Review: Where The Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing - Cassandra Campbell, Delia Owens

OMG! This was amazing. At the start I did not think I would even finish this book, let alone enjoy it, but it picked up very quickly.


This story was haunting and heart-wrenching and sad and beautiful. Poor Kya lived such a horrible and yet full life. Everyone in her life walks out on her or abuses her, often both. She grows up alone--literally alone and somehow she survived and thrived in her own way. The wholesome, god-fearing church going community shun this poor child rather than help and nurture her. Who she grew up to be was in part because of their neglect and abuse, but somehow they blamed her for growing up alone in the marsh.


UGH this book made me so very angry because of how this poor girl was treated. I have to say I didn't expect the ending, but was very pleased with it. Excellent story!