); wear no shoes, because their feet grow natual leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads (which is curly); have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh depp fruity laughs (especially after dinner, which they have twice a day when they can get it).
My overall opinion: This book is a classic. I highly recommend it. Full of adventure and near-escapes, it's very fun for most ages, and not overly hard to read. My mom read it aloud to us when my sister was 6, and she still remembers a lot of it (she's 11 now). It's a GREAT book.