Review: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.
But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life's lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world—until the unthinkable happens.
My Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Whatever I expected when I read this book, it was definitely not this. I was ready for a good story, of course, but this was just on another level.
Where the Crawdads Sing was beautifully written. A story involving mystery, romance, heartbreak and coming of age, this is definitely not one to miss.
It took me a few chapters to fully get into the book because the writing style and the accents took a bit of getting used to, but once I was hooked, I was really hooked.
I thought the story was beautiful, heart warming and heart breaking all at once and I would absolutely recommend this book to anybody who hasn't yet read it.