Where the Crawdads Sing
Cut to the chase book review
Another successful book club read! Well written and detailed 'Where the Crawdads Sing' is a coming of age story set in 1969 in the marshland coast of North Carolina. 'Marsh Girl' Kya - as the unkind townspeople refer her - is the youngest child of a dysfunctional family that leaves one by one until she is living all alone surviving and learning off the land of her father's property. In time she grows into a young woman befriending and loving those whom she hopes she can trust until the unimaginable happens.
- Book location! Descriptive scenes of the North Carolina wildlife and nature that make you feel you are there with Kya as she grows and learns in the environment around her
- Main characters are fleshed out and real. Author did a great job with every character and how they flowed throughout the story
- Kya's family was the most interesting part of the whole book from her mother's departure to her abusive neglectful father and absentee brother Jody. The book could of been on her family alone as there was so much going on throughout her adolescence
- Who doesn't love a mystery and romance?
- How many story lines can we the reader take? As a long time reader I usually ask myself "Can authors just pick a lane?" Is it a mystery? A coming of age? A survival story? Yes, a book can be all that but it would be nice if authors could take a deep breath and chisel it down a bit. What is that saying again? "Less is more" ah that's right
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