"When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens."
My review of Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
This slow and steady escape in to the marshlands of the North Carolina coast in the 1960s is indulgent and memorizing. Owens takes you on two adventures: one is trying to solve the murder of a young man whose body was found at the bottom of a fire tower with no clues on how he died.
The other is the life of Kya Clark, a young girl left behind by her family and raising herself completely alone. Her skill, bravery and acute attention to the natural world that surrounds her kept my attention. Her marsh home is the only thing that she trusts and when one young man shows her compassion by visiting her and teaching her how to read, she begins to see a side of life and love that she never knew existed. As she grows up, Kya becomes one with the marsh, staying away from people and choosing a solitary life, which is why there are rumors about her and she is called "The Marsh Girl" by the townspeople, who ridicule her and isolate her instead of trying to help her. When a well known boy is found dead, the town immediately point fingers at Kya. As you read the viewpoints of Kya and then the investigators who are looking into the death of Chase Andrews, you see how perceptions can change the entire trajectory of someone's life.
I thought this book was beautifully written, with one of the best settings brought to life that I have read in a long time. It's was a truly beautiful and captivating book. (less)
@putnambooks #partner I’m so excited to start this book! Today, I finished a book I wasn't crazy about. Real talk- I skipped to the end. That's not normal for me but I'm just in the mood to fall in love with a book so I moved on. Do you ever do that? ... This is my next read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Putnam, August '18) It caught my eye right away because of the beautiful cover and the captivating description. It's 1969 and a young girl lives alone in the North Carolina marsh that surrounds a quiet town along the coast. When a boy is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark and she is forced to let the outside world in, even though she's spent her life keeping it at bay. It sounds like Owens has done an amazing job creating a beautiful setting with a coming-of-age story about love, the loss of innocence and secrets. Can't wait to dive in! ✨🌾✨🌾✨🌾 #thatswhatsheread #dailybookpic #dailypic #booklover #booknerd #bookaholic #bookphotography #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bookstack #igreads #readstagram #igbooks #booksworthreading #goodreads #toberead #reading #bookish #bookswelove #bookworm #booklover #bookclub #mustread #bookrecommedations