BOOK REVIEW: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing- Delia Owens

My Rating: 5/5

Reading Location: Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Reading Duration: Jan 28 2019 – Feb 5 2019 ( 9 Days)

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”

If there was a book that could challenge the perseverance of a book club this one is most definitely it. Very few managed to read past the first 50 pages of this masterfully written book, but the ones who did discover that the lengthy descriptions would eventually entail a story that could not have come to life without it.

kya’s story is one of utmost isolation and entails a world where understanding nature and biology are the only things that she knows. Growing up in the Marsh, on the coast of North Carolina, did not come without its difficulties and from a young age, Kya accepted that solitude is a given. But being human Kya yearned for a presence that could sit with her and listen, someone who would appreciate the things that she loves with her. Her solitude would soon be shattered with the presence of a few characters here and there but their presence seems fleeting because even in the wild humans tend to be the most dangerous of things.

“Biology sees right and wrong as the same color in different light.”

Where the Crawdads Sing follows the journey of an uneducated girl that allowed nature to teach her and thrived on the knowledge that the world around her offered.  Human tendencies are displayed in a cruel but truthful light as we follow the trial of a man that was murdered, a man that was known for his association with Kya.

Fear, loneliness, and determination make for an astounding story and I promise you that reading until the very last page of this book is absolutely worth it.

More about the book

Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons

Date Published: August 14th 2018

Genre: Coming-of-age Fiction

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