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I was completely enraptured by this novel. It was such a heartbreaking tale of loss, love and a girl just trying to fit in with the rest of the world when she was dismissed as an outcast. I was captivated from start to finish, and thought the author created a beautiful story. Would highly recommend!
Emotionally gripping. An exact definition of how loneliness can ache to the core for the main character in her remote shack the same as it can strike us living in a bustling city. A fast read that I finished in one day. I look forward to reading more from this author.
If you liked “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” you’ll probably enjoy “Where the Crawdad’s Sing.” Owens pulls you into “Kya’s world and holds you there until the end, wonderful ending.
I really loved this book. I often pick up books only to put them down and never read them because the Author fails to reel me in early. I found my attention was captured early on, with my heart breaking for this tiny little girl. As the story progressed I fell in love with the main character, her uniqueness, and found I became protective over her and needed to know what happens next. I struggled to put this one down! I do not recommend this book for younger audiences...as in I wouldn't let me daughter read this until she was an adult because I feel its mature in content. There are some sexually explicit sections, although they are not overdone. I hate when a story becomes nothing but graphic sexual experiences and loses the depth of the story, this is not that. The parts added were important to the overall story and character development. The author describes the setting well, you can really get a great picture of where they are and whats happening around them, she drew me in with the life of the marsh and its creatures. The ending was beautiful.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a very fine debut novel. Delia Owens takes on self isolation, loneliness, abandonment, and forgiveness in her coming of age novel. The only shortcoming is her plot twists are very predictable and for me, no surprise at the end. Nevertheless, I recommend the novel.
I read this for a book club and it started off slow, so I didn't think I'd finish it. What a heartbreaking personal story that really dove into the main character and her life struggles. At one point, the murder mystery pulled me in and at that point I couldn't put the book down until I had read to the end. Worth the read!
A wonderful read. Slow to start, as it got more into the story, I found myself wanting to finish it and stayed awake to do so. It reads much like a biography, with not too many characters to keep track of. I've read that it is being made into an independent movie.
Not really the genre of book that I usually read but I must say I really enjoyed this book. In fact I couldn't stop reading it. It had so many elements to it, heartbreaking, heartwarming, survival, love, hate, lonliness and redemption just to name a few. I would definately recommend this book.
I loved this book. It is a story that encompasses survival, resilience, loneliness, loss and love, not to mention a murder mystery! This story also swept me away with its setting; the natural but harsh environnment of the marsh, along with its native inhabitants.
I may be the only reader who didn't love this book. Except for the somewhat surprising ending, I found the plot unrealistic and the writing very basic. It was okay. The descriptions of the marsh made me want to learn more. It might make a decent Netflix movie one day.
Such a great book! I wasn't sure what to expect but I loved where the story went.
i read this book on a recommendation, and liked it. the only reason that i couldn't love it was that there was quite a few inappropriate scenes and moments happening between the main character and her boyfriends. i wouldn't recommend this to anybody under the age of at-least fourteen. other wise this book was well developed and had a surprising plot twist in the end.
oh absolutely WOW! From the moment I held it up I was never able to put it down for almost five hours! I went to bed at midnight (im in bed by 9:00pm :) The characters are imbedded on my mind and yes I shed a few tears!
It took a while to truly draw me into the story. I continued because of the book's reputation and am glad that I persevered. There were some 'holes' in the story, but it is a very worthwhile read.
Wow! The author puts you in the marshlands. I couldn't stop reading it and never wanted it to end. Heartbreakingly sad for Kya. I wanted to help her myself. The poems are amazing. The story will haunt me for some time.
This wonderful book is part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story, and part delicate love song to the beauty and marvels of nature. When she is a young girl, Kya is abandoned in the coastal swamps of North Carolina. Alone, she learns how to survive in nature and she learns not to trust others because they always abandon her. The second half of the book requires considerable suspension of disbelief, but I was too invested in the great characters and wonderful setting to pick those nits.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the descriptive scenery that the author brings into the story and before reading this book, I'm not sure I would've realized how much beauty lay in a swamp. Swamp has such a negative connotation to it; but really, it can be a place of such diversity and life to marvel at! I really liked the main character and also some of the subplots in the story.
So glad I read this recommend, I could not put it down, finished in two days 1am , would recommend
I was excited to read this book based on the reviews that I had seen. And while the story of Kya is heartwrenching, I felt that the story line fell a bit flat. I did however greatly appreciate the detail in the description of the marsh lands of the low country.