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    More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.

    The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

    • Leah Wolff

      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Such an amazing book and told beautifully, of course. Definitely recommend everyone read it, only 300 pages and you have to watch it before the last two movies come out! It's written differently than LOTR, much more to the point. And just fantastic. Read it.

    • D H

      The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - classic - My uncle loaned this to me. I remember him saying, "Read something worth reading!"

    • Snark & Banter

      The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien // I read the book after watching the movie and it was great! I think watching the movie first helped me keep the character's names together and put faces to them. #books #fantasy #lotr #hobbits

    • Allegra D'Ambruoso

      The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien This is the story before Lord of the Rings, where we learn exactly how Frodo ended up with the One Ring. Check it out before you see the movie!

    • Donna

      The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien Read this first in 1976, then had to get Lord of the Rings. Have read these over and over and never get tired of them

    • Dannaca Patterson

      I loved this book from the very first sentence and I have read it many times since. #thehobbit

    • Lance Culbert

      The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Re-reading the book before seeing the movie next month. :-)

    • Lacie Tewes

      The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien Cannot wait for the movie!

    • Teri Clark

      This is a book worth reading over and over again.

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