January 21, 2021
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Genre/Categories: Women’s Fiction, Southern Fiction, Coming of Age, Family Life, Survival
In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads, and today I’m eager to share my review of the page-turning Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens….a story of survival.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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“Living in the marsh outside a quiet, small town on the coast of North Carolina, Kya Clark, later known as the “Marsh Girl,” is abandoned by her entire family and learns to survive in the marsh on her own from the age of ten. One by one her older siblings abandon the family, her mother leaves when Kya is about seven, and finally, her father, a difficult, unreliable, and drunk man, leaves when she’s ten. Kya attends school for one day after a truant officer catches her. On that day, she is teased by the students, knows she’s hopelessly behind academically, and never returns. Preferring the isolation and safety of the marsh, she learns what she can through observing nature. Although she can survive on her own, she begins to long for companionship as she reaches her teen years. Two boys from town attract her attention. One of them turns up dead, and she is suspected of murder. The other becomes a life long supporter and friend. A coming of age story with a fair share of tragedy, mystery, and grit, this is an unforgettable read you’ll want to devour and recommend.”
Continue here for my full review of Where the Crawdads Sing ….
Have you read Where the Crawdads Sing or is it on your TBR?
I loved this book – it was one of the best books I’d read in 2020!
I’m happy to hear that! 😍🙌
What a wonderful idea Carol. I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read this. It is on my TBR….🤦♀️❤📚
She’s a memorable character!
I’ve not read this one yet but it is an absolute priority for this year! I’m really looking forward to it because almost everyone who has read it has loved it. ♥
I hope you enjoy it Louise! High expectations can backfire sometimes.
Absolutely. I just finished The Thursday Murder Club and was very disappointed after all the hype! I’m trying not to go into books with high expectations generally. I hate to be disappointed!
Yes, same here!
This was one of my favourite books last year.
It’s memorable! 🙌
Have a nice weekend.
Ooh i have this one but never read it
I think you might like it!
I’m happy you loved this! It fell a bit flat for me. You can’t win them all!
Sometimes that happens to me with overhyped books. The ending was disappointing to me but otherwise it was engaging!
I’ve had this one on my TBR for a while now – I still need to get it.
It’s a memorable read!
I’m reading it at the moment for my book group! Enjoying it so far.
Fun! It’s a memorable read!
One of my all-time favorite reads Carol.
I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it! 👍
I’ve seen so many people praise this book! Glad you enjoyed it!
It’s a memorable read Blake!
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Yes I enjoyed this a lot Carol and passed it onto my mother and other friends to enjoy.
I just finished this book on Saturday & enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending!
I felt a bit conflicted by the ending!
Yeah I can understand that. I was thinking the ending was something far more obvious tho so just glad it wasn’t that 😅
It is certainly a discussable ending! Great for book clubs!