Friday, September 20, 2013

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-DixieBecause of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good. Children and young adult can enjoy this story while learning about sadness and loss. Opal, the main 10 year old character, finds a dog in the Winn-Dixie grocery story and decides to take it home. Her father is a "preacher" and there is sadness in her life mainly because her mother had left years earlier.

During the course of the story she met and finally befriended, or was befriended, by a few others who also had sad stories in their past.

The story leaves you with a knowledge that sad and bad things happen, but we can still carry on and be happy. We can leave our sadness behind by just hanging it on a sadness tree and move forward.

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