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									               Summary: Because of Winn Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie, India Opal Buloni makes new friends in a new
place. Because of Winn-Dixie, India Opal comes to understand that her
mother isn't coming back. Because of Winn-Dixie, India Opal and her
preacher father deepen their relationship. And because of Winn-Dixie,
a lot of people in Naomi, a small town in Florida, find new meaning in
their lives.


Reading Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo, is like munching a
bittersweet chocolate bar. India Opal and her father both hurt because
her mother has chosen to leave them and neither can quite
understand the finality of their loss. However, the stray dog that India
Opal brings home from the grocery store helps her fathom the depths
of her father's love. Winn-Dixie is also a catalyst in uniting unlikely
friends.


DiCamillo's characters are as likable as they are strange. There's
Gloria Dump, thought to be a witch, who hangs her whiskey bottles on
a tree to remind her of all her shortcomings. There's Otis, who lets the
animals out of their cages in the pet store to listen to his guitar
playing. He says he knows what it's like to be in jail. There's Miss
Fanny, the librarian, whose family made their fortune on Littmus
Lozenges. Then there's Amanda, who seems unfriendly, but that's
because she too, is suffering from loss.


A rather strange but lovable dog wanders into their lives, all of these
folks, all strays themselves, in a way, find each other.

								
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