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Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.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.

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ISBN-10: 0329248391
ISBN-13: 9780329248390
311 Book Reviews
  • x_goddess_x
    x_goddess_xalmost 2 years55 stars
    I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It's super original, and in my entire life, I've never read a book like this. I also read it in my class! Seemed popular through that!
    • Scarlett3382almost 2 years
      it is very nice and sad but the book is the best
      • love-art
        love-artalmost 2 years55 stars
        Hats off to this book!
        • pinkkitty9
          pinkkitty9almost 2 years55 stars
          I really love this book. My class is reading it and I LOVE it! It has a lot of emotion and I cannot put it down. It's kind of sad to but in a way it is good sorrow. Winn - Dixie seems like a lovable dog. I would really recommend this book.
          • Miss B.almost 2 years
            This book is so educational and perfect for a classroom setting. It introduces themes, has great friendships and life lessos
            • fgteevfan2020
              fgteevfan2020almost 2 years55 stars
              omg I read this book in class and i love it
              • Giannaalmost 2 years
                I’m a 5th grade student and I love this book. It’s funny and sad. It’s sad because Opal’s mom left when she was little and her dad does like to talk about her. It’s funny because all the things Winn-Dixie does all the time. So read this book please. :)
                • 437841
                  437841almost 2 years44 stars
                  I seen this book in 5th grade, and its very sad, happy, and FULL of secrets
                  • love-art
                    love-artabout 2 years55 stars
                    It is a wonderful and exciting book! Have a good time reading!
                    • bsc
                      bscabout 2 years44 stars
                      This was a good book! I read it a couple of years ago and I liked it. Did you know that there is actually a supermarket called Winn-Dixie? Opal finds a dog in a supermarket, who she names Winn-Dixie after the store. She and Winn-Dixie have many adventures and you learn about Opal and her dad and her disappeared mom. I'm not a big fan of this author, but I loved this book!

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