I have finally started my adventure with hobbits. I just finished The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I loved it (as predicted). I believe I may have read this in 6th or 7th grade, but for some reason, I couldn't remember what the hell it was about, save the hobbits.
Anyway, if this sounds like you, you should re-read, and if you have definately never read it, go find it, or come borrow mine.
Thank you to Jackson for gifting me with this classic for Christmas and for stringing me out on fantasy fiction again.