From the very minute I read how Opal explained how she viewed the preacher (her daddy), I was captivated, yet again at the way Kate DiCamillo tells a story. Her words are melodic and meaningful, melancholy and hopeful all wrapped up between the pages of a must read novel. I loved it and read it in one sitting. This is the type of book you can’t put down. I challenge you to pick it up if you somehow missed reading this in your life.