This book had a big frendship that changed Opal's Life. Her mom left her when she was a kid and her dad is a priest so she really didn't have time with someone she could love. Until she went to the market and got Winn-Dixie. I think this book is the greatest book I ever read. I think anyone could het someone to love of you just believe it can happen instead of standing in the shadows, We should go to the sunlight.