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Because of Winn-Dixie

By fail44 Jan 12, 2011 708 Words

Over this Christmas Vacation I read the book, Because Of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The Genre of this story is Fiction. Some of the main characters in this story are India Opal Buloni, her father The Preacher, there dog Winn-Dixie, Miss. Franny the librarian, and Gloria Dump a blind old women who lives in the neighborhood. India Opal Buloni, and her father have just moved to Naomi, Florida. India’s father preaches at a small converted convenience store named Open Arms Baptist Church. India prays for the need of a new friend and about how much she misses her mother. Her mother left India and her father when she was just three years old. One day when India’s father was at work, he left India a grocery list on the fridge, to visit a local grocery store called Winn-Dixie. There India found a new friend, a dog, running down the isles of the store. When the store manager asked “Who’s dog is this?!” India said, “That’s my dog sir.” Even though it wasn’t, she wanted to take him back to the trailer park where she lived. She rushed home to show her dad her new friend. When India went home to found her dad looking at old wedding pictures of him and India’s mom, she started to question about her mom. When India showed her dad the dog he wasn’t sure if he wanted to keep him or not. India came up with a plan to keep him temporarily until she found his “real” home. To help pay for the dog food and necessary items, India got a part time job at the local pet store working for a musical man named Otis. India really liked to read, so one day when she got out of work Winn-Dixie brought her to the local library, where she met Miss. Franny, the librarian. Miss Franny also loved to her, so India really liked her and they got along well. Miss Franny was also tell India, and Winn-Dixie a lot of stories from when she was little. One day when Winn-Dixie was running he ran into an old woman’s backyard, her nickname was “the witch” (Gloria Dump), so India was afraid to get Winn-Dixie. When she eventually did she realized that Gloria Dump, was blind and can see from her heart. India and Winn-Dixie went back to Gloria’s house a lot, they enjoyed being with her and her stories. India really like getting stories told to her. India’s father realized that Winn-Dixie had a fear of thunderstorms. India really wanted to find out more about her mother, since she was ten years old, she was determined for her father to tell her ten things about her mother. She wrote all ten things down so she would never forget about them or her mother. After all the people India met at Naomi, the empty space in her heart for friendship was now filled. The passage I think is important is “ The summer I found Winn-Dixie was also the summer me and the preacher moved to Naomi, Florida, so he could be the new preacher at the Opens Arms Baptist Church. My daddy is a good preacher and a nice man, but sometimes it’s hard for me to think about him as my daddy, because he spends so much time preaching or thinking about preaching or getting ready to preach. And so, in my mind, I think of him as “the preacher.” I choose this one because it tells about how India is lonely, and needs a friend. Her dad is so caught up in preaching that India just wants a friend. Especially since India’s mother isn’t around, so she has no girls to talk to. I liked the way the author presented a relevant story about problems that many people commonly face. I liked the way the author had the dad describe the mom, with the ten things since India was ten years old. I wish that the book was longer, I really liked this book, and when I was done I didn’t want it to end. ,

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