Because of Winn-Dixieis an amazing story and has a lot of lovable characters. India Opal is the main character and the one who finds Winn-Dixie, who is the one who helps bring everyone together. The characters are all good and nice everyone who was thought to be mean turned out to be nice but some of them, I thought, were not needed to the plot. First, there is Amanda, sure she was the one who showed us the sadness of loss, but India already introduced us to that concept early on in the book. Then there is Steve who I thought was a cookie cutter character and we already have Amanda who is a meany who turns out to be nice, so, pick one of two to get rid of! Anyway aside from them I thought Gloria was by far the best because she was the one who made the decision to invite Steve and Dunlap, which in turn led them to be India’s friends along with several other things of course. The plot was nice and apart from a few I thought the subplots were awesome. I wanted the subplot of The Preacher to be payed more attention to though. So all and all I love this story and I give it a 4 ½ / 5.