‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ is purposefully written for the middle grade so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to readers finding out that the best quotes in the book are tailored to kindle moral lessons for folks coming of age.
Characters in ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ are simple yet unique enough to portray their roles. Interestingly, some characters appear mischievous and precarious, but in book reality are just as nice as any normal being – and readers get to see this first-hand through the eyes of the friendly and lovable Opal.
‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ has the American Civil War as the major historical context underpinning how characters and events play out in the book.
‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ is a thriller belonging to the middle grade and packed with self-help lessons for defeating nostalgia and unsociability – for a chance to fully appreciate and be happy with life as it is.
Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’ follows a first-person narration style whereby the author invites readers to get up-close-and-personal with Opal – seeing events as they break through her eyes.
In ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’, readers can expect themes that tilt the emotion in ways that might force them to strive to be better human beings – just like Opal herself experiences.