Thursday, January 4, 2018

Because of Winn Dixie

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.

Definitely recommend!

Are you a book before movie person or does it not matter?

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