Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

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.

Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) Book Reviews

Great summer readCouldn’t put it down!.Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingBetween the info on Mother Nature in the swamp and the intriguing plot, I did not want to put the book down and was sorry when it ended. Great read!.Score: 5/5

I do I joyed reading this story! I couldn’t put the book down.Great book! So fun, exciting and exhilarating. With sorrow, fear, joy, romance it has everything!.Score: 5/5

What a great bookIt took me back to a place that they make sound so familiar in a way. I couldn’t put the book down..Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingFantastic and well-written story that held my attention the entire time, never a slow point! Love the way the “who done it” mystery of the the story was beautifully + tenderly revealed! A must read!!.Score: 5/5

Loved itThis book was amazing from start to finish. I read the entire thing in three days. I never wanted to put it down. A work of art!.Score: 5/5

Amazing bookSuch an awesome book. The author was so detailed; I couldn’t put the book down..Score: 5/5

Slow starting, worth sticking it out!I started this book about 2-3 times before finally getting through the first couple of chapters. Once I got to the end of the book, I understand the importance of so much detail….it highlights the world so you have deeper understanding of the time, the place, the characters, as it progresses. You truly are immersed into the story, rather than just reading it. Wish I could experience this book for the first time all over again 🤍.Score: 5/5

Great readOne of my top favorites in 2020.Score: 5/5

Lovely storyThis was a read that captures you start to finish - filled with adventure, suspense, romance, tragedy, growth, inspiration... this book has it all. I didn’t expect to like it so much but I really did!.Score: 5/5

💛💛💛An amazing book. It will be a true classic. So many twists and turns. I can not wait for the movie to come out!!! This is a must read and will be around for many years to come..Score: 5/5

Excellent readVery well written.Score: 5/5

Wonderful readThe words in this story take you in and wrap you up. Beautifully written..Score: 5/5

I criedWalt Disney was the first to bring tears to my eyes. Along the way there were others, but the tears were mostly the same, those that come at the story’s end. The tears of this story were different, being the type that comes out from literature that evokes the emotions created by artfully crafted imagery throughout the story..Score: 5/5

So goodGreat.Score: 5/5

Beautiful through and throughA work like this comes along once in a while. The plot is captures the reader from the get go. You remain invested and in the corner of the main character til the end. Brilliant story!.Score: 5/5

Kept me engaged!Delia Owens drew me right in to the location, the atmosphere and experiences. Loved it. Sorry to have it end..Score: 5/5

Amazing storyEvery word pulls you in, deeper you go into the beauty and mystery of the swamp..Score: 5/5

AmazingJust perfect.Score: 5/5

Best book I’ve EVER read!!I can’t put into words how amazing this book is. I never wanted it to end. It’s so raw you can physically feel the pain, beauty, and joy. I had to reread the ending probably 10 times because it is so gripping and touches your heart. I can’t even find another book to read after this one that can top it! It’s so good that I bought a hard copy just to keep at home in my collection. I’ve finished this book a month ago and still think about the characters and story line. It has you hooked from the beginning and gets better and better the deeper into the story you go. A MUST READ.Score: 5/5

Compassionate and Unexpected ReadDefinitely a must read in my opinion..Score: 5/5

My Heart…Started off a little slow for me and took a little over 2 months to read, but kept with it and cried my heart out in the end. Such a good read. One of my favorite books for sure..Score: 5/5

Perfect Anytime Read!This was one of my favorite reads to start the summer 🦐 It has beautiful imagery. I could picture the marsh and all of the life going on inside. 🪶 You felt like you were right there with Kya as she navigated life. 🌾I recommend this if you like: 🌿 Coming of Age Stories 🌿 Strong Female Characters 🌿 Suspenseful Mysteries 🌿 Thought Provoking Writing 🌿 Small Coastal Town Setting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 For more reviews follow me on IG @bookedupchick.Score: 5/5

Shockingly goodStarted slow for me but HANG IN THERE!! It picks up quick…. and the ending makes it ALL worth it..Score: 5/5

Exactly What I Was Looking ForSuch a joy to read. A chance to escape into a literary work that not only entertains but speaks to the very essence of humanity. Thank you!!!.Score: 5/5

SlowVery slow I struggled through ; I kept having to push through since it has great ratings I was sure It would pick up and be great, The only good thing was the ending.Score: 3/5

Love!I have read this book more than once and each time I can’t put it down. Such a great read..Score: 5/5

WOWThe raw emotion interlaced with exquisite imagery pulls you in from the first page. An unconventional coming-of-age story filled with all the fears and desires we all keep secret. An absolute must read!.Score: 5/5

CrawdadsProbably one of the best books I have ever ever read… There are so many twists and turns right up to the very last page… Absolutely incredible and it’s a must read!.Score: 5/5

Great bookWe all should learn from this one.Score: 5/5

Loved itI’m pretty picky about what I read and this book makes it to the top of my list. I couldn’t put it down. I told all my friends to read it and I will read it again and again..Score: 5/5

FabulousI loved this book. It was very entertaining, I didn’t want to put it down ..Score: 5/5

Amazing novelI loved reading, “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Quite a cadifferent setting and story. So very interesting. A page turner..Score: 5/5

Great book!Loved this book and story! Well written.Score: 5/5

AwesomeThis is one of the best books I have ever read. She made you feel the pain like it was your own. Thank you for this amazing read..Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingI found the book unrealistic. The book held my attention, but, after I finished it the ending ruined it for me..Score: 1/5

Where the craw dad singsGreat title ! Builds up curiosity immediately . Story line written clearly , excellent description of the swamp and how kya became the swamp ! Whether the story is entirely believable or not , writer makes it very difficult to question the character of Kya despite the huge anomalies with real life expectations and understandings . Beautiful build up of characters ,the psycho social aspects of the characters ,all keep you glued yo the book . The swamp creatures were great teachers of life,death ,philosophy, abd survival ! what a great student Kya was! If only we were all that good !Ending was totally fitting to the character of Kya Loved the book for what it is without questioning if it is logical !probably not 😊.Score: 4/5

LovedSo many good lessons about humans and our connection to nature in this book..Score: 5/5

A delightLoved this beautiful book!.Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingNot a book I would normally read. Enjoyed every bit of it!.Score: 5/5

Could Not Put This Down!I am from Southern parents - but only after reading this vibrantly descriptive writing did I want to be Southern! I could not put this book down until I read it start to finish! And I will want to read it again, just to be enveloped into this world alongside Kya..Score: 1/5

Starts slow… keep readingI don’t know the words to describe a book like this. One doesn’t read it but more experiences it. I’m grateful to whatever it was that kept drawing me back to this book after setting it aside in the beginning for weeks at a time. I experienced something from a book I never have, fiction or non fiction. Not a huge dawn of enlightenment, no big revelations. It’s a subtle feeling of being. One for which I don’t have the words, nor would I attempt to describe..Score: 5/5

AmazingSuch a great story, i could hardly put it down. i wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style at the beginning but it definitely grew on me. this book is fighting for my number one spot. i thank the author for writing it..Score: 5/5

BeautifulBeautiful story. You won’t regret reading it, and it’s definitely a read you won’t easily forget..Score: 5/5

Overall a winnerSlow to start but a great read.Score: 4/5

Riveting !!After everyone recommending I read this book I finally sat down and read it in one sitting. The story enwrapped me from beginning to end and the characters stayed with me for weeks after. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of how the story was wrapped up. In order to reveal something in the end the author forwarded the story many years and a lot got lost for me there. I know life most of the time doesn’t tie most loose ends, but I felt there wasn’t fair retribution to the main characters. It just left a bad taste in my mouth..Score: 4/5

Great bookI really enjoyed this book..Score: 5/5

LoveI absolutely fell for this book! I love how I didn’t expect the ending but perfect please start NOW.Score: 5/5

Loved it!Very hard to put down I finished it in 24 hours!.Score: 5/5

A new classicBeautifully written novel..Score: 5/5

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AwesomeSuch a gripping story and keeps you reading all day long! Should be made into a movie:).Score: 5/5

Where crawdads singWonderful story, the land and the people described beautifully ... couldn’t put it down.Score: 5/5

READ THIS BOOK!!I LOVED this book! At first I felt like it wouldn’t be as good as some of the reviews said but by the time you finish it, the entire book is pulled together and it is so well written. I loved the characters and the storyline..Score: 5/5

LoveThis was an excellent read. This is one of those books you feel you’re actually in as you read it. Wholeheartedly recommend it..Score: 5/5

Wow!I have never been a reader but I decided I wanted to become one as I do really enjoy reading! I follow this girl on Instagram that claimed this book was one of her now favourites out of tons of books she’s already read so I decided this would be my first book to start my reading journey! I was not disappointed this book is absolutely amazing and only took me 6 days to read I could not put it down! I love Kya’s character and could not imagine having to live the life she did and be nearly as happy and successful as she became! This book is a love story, true crime, and nature loving book all in one and could not have been written any better I would recommend this book to anyone who has every though of reading it! 10/10 🥰.Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingSpectacular read! Fell in love with the main character, and could've been right there with her the way this was written. Hoping for this author to write more books.Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingStarts slowly. However last two-thirds are excellent..Score: 5/5

Where the crawdads singMagic but the last few pages were thrown together.Score: 5/5

Kept me interested the whole way throughThis was the first book I read in years come highly recommended from my family and man it did not disappoint..Score: 5/5

Wow!I love the way this book was written. It felt like I was there. All the scents and colours came to life as if the main character was alive. A great read, I could not put it down!.Score: 5/5

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Suspenseful!What a great book! Was a little slow to start but it picked up pace and by the end I could not put it down! The story is enthralling and descriptive and had a fantastic ending..Score: 5/5

Amazing story, amazing read!I totally fell in love with this book, with the characters, and storyline! I could not put it down. You know it’s a great book when you think of the characters when you’re not even reading the book. I have already recommended this book to several people. Would make a great movie!!.Score: 5/5

BrilliantBrilliant book. Truly enjoyed it.Score: 5/5

Most beautifully and vividly written story of love and acceptance.One of the best, if not the BEST story I have ever read. Your senses will be heightened as you see, smell, feel, hear and learn of the inhabitance of the coastal waters of North Carolina in 1969, from the perspective of a female raised lonely and alone from the tender age of 6. The author’s poetically woven words will captivate you. You will empathize with the one girl no one showed empathy for, other than Jumpin’, his wife Mabel, brother Jodie, and true love, Tate. Through love and betrayal The Marsh Girl goes from being the dirty monster everyone rejected to legend and loved by the locals of Barkley Cove. Nothing is ever too far away to be able to change and this book teaches that change and love sometimes come at a price but love and forgiveness and acceptance in the end are all that matter..Score: 5/5

A favouriteSo good!.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is amazing. I 100% recommended..Score: 5/5

As murky, marvellous and misunderstood as the marsh itselfAn incredible story about survival that, at times sways towards the incredulous. The pity, pride and love we feel for this little rag-a-muffin turns into reproachful worrying as she grows up. When Kya becomes a woman, the story takes a turn straight into a harlequin romance novel and then straight into an old fashioned whodunnit. It is, first and foremost a tale about prejudice, but not in the traditional sense of racial inequality. It is about abuse brought on by personal torment. It is about finding solace and beauty when you have nothing else. It is about finding your soul and keeping your sanity, in the written word..Score: 4/5

The best!Loved this book! A must read for everyone, reaches every emotion!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!Loved this book..Score: 5/5

PerfectI don’t know anyone who didn’t love this book. Perfect. Can’t wait to read it again in a year or so..Score: 5/5

Heart wrenchingly beautifulThe author does an incredible job of painting the most gorgeous picture of the marsh lands and sea. This book made me gasp, cry, smile. Amazing..Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingCaptivating tale of a relationship with the earth and man told thru the eyes of an author with science creds. and a gift for writing. The descriptive passages and imagery soar and take you into the heart of the marshlands with characters that are alive and rich ..Score: 3/5

Where the Crawdads SingPowerful amazing book. Look forward to more.Score: 5/5

5 stars!!Amazing book! Would recommend 100 times over..Score: 5/5

Love love love!One of the best books I’ve read in a really long time..Score: 5/5

Great book, must read.Really good book.Score: 5/5

WonderfulA beautifully written, imaginative story that’s never boring..Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingI can’t say enough great things about this book. Unreal imagery and characterization. Simply amazing on all fronts..Score: 5/5

Where the Crawdads SingAmazing!!!.Score: 5/5

From the spiritMs Owens writes in an easy style that exposes her spirit. The story is more intriguing than it is exciting. It speaks to life in the purest. I completed the read in three days and now feel like I have lost a good friend..Score: 5/5

Loved itWell written. Fell in love with so many of the characters. Was sad when it was done..Score: 5/5

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Where The Crawdads Sing
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