Kids on Fire: 10th Grader Reviews The Classic Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

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Merritt’s Review:

One summer, India Opal Buloni and her daddy, “the preacher”, moved to Naomi, Florida. They moved to Naomi because “the preacher” was coming to preach at the Open Arms Baptist Church. Opal goes to the local Winn-Dixie store to run some everyday errands for her daddy, and ends up coming home with a stray dog she found there!

After watching the dog destroy the produce department of Winn-Dixie, getting smiled at by the pooch, and hearing the manager yelling and threatening to call the pound, Opal does the unthinkable! She tells the manager he is her dog and at that moment she names him Winn-Dixie!

This novel is filled with stories about friendship, loss, love, and holding and letting things go. Throughout this story, Opal with her unlikely friend, tries to figure out what actually matters in life as well as cope with why her mother left, and find some friends. This is a heartwarming story about a little girl just trying to fit in and figure life out.

Entertainment Value: 5 out of 5 – This book is fantastic for all ages and will engage anyone willing to open it up! The story line is heart warming and keeps the reader interested, while also keeping them crying or laughing as well. This is a great book and I recommend it to everyone. It’s very entertaining and will have you wanting more by every page.

Educational Value: 4 out of 5 – This book is mainly for entertainment, but there is an educational purpose for this book too. It’s written on a book level easy enough to help new readers enhance their reading abilities while enjoying a great story and learning morals of friendship without even realizing they are doing anything but reading and having fun!
Device on Which This Book Was Read: Kindle
Date Review Filed: 7/15/12
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