Reviewed by Elizabeth L. (age 10)
I enjoyed reading this book because it is very realistic. Although it is a fictional story, it is one very many people could relate to because of its wonderful detail and realistic happenings. My favorite part of the story is when, because of Winn Dixie, Opal finally has the courage to ask her father about her mother, who had left them when Opal was young. Winn-Dixie helps Opal get through this hard time in her life and really helps her gather her courage. Another example is when two boys tell Opal that Winn-Dixie has hopped into a witch's yard. Opal really cares about Winn-Dixie and follows him into the yard, but when Opal comes into the yard she sees an old woman feeding WInn-Dixie a peanut butter sandwich. At this point, Opal has found a new friend and all thanks to Winn-Dixie. Another thing Winn-Dixie does for Opal isn't so great. He is just plain terrified of thunder storms. Because of this Opal has to hold on to him in thunder storms so he won't run away but nevertheless Opal still likes him and is very glad she has him to help her get through this hard time in her life.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs and enjoys a sort of different and heart warming story. I recommend this book to you because it is a wonderful tale that you will read over and over and remember for ages.