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Jun 12, 2021
Wow. Wow! I haven't stayed up to finish a book in years, and I'm so glad it was this one. It's almost 1AM and I am on a book high. The beginning was a bit a slow-going, it takes a minute, but once it grabbed you it does not let go.
Jun 08, 2021betsymarzoni rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This novel could be the basis for a very popular and visually beautiful movie.
Jun 02, 2021Nativereader rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Was there anyone who didn't love this book? Well, from the comments below, I suppose so but this is far superior than many other books in storytelling, suspense, surprise, romance, danger, nature...you name it. I loved most of the…
May 11, 2021eparker2k1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Idk maybe it's just me, but I didn't love this book. It was good but didn't have me staying up all night to finish it either. It was sad. And I felt the first half of it moved awfully slowly. The ending make it worth it but it was kinda…
Apr 25, 2021EARRRRRR rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I love how Owens uses her background as a zoologist to provide beautiful descriptions of creatures and nature in general. It is a very lyrical and moving story. Some of the events ended up shocking me due to the great presence of the…
Apr 14, 2021zakksmom rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I thought this was a great book. If it takes me less than 3 weeks to finish reading a book, then it was a good one. Very riveting, must read.
Apr 14, 2021Sandycanread rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I found the way Kya was left by all of her family very unbelievable. She was just a little girl, wouldn’t one of her siblings rescue her when they ran away. Would a community really abandon a child all by herself? I did enjoy the…
Apr 04, 2021ownedbydoxies rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
The nature-based elements of the story were really fine in my opinion, but when it came to descriptions of main characters and their relationships, I found it a little too bodice-rippingly simplistic. She's drop-dead gorgeous, both blokes…
Apr 03, 2021CRay rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Seems like a regular, predictable novel, until the ending. The ending kicks you in the gut. It is memorable, for sure. I did like the descriptions of nature. It paints a picture like that of bayou near New Orleans. People who are keen…
Mar 31, 2021beaches4evr rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this book! Such lovely descriptions of North Carolina marshlands and coastal areas, and the birds and other animals that inhabit them. A different world for me , and I felt like I was there.
Mar 24, 2021LynJoan rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I had a hard time getting a hold of the time-line shift and figuring out the story initially, but that soon passed. An intriguing tale of a young girl who learns about life through nature, her only companion. Inspiring and fantastic, I…
Mar 21, 2021GLNovak rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
It seems that I am not quite as taken with this book as many others are. This very fast read had me shaking my head from time to time as I tried to imagine Kya's day-to-day life. I also began channelling Gene Stratton-Porter's book 'Girl…
Mar 10, 2021SJPL_Hailey rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is an inspiring coming of age story of Kya, the Marsh Girl, and a suspenseful murder mystery of the death of Chase Andrews. The book takes place in North Carolina in a small town called Barkley Cove…
Mar 05, 2021EBirdy rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I do not see what all the hype was about this book. The storyline was nothing new, the dialogue was very rough and stereotyped. There was not a lot of growth in the main character. No one had positive relationships really, and the trial…
Mar 04, 2021
A slow brew steeped in the marshes of the Carolinas. Great read that draws you in page by page.
Feb 18, 2021AnnieFofa rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a WONDERFUL book! One of the best I’ve read in quite a long time.
Feb 17, 2021
Recommended by Beth & Patti
Feb 06, 2021fredlichty rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best books I’ve read in the last couple years.
Feb 06, 2021niewegec rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was completely enraptured by this novel. It was such a heartbreaking tale of loss, love and a girl just trying to fit in with the rest of the world when she was dismissed as an outcast. I was captivated from start to finish, and thought…
Jan 26, 2021123chenoa rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Emotionally gripping. An exact definition of how loneliness can ache to the core for the main character in her remote shack the same as it can strike us living in a bustling city. A fast read that I finished in one day. I look forward…
Jan 25, 20210424pat rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Good read. Twist at the end. South Carolina.
Jan 21, 2021barrFAM2010 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I really loved this book. I often pick up books only to put them down and never read them because the Author fails to reel me in early. I found my attention was captured early on, with my heart breaking for this tiny little girl. As the…
Jan 20, 2021Inner_Typewriter rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Where the Crawdads Sing is a very fine debut novel. Delia Owens takes on self isolation, loneliness, abandonment, and forgiveness in her coming of age novel. The only shortcoming is her plot twists are very predictable and for me, no…
Jan 20, 2021abthomps rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Lots of emotion. Great ending :)
Jan 20, 2021christinalmn rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I read this for a book club and it started off slow, so I didn't think I'd finish it. What a heartbreaking personal story that really dove into the main character and her life struggles. At one point, the murder mystery pulled me in and…