Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Main Characters

  • Kya Clark
  • Chase Andrews
  • Tate
  • Jody
  • Jumpin

Publisher’s Summary

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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My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Where the Crawdads Sing is another book that did not fit my psychological thriller but the ending gave it those extra points!

The only reason why I started to read Where the Crawdads Sing was due to the movie on Netflix. I can never watch a movie/show before reading the book so I had to pick it up. Not going to lie it was difficult to read due to the language and I ended up listening to most of it because of the dialect.

I loved Kya’s growth and narrative. I love my strong girl character-driven books and she definitely shocked me at the end. I was not foreseeing it.

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Book Quotes

When cornered, desperate, or isolated, man reverts to those instincts that aim straight at survival. Quick and just. They will always be the trump cards because they are passed on more frequently from one generation to the next than the gentler genes. It is not a morality, but simple math.

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

The definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what’s necessary to defend a woman.

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Time ensures children never know their parents young.

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing