Where the Crawdads Sing Book Reviews

Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Book Summary

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.

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Book Name Where the Crawdads Sing
Genre Literary
Language English
E-Book Size 4.75 MB

Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) Book Reviews 2023

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Where the Crawdads Sing. This is the best book I have ever read. I hesitated reading it because of the title But I read it anyway and so glad I did Do as I did and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed

🥰. Every single heartstring pulled! I personally enjoy a book that can make you both laugh and cry. This book did all that and much more!! Breathtaking, heart wrenching, inspiring, admirable, just to name a few adjectives… You won’t be disappointed.

A phenomenal read. Beautiful..amazing..could not put this book down. Touched me dearly.

Must read. Simply amazing and stunningly written. Your heart is captivated from the first word to the last word written.

Beautiful. This book was beautifully written. Love how the author was so descriptive of the nature, made you feel as if you were there - perfect pictures in my mind of what I was reading. Couldn’t put it down! I loved the ending. The book was much better than the movie, in my opinion.

Couldn’t put it down!. People had been recommending this book for years and I finally got around to reading it, and wish I had much sooner. A beautiful read, beautiful writing, and wonderful attention to detail!

Enjoyable!. Great imagery of the marshlands. Surprise ending.

Amazing. Can’t find a better book! Hope there will be more like this!

Wow. This is the best book I’ve ever read. There is nothing more to say.

Amazing!. Great book! Can’t wait to see the movie and be able to know what’s going through the characters minds.

Best book I read in 2022. I was very hesitant about this book as the readers I saw gushing over it online were typically those who do not like the same type of books as myself. However, I am so glad I took the time to read this. I went from skeptical to in love with just one chapter. It was easily the best book I read in 2022.

5 stars. I loved this book. I enjoyed the details of all things nature. Really helped paint the picture in my head. The last chapter has got to be my favorite part. Was not expecting it. I have yet to see the movie but I hear great things about that too.

Excellent read!!. I loved the way this book was written. It captures you right away and it’s hard to put down.

No. Why’s this little white girl pretending to be native?

Love. I haven’t finished a book in many many years. This one was easy, took me 3 days. Just a feel good, down to earth, book. <3

Effortless.. This book flows from start to finish. The movie is very good, but the book is much better. It is amazing how cruel people can be... even as children go one another. This book describes someone who clings to nature to be her friend, finding peace with Mother Earth.

Extraordinary work. This book brings everything to life. The characters, the place, the sounds you would expect to hear, feel alive while reading. I also enjoyed that is was written and reads like it was 1960 again. I’ve heard other say that they didn’t enjoy it due to segregation and old views but in reality, that is how a lot of states in the south still lived. What they’ve missed is how when we have nothing and we are just trying to survive, it didn’t matter what color your skin was. There are real eye opening moments in this book that kept me up, reading till midnight, knowing that I had to work in 4 hours but so engrossed I couldn’t put it down.

Very good read.. Couldn’t put it down.

So good!. Such an awesome book. Written so well, I never wanted to put it down.

Surreal. I gave this book 4 stars as it’s a long slow start for quite a bit of pages, more than most books. I would have given 4.5 if I could - because that is it’s only flaw. This book is skillfully written to have the reader cling to every word. The book transfers you into its setting as if you are beside the characters watching every move and thought. The climax will have you sneaking in time to read (even when you don’t have that time). And the twist will leave you questioning your ability to predict. Over all this is a fantastic plot with great detail to help you be present in every piece of the story. While this story is very enjoyable, this is not a “quick easy” read to read mindlessly, you have to be prepared to focus to follow along. This component is however how the author was able to create such a suspenseful detailed story and it is a key part of the book’s success.

Wonderful story. An absolute masterpiece. Author made me feel everything. Pulling at my heart strings to the sand between my toes. Loved it is an understatement!

NOT ORIGINAL. A complete rip off of V.C. Andrews’ Ruby series.

Exhilarating. 10/10 recommend to anyone who loves to read!

Good peaceful book. It is a slow book, but it stays and once you get to the end the rereads only get better.

😁. Good book but not appropriate for kids.

Abandonment and Love. Excellent story of a girl who has to find her way at a young age. The story end leaves you with many questions in your head. Couldn’t put the book down.

Awesome story. Couldn’t put it down! Read it in one day and it was beautifully written story of survival, self discovery, and secrets.

Really good. This kept my interest. Certainly loved the ending. Now I want to see the movie.

Just okay. Not a fan of “love stories.”

Loved it 5/5. Loved it all. Easy read yet beautiful and colorful in the images the author creates for the reader

A Fried Green Tomatoes type book. I loved each word in this book, and, indeed, I didn’t know words can carry so much. A bit disappointed with the end though. But nice romance and catchy.

Amazing!. Such a great read, I couldn’t put this down! Ultimate favorite book!

Enjoyable, hits several touch points without being too heavy. An easy, touching read with an interesting enough story. Enjoyed how the main character lived such a different life than most of us do, yet was relatable. Also enjoyed how the marsh/nature was a very real character in the story as well.

Amazing. Could not put down. The life and imagery brought in by each paragraph gave way to a surreal world that is unbiased and raw. As some may believe there is rasicm, I will clearly state there is none. This book tells the story honestly within the time as to not shatter the imagery. The rasicm viewed is the reality of that time, not of the author. It is because she bravely and respectfully included historically accurate views and language that the story continued to flow so fluidly. A true work of art that puts the reader in a melancholy yet introspective view of themselves and others around them. Thank you.

Couldn’t put this book down!. Great story of hardship, love and self discovery. Throughly enjoyed!

A once in a lifetime novel. No one word can describe this book. I can humbly only say, “OUTSTANDING “ John Rahn

It was alright. Honestly, i was expecting an amazing murder mystery becuase of the reviews but it was disappointing in that way. I felt like it was a lot like a Colleen Hoover book and if you like those kind of books then this one is definitely for you. The romance was very prominent and I absolutely loved the setting and nature that the book was created in. It was honestly a sad book from the very beginning to the end, and this is definitely like a 15+ book (there’s a lot of interesting and graphic scenes with two lovers). However, I give this book a 3/5 because I was expecting an exciting thriller mystery but it was severely lacking until the end. I felt like there was a lot of unnecessary buildup. This one definitely isn’t one of my favorite books but if you like romance and coming of age stories then i recommend.

Highly recommend. The characters are rich and have layers of complexity that keep you turning the pages. Spellbinding until the end.

Had me till the end. The ending?!? Really

Amazing. Loved this book

Strength of a Child to survive. A wonderfully story of Strength to survive self learning of her surroundings in the marsh very Enjoyable

Amazing book. As usual better than the movie

Amazing. Excellent

5 Star. Such a good read! Highly recommend!

What a Wonderful Book. This was a touching story that I really enjoyed!

Good read. Every good read. I saw the movie 1st then read the book. Book was way better

Excellent book. This book is full of life. It’s a genuine story full of heart. A reminder that nature is important to keep alive and to appreciate knowing that it is in our very soul.

Slow start but then couldn’t put it down.. The first quarter of this book really didn’t catch my interest. I read 35-40 pages and then put it down for nearly 2 years. Heard about the movie and decided to give it another chance. Read even more the second time and was about to give up again but then my interest was caught. The last half I couldn’t put it down. I recommend highly.

Beautiful overall feel good book. Excellent writing and the movie was really good.

Perfect for this story. I loved the honesty and mystery in this story. More enthusiasm with each page, all of the way…to the end of the story.

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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 🥰

Where the Crawdads Sing. Extremely well written with the push and pull of the power of words magically sewn into each paragraph. The best magnetic pull to a book that I have had in quite some time….. I did not want this book to end……thank you Delia Owens. Carol Reichert Southampton Beach town, Canada

Excellent!. Loved this book.

That was sooooo good!. Thank you Delia for putting this story out into the world.

Perfect. I don’t know anyone who didn’t love this book. Perfect. Can’t wait to read it again in a year or so.

Kept me interested the whole way through. This was the first book I read in years come highly recommended from my family and man it did not disappoint.

Great Story. Fantastic read

Great read. Captivatingly woven tale of loss, loneliness and nature’s solace and guidance.

Wonderful. A beautifully written, imaginative story that’s never boring.

Awesome. Such a gripping story and keeps you reading all day long! Should be made into a movie:)

Where the Crawdads Sing. powerful amazing book. Look forward to more

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!!

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!

Brilliant. Brilliant book. Truly enjoyed it

Where the crawdads sing. Magic but the last few pages were thrown together

Excellent. I in all honesty could not put this book down. The best book I have read in years. A must read. You won’t be sorry

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.

Where crawdads sing. Wonderful story, the land and the people described beautifully ... couldn’t put it down

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.

Heart wrenchingly beautiful. The 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.

Beautiful story. One of the best books I’ve ever read

Amazing. This book is amazing. I 100% recommended.

Where the Crawdads Sing. I can’t say enough great things about this book. Unreal imagery and characterization. Simply amazing on all fronts.

Where the Crawdads Sing. Starts slowly. However last two-thirds are excellent.

Loved it. Well written. Fell in love with so many of the characters. Was sad when it was done.

Well written memorable story. I read this book in two days…unforgettable characters and I learned some amazing things about nature. This story will stick with you.

Where the Crawdads Sing. Amazing!!!

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Where the crawdads sing. Such an incredibly told tale … beautifully written and so compelling I couldn’t put it down. I’m sad I finished this book. It will be difficult to get Kya out of my mind. I think I’ll keep her with me for awhile. I loved this book … I devoured it.

<3. This author unleashed all the feelings I needed to feel

From the spirit. Ms 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.

Addictive Page Turning Emotional rollercoaster. I got this book as a gift, and although not a genre or book I would pick out myself. Owens quickly appealed to the feminist in me with her story about a young poor girl in southern states enduring abandonment, poverty and rejection and social isolation and yet is able to thrive and navigate ugliness in her life with grace and tenacity for surviving in her mash. With each roadblock Kya encounters, the more the reader becomes ensnared by novel. Kya’s determination and perseverance in the face of social and emotional trauma is inspiring but do not read if you are afraid to cry or fear becoming emotionally invested in the narrative.

Best book!. Best book I’ve read in a long time that made me cry tears of sadness AND joy. Very well written.

Beautiful story, lovely to read!. Amazing story for winding down. Really connected to the main character Kya. What a life.

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.

Great book, must read.. Really good book

Where the Crawdads Sing. Captivating 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 .

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

A favourite. So good!

Where the Crawdad Sing. This book captured me in the first few pages. Absolutely riveting and spell bound every page thereafter!! Until the very last page....did not see this ending coming! Beautiful, thank you!

Love. This was an excellent read. This is one of those books you feel you’re actually in as you read it. Wholeheartedly recommend it.

Summer delight. Beautifully written a pleasure to read.

5 stars!!. Amazing book! Would recommend 100 times over.

Mother Nature. Powerful novel of survival! The often silent experience between Nature and Humanity in cultures around the world, silently hidden from most of us and revealed in a never to be forgotten novel, Where The Crawdads Sing!

Where the Crawdads Sing. Spectacular 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

As murky, marvellous and misunderstood as the marsh itself. An 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.

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

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The Where the Crawdads Sing book written by Delia Owens was published on 14 August 2018, Tuesday in the Literary category. A total of 50,728 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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