Where the Crawdads Sing
Books | Fiction / Literary
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 18 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.”For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens.Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Coming Of Age
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"9/10 🌟 Great story with an unexpected ending! The plot and context itself is amazing! Some scenes were a little difficult for me to connect with and use imagery but it was still very enjoyable! It’s been 2 months since I’ve read this book and as time goes by, I become more and more obsessed with this story!"
"I started reading this book because of all the great reviews it’s getting, however I’m a couple of chapters in and I’m not enjoying it as much as I thought. This book has too many details of the marsh and I’m trying so hard to focus when all the details is throwing me off. I’m hoping as I read it gets better. "
"I finished the book and it was a hard read at first because of all the details regarding the marsh. I am not into reading about nature and this book was filled with that. However as I got more into the book it became more interesting Regarding￼ the mystery death and love with Kya, By the end I was hooked. Now that I have finished the book it was a really good ending. I am now excited to watch the movie and I hope it will be good as the book. ☺️"
"Book was fantastic!"