September 4th, 2010 by You(th)
Submitted by Jenna, Age 12 from Maine
This book might look like a boring story like one of those picture books about a kid and dog. But it’s really not. This book is about a girl who came with her father to a new town. Opal, the 10-year-old girl, wants to meet people, make new friends, and is lonely for her mother who left her when she was just a baby. But all changes when she meets a dog at a grocery store, whom she takes in and names the dog Winn Dixie after the grocery store where she found him. After finding the dog, Opal’s life turns around. From befriending a librarian and a lonely woman to working at a pet store to being invited to a birthday party and making her father come out of his shell to tell Opal about her mother, Winn Dixie is making everything happen. This is a heartwarming story about a dog who helps a young girl through her life as a companion.