Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Student Review of Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo


Reviewed by Lauren
A 2001 Newbery Honor Book
Published in 2000 by Scholastic, Inc.
    
Summary
    Opal was a girl who wanted to have a regular life without having a preacher for a dad, no mother and kids making fun of her. She just moved to Naomi, Florida and these nasty twins are always doing rude things to her.
    But then one day she goes to get some food at the Winn-Dixie store and a dog tackled the manager. Opal said quickly that it was her dog and she called him Winn-Dixie. They go to her house and they do a lot of really fun stuff you do with a dog and she gets to keep him. 
    There are many themes in this book. One theme is friendship because the community is grateful and there are some really touching moments. Opal becomes good friends with Miss Franny, who is the town librarian and Gloria Dump who is an elderly blind woman.  Another theme would be accepting differences.  Opal is friends with many different types of people. One day they go to church and Opal says something like Dad I really like your job and it was a nice part.

My Thoughts
Because of Winn-Dixie is a very powerful book. There were a lot of touching moments. There were happy parts and sad parts. I fell in love with this book the minute I started to read it! I think the pictures kind of helped me see what was happening in the story. I liked how there were many different characters telling the story. I thought it felt like a very fun book when I read it so I hope you like it too.
 Thank you for reading my review. 

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1 comment:

  1. Lauren,

    This is one of my all time favorite books! I re-read it every summer...love India Opal...and all her various friends! I agree with you that it is a very powerful story.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Happy Reading!

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