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Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Genre: Historical Fiction

BUG Rating: 5/5

Overall: I wasn’t going to post this review until next week… but I just can’t wait!! 

Phenomenal book! Where the Crawdads sing has firmly secured a place in my top 5 favourite books of all time!

I cannot believe how long it’s taken me to pick this one up. Having to blame my friend for not really trying enough to make me read it!

I LOVED IT. It has everything I love – historical fiction, a love story, an interwoven mystery AND a strong courageous female lead. Seriously … there’s nothing more I could ask for in a book!

The writing was fabulous, I loved how poetic and descriptive it was. It was just amazing. I really felt I was there, breathing the air from the marsh! 

I loved the way the book was structured, the dual timelines; alternating chapters between Kya’s childhood in the 1950s and when Chase Andrews is found dead in 1969.

I loved the characters. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. They were all crafted so well (👏🏻👏🏻) so many layers to their lives and personalities that we got to uncover throughout the book.

This book was just … wow. Obviously ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Plot:

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.

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