Ten-year-old Opal has just moved to a Florida town with her preacher father, and she is very lonely. At the local Winn-Dixie supermarket, she instantly takes a shine to a scraggly stray dog that she adopts. The pooch, Winn-Dixie, named for their meeting place, becomes a trusted companion with whom Opal can share her thoughts and fears, and her hurt, confused feelings about the mother who left the family when Opal was three. Winn-Dixie is soon helping Opal in other ways, too.
This is a cute easy read. I am not sure if it may be a bit young but, I might get it for my 10 year old niece.
Rating: 4.5 Recommend