This book open with our narrator going to the grocery story and coming home with a dog, accidentally naming him Winn-Dixie in the process.
And the title is truth in advertising. She had just moved to town with her father the preacher, and everything in the novel flows from that. She makes some of the oddest friends, learns something about her mother who left when she was three, copes with her dog's fear of thunderstorms, and learns about life.
I particularly admire the voice in this one. First-person narrator and she has it down cold.