Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing Review

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Title:Where the Crawdads Sing
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Debra

    All the Stars!!!!!Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?!Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, p...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

    *5 Stars, easily!*WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clarkโ€”a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school syste...

  • Angela M

    4.5 stars rounded up .A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the be...

  • Diane S ?

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or cha...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!!Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read!When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her ...

  • JanB

    You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading a...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never car...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH**Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. Iโ€™ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, an...