Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo started off slow for me. It didn’t have the magic I was hoping for and expecting after reading Tiger Rising. I am happy to report it did pay off in the end and I really enjoyed the book. DiCamillo, as I have previously stated, makes great use of tying literature into her books for young readers. The book that was used in this story was Gone With the Wind, which I have still yet to read. But even though Because of Winn-Dixie barely mentioned Gone With the Wind, it still made me really want to read it.
This story, like Tiger Rising, has a great simplicity to it. I am having a hard time imagining how it was translated into a movie. I have seen it. I haven’t even heard that much about it. The trailer looks pretty cute. I can see a lot of the elements of the book in it.
I did have one favorite part of the book that will not shock any of you. And I would like to share it here for you, but I can’t. Of course I can’t find the book to quote it. But I want to get this review up so that I can read my next DiCamillo book. Since I know you are all dying to know I will update this post when I find the book. Somewhere. Among the other books. I don’t have THAT many.