Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
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This novel was beautifully written and intertwined with science, acceptance, and ignorance of a society. I will definitely read this again.

 
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  "Where the Crawdads Sing must be read!" by lizblair (see profile) 07/06/19

Where the Crawdads Sing must be read! Any review I write here will not do Delia Owens prose justice. What a writer! What a story! One of the best books I have read in a while...

 
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It touched my heart. Captivating, overall lovely story.

 
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Difficult to read as the abuse and abandonment of a child was heartbreaking and cruel. However, the description of the marsh and nature was inspiring, informative and ultimately uplifting.

 
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Loved it, especially the ending!

 
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Loved it!

 
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Wonderful book!

 
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Loved it! My favorite book this year!

 
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  "Descriptive of coastal region" by 8feetfast (see profile) 08/24/19

A tale of melancholy sweetness. It read like watching the tide come in and out... with the same slow predictability. I found it a jolt the few times the narrative perspective changed. As a native North Carolinian, who can "I reckon" with the best, I found the vernacular a little false AND with all the coastal nature descriptions, I can't believe the author left out a Venus Flytrap! A bit like a modern To Kill A Mockingbird or Nell.

 
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You will love the Marsh Girl. Well written and an easy read!

 
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Loved her descriptions of the marsh and nature. While Kaya suffers terrible deprivation as a child she also understands nature in a way that few do because she relies on it so completely for her survival.

 
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  "Stays with you long after the book is closed." by kt2342 (see profile) 10/11/19

Haunting...The loneliness of Its seems into your bones The beauty and isolation of the marsh is powerful ! The end was not a surprise to me, although very early in the book I expected a. Face off between Tate and Chase.

 
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Review :
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We gave this an A. It was almost unanimous.

 
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This book was definitely one that I could not put down. It had me hooked from the start and kept me hooked until the very last page! A truly great read!

 
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  "The author's descriptions of the marsh are lyrical ...." by rkarpinecz (see profile) 11/15/19

but that's about it with this book. The story was unconvincing. It defies logic that a 5 year old child would have the skill, knowledge, and courage to survive alone.

 
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Beautifully written poetic story of woman and nature that keeps the reader engaged and rooting for the heroine.

 
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Obviously written by a scholar, the structure of the story is clever and sometimes Tate’s character reminds you of the author. It’s a crime story to begin with, but it can also be read as an allegory about environmental issues. The abandonment, the threat of rape, as well as the infertility of the “marsh girl” definitely mean to point to something beyond her character.

 
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This book was slow to start, but after about 50 pages I couldn't put it down. If was fantastic—until the last page and a half. What a shocker, and a disappointment! Book clubs will love this one!

 
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Utterly beautiful. Reminded me a little of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 
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This novel is wonderfully written flipping back and forth in time weaving a tale of romance and mystery. Kya’s character is something you can’t help but admire and root for, despite the undercurrent of doubt that Owens strings throughout. A story of “otherness” in so many dimensions that keeps you guessing until the very end.

 
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Kya is an interesting character to follow throughout the story. The book has you asking “Who dunnit” from the first page. Great ending.

 
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Poetic
Engaging
Poignant

 
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Our group had this as our very first book club selection. There was so much to talk about in this book. And definitely a great one to start for a book club. Some had already read it but they loved talking about it too!

 
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  "Loved this book!" by [email protected] (see profile) 02/13/20

This was so different than books I have recently read. I loved the focus on nature and the outdoors and was captivated by the optimistic nature of the main character's life in spite of the difficulties she faced.

 
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I loved it! The ending blew my mind!

 
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Good book, interesting twists -loved the marshy perspective

 
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Great book

 
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I found it difficult to believe that a child abandoned at 7 years old could survive in the marsh on her own, and ultimately become a published author and accomplished poet.

 
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It was a sweet story and a beautiful description of life on the back woods low country.

 
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My favorite book of 2019. Couldn't put it down. Great story and mystery all in one.

 
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