Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends, and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship-and forgiveness-can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.
Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent....Continua
Oh my gosh. I loved the book and the movie. This is truely a work of art
Kate DiCamillo has a storyteller's writing style, one in which she is able to describe her characters fully.
You just know this is going to be a tear-jerker . . .
And it was. Holy smokes! I haven't cried like that since I was a boy. Sincerely.
The party of misfits is really touching, but it is Opal's relationships with her dog, her friends, and her father that make this book.
DiCamillo is excellent setting a scene. It isn't that so much occurs in the book, it's that Opal, like her tree, takes root.
I highly recommend this book!...Continua
Cherry Jones narrated Because of Winn-Dixie and did a fine job. The story just didn't grab me. I didn't feel like it had a point. The biggest event occured when Opal thought she had lost Winn-Dixie during the thunderstorm only to come and find him back at the house. Maybe it just has been a while since I have read anything at this low of a reading level and it seemed slow going. I read it because I wanted to go see the movie, but now I am fairly certain I can wait to see the movie until it comse out on DVD....Continua