Reviewed by I.G. (age 8)
This book reminds me of me and my dog, Bode, because we would meet new friends and go on adventures together. One of my favorite parts is when Opal and her dad, (the Preacher), went looking for Winn-Dixie because he got scared of the storm when Opal and her friends had a party. It made me almost cry. I was so happy when Opal’s friends found Winn-Dixie under a bed in Gloria Dump’s house. I like this book because it is different from the other books but unique. It makes me feel scared, sad and relieved at all different parts of the book. I think the pace of the book is sad and leaves you wondering but it is slow and fast at the same time. I wonder if there is another book of Because of Winn-Dixie, what it will be about and what will happen next?
I recommend this book because it is interesting, makes you wonder and captures you in parts. If you like dogs you’ll definitely like this book. If you don’t like dogs then you will, but you’ll like this book because a girl moves to a new town, growing up and is making new friends. My favorite part is when Opal and Winn-Dixie go the W. Block Memorial Library every time to get books and hear great stories from Mrs. Franny. I like Mrs. Franny’s stories and I know you will too. If you like sad, tragic, happy stories this is the book for you!!!! I recommend this book for kids in 1st grade and up.