Book Review of Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A realistic, well told story

This short book has nice margins & larger than usual, easy to read font. Each chapter is short & has a nice breaking point. No cliffhangers dragging you from chapter to chapter, just a love for 10 year old Opal and her dog, Winn-Dixie.

Opal tells you her story in a simple, but charming way. There no climatic happy ending, its realistic. Opal learned a lot the summer the book takes place. She grows, makes friends, and still has her sorrows -but she learns to be happy and content even they're very real.

Word to parents: Opals mom left when she was young, and she had a drinking problem. Another woman Opal meets used to as well. The guy Opal works for did jail time (for a minor offense). One of the girl's brother died at age 5. I mention this only so you know some of the content so you have a better idea for deciding if your child is ready to handle the story or not.