Since part of the fun of garage sales for me is buying books for super cheap, I thought it would be fun to do occasional reviews of the stories I have bought and read!
Today I am going to review four of the books I bought on my last garage sale hunt. I know it may seem odd to review these old children's books, but those are my favorite books to read! They are so simple, so innocent, and usually convey a touching message.
This book was... odd. It was about twin orphans who were taken from an orphanage by various terrible people who made them live in basements, dig wells, etc. Finally a sweet old couple comes to adopt the twins, but the twins are often frightened and resentful because of their past. In the end, the twins learn to trust the old folks, but the book leaves a lot of loose ends and there is no sequel. Not really sure what the author was thinking at the end of this one... it was as if she got busy with another project or something and just cut things off. It was just odd lol!
"Because of Winn-Dixie"
This book has been my favorite read so far. It is about a little girl (Opal) and her father who move to a new town. Opal takes in and becomes friends with a stray dog (Winn-Dixie). Winn-Dixie and Opal have a special way of reaching out to the old and young alike, and they learn to see the good in people, and that often people who act mean or rude are hurting inside and really just need a friend. I thought this was a touching, simple book with a great message and a really sweet ending.
"Bridge to Terabithia"
This is one I have heard many love, but I had never read it in my childhood years so I wanted to give it a go. This was probably my least favorite book of this book haul... it has a really sad ending and the children in this book were different than Opal in Winn-Dixie, who reached out to older and younger people and learned to help those who made fun of her. I had hoped this book was more about the children's adventures in Terabithia, but there really was not much about that at all.
This was a fun book! I remember watching the movie over and over as a child, but I had never had the privilege of reading the book. From what I remember, the book is really similar to the movie. I thought this was a wonderful book that teaches about life and friendship through the eyes of a runt pig and a mannerly spider.
There you have it, my review! I had a blast reading these books and I can't wait to finish the others I bought and to go out and find more!! Have you read any of these books in your childhood? Any likes or dislikes?