Because of Winn-Dixie
How we cite our quotes:
Winn-Dixie looked up at me while I was telling him everything, and I swear he understood. (2.5)
We see over and over in Because of Winn-Dixie that there's something glorious about someone who listens and cares. Try this: next time you're out with your friends, how about putting down your phones and actually listening to each other?
Winn-Dixie looked straight at me when I said that to him, like he was feeling relieved to finally have somebody understand his situation. (3.3)
Was Winn-Dixie relieved, or was Opal relieved to finally have someone understand her situation? Hm, sounds like she might be projecting a little bit.
They wouldn't ride with me; they just rode behind me and whispered things that I couldn't hear. (9.2)
Ugh. As though it's not hard enough to be in a new place with no friends, and then to have kids whispering things behind her back (literally)? Double ugh. We're sure glad things get better for her.