Because of Winn-Dixie

I noticed a book drive for children’s books after leaving work last week and viewed it as an opportunity to clean out my bookshelf of what I haven’t touched in years. I immediately thought of one of my favorite childhood books, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. 

Before plopping it into the box for the book drive, I wanted to give it one more read. 182 pages went by extremely quickly and I was reminded of why I loved the book so very much. A part of me even wanted to ignore the intention of donating it, but one of the very lessons the book taught me as a kid is that nothing stays yours forever.

So I really hope this books finds its way to another kid who likes to read. It has no pictures, but it’s quite a colorful story.


Memorable quotes:

“Men and boys always want to fight. They are always looking for a reason to go to war. It is the saddest thing. They have this abiding notion that war is fun. And no history lesson will convince them differently.” Miss Franny
“Other people’s tragedies should not be the subject of idle conversation.” The Preacher
“There ain’t no way you can hold on to something that wants to go.” Gloria Dump

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