The Lord of the Rings
Why this book?
The moment I first opened The Lord of the Rings and saw the map, I was hooked. I was fourteen and needed a place to escape at the time, and Middle Earth was exactly where I wanted to be. Tolkien made a fantasy world feel so real that I took every step with Frodo and Sam. His words created the world in my head, and I spent many an hour at school daydreaming about what would happen next on the quest. I’ve read it at least eight times through my life, and at each reading I identify with a different character as I grow older. I’ve moved from Sam, through Aragorn to Gandalf. I just hope I don’t identify as Gollum on next reading!