Two of my trusted BookJunkie friends recommended this book. I love the format of the story. Short chapters that easily switched from early years to later years. This story flowed from one chapter to the next, making it difficult to put the book down.
My heart went out to the main character, Kya Clark, the “Marsh Girl”. She had been bullied and rumors had circulated about her since she was a small child. Set in Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. When the town’s pride Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya. But Kya is not what they say – she is sensitive and intelligent, and has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a fascinating look the natural world in the Marsh, 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.
I found that I was flipping back to check dates on previous chapters. For that reason, I would recommend the print version over the kindle version.