Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Dicamilo

imgresI read this book called Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Dicamillo. The main character is this dog named Winn Dixie and this girl named Opal. Opal moves to Naomi, Florida and in Florida she has no friends. In Florida she becomes lonely and bored. All she has is her dad and her house and other people she doesn’t like. Until a stray dog runs loose into the Winn Dixie supermarket. Then she falls in love with him at first sight and lied that the dog was hers and named him Winn Dixie. Winn Dixie becomes Opal’s best friend.  Because of  Winn Dixie she meets new friends and the people she doesn’t like she becomes friends with.


In the book Opal makes all kinds of new friends, and becomes more forgiving. Opal realizes that every person has problems that cause them pain and everybody does things that are weird and maybe make you not like them but inside most people mean well. Opal is a kind lonely person who feels like she has no friends except for her dog. In the book Opal said, “And then I talked to God about how I was lonely in Naomi because I didn’t know that many kids, only the ones from church. And there weren’t that many kids at the Open Arms, just Dunlap and Stevie Dewberry, two brothers who weren’t twins but looked like they were. And Amanda Wilkinson, whose face was always pinched up like she was smelling something real bad: and Sweetie Pie Thomas, who was only five years old and still mostly baby. And none of them wanted to my friend anyway because they probably thought I’d tell on them to the preacher for every little thing they did wrong; and then they in trouble with God and their parents.”


I love this book because it really tells a story that is realistic but not true and the author wrote it nicely, and this is a book that you can really understand and relate to some of Opal’s problems. I would recommend this book to people who like dogs and are sensitive because that could help you feel like you are in the book and really there. I would rate this book five out of five stars.


Girls acting Catty

Girls Acting Catty

by Leslie Margolis

I read this book called Girls Acting Catty it’s by Leslie Margolis. The main character is a girl named Annabelle. Annabelle is a really sweet girl, who has trouble dealing with change. For example when Annabelle moves away and starts going to a new school and making new friends she has a tough time dealing with all the change .  Also before she moved she went to an all girls school and now she goes to a school with boys and she realizes that trying to run away from your problems just makes things worse. In this story Annabelle’s mom gets married so Annabelle welcomes a new dad and brother into the family. She has friendship problems like all girls do. The setting is in Westlake.


For Annabelle growing up isn’t that easy she gets teased a lot and when her brother moves in with her and she realizes that she has a crush on him everything changes. Also in the book she loses her friends, and also her mom gets married for the first time so now Annabelle has a dad and a brother and that is a big change for her because she only had a mom and now she has to welcome 2 new people to the family. In the book after Annabelle had lost her friends she said “With no dog and no friends, I was the loneliest loner in town”.


I really liked this book because it’s well written and the main character Annabelle  is like a lot of kids and sometimes it feels good to read something about a character who is like you and knowing that they went through the same problems as you even if they are just made up people. I would recommend this book to people who are getting bullied, or who have friendship problems, to people who are sensitive, and to people who have very tender hearts. Annabelle is all of those things and it feels good to relate to a character in a book you’re reading. I would rate this book five out of five stars. *****


The Wicked Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House


by Mary Chase


Maureen who is the main character in the book I read is kind of a bully but only because people pick on her sometimes, she is also a very clever kind of girl who needs a lot of attention because she is always causing trouble.


So one day Maureen is walking along and takes her neighbor’s house because she is in a cranky mood and sprays her neighbor’s house with water and then Maureen’s neighbor comes out of her house and yells at her so she sprays her neighbor too. And her neighbor chases her but Maureen runs so fast that her neighbor can’t keep up with her.


Near by there was an old haunted house but Maureen did not know that so she ran into the haunted house and finds a magical feather bracelet and she takes it. The ladies who live in the house need that bracelet to do the magic they want to do so they send Maureen back in time to get the bracelet back.


It is a really magical wonderful story it is well written and I would rate my book 5 out of 5 stars.


Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I read a book I really liked called Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The book is about a boy who had a different face from everyone else and his name is August. In the story he gets hearing aids and he has never gone to school before except in fifth grade he started school before that he was home schooled. Later on in the book August’s pet named Daisy dies and that is a real crusher for him and his family let alone  his other problems. August has an older sister named Via who is fourteen and just started high school. Via’s first name is Olivia. When broke up with her old best friends Miranda and Ella and got her first boyfriend Justin, August and Via had to go through those changes together. I really enjoyed Wonder because the book is not true but it could happen and it’s funny and a great book for nine or ten year olds. Out of five stars I would rate this book four and a half stars.