Reviewed by A.T. (age 8)
My favorite part of the book was at the end because Opal invited all of her new friends, that she made with the help of Winn-Dixie, to her other friend's house. I liked that part because the guests had so much fun and it made me happy because Opal wasn't rich and her friends weren't either. Sometimes poor people are unhappy but they weren't even though they were poor.
Opal changed a lot from the beginning of the story because she was sad and didn't have any friends and she didn't have much fun. At the end of the story she was happy, had fun, and had many friends.
The story reminds me of when my friend moved far away. It reminds me of when Winn-Dixie runs away. Both Winn-Dixie and I felt sad and lonely.
If you are a dog lover you would really adore and enjoy this book. A kind of audience that would like this book also has to like mysteries a little. The relationship between Opal and Winn-Dixie is a caring and extraordinary one because usually kids get friends by themselves but Opal became friends with Winn-Dixie. When I read this book I learned that if you get a dog, it takes a lot of responsibility to take care of an animal. This book is great!