I'm generally not a book after movie person, but I so rarely read middle grade books that I thought it wouldn't matter. So I recorded the movie and watched it a few years ago. It's just a glimmer in my memory. I've owned the book for several years and in December I decided it would be a great last book of the year or a great first book of the year.
First book of the year it was! Such a great quick read. It would be a great read aloud, which I plan to do with my own daughter after we finish the Little House Series.
India Opal is a very lonely girl who has just moved to a brand new town with her preacher dad, who she calls, Preacher. Her mama left and she doesn't really remember her. Opal lives in a trailer park with no other kids and hasn't made any new friends since she moved.
Enter Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie is a lovable dog that Opal claims one day while shopping in the produce section of the local... Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie brings Opal a bright spot that opens the door to friendships and belonging.
Such a cute tale and I good see glimmers of the movie in the back of my mind as I read.
Are you a book before movie person or does it not matter?