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Devangana | 4 comments Book review⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens. An evocative, captivating story of strength, resilience, nature, survival, the indomitable human spirit in the face of rejection, abandonment, hatred, prejudice, loneliness.

Kya Clark, known as the ‘Marsh girl’, a ‘savage beast’ for outsiders, abandoned by her family and alienated by the town, left alone in the Marshland to fend for herself. An illiterate in the written language, but an expert in the language of nature. The story follows Kya’s solitary life in the Marsh, from an abandoned child to an accomplished adult, exemplifying how opportunity and small acts of kindness by strangers can go a long way. The time-line shifts between Kya’s growing up years to the present-day murder of Chase Andrews, a popular member of the community.

The start was a little slow but after that the story was gripping, simple writing dotted with beautiful poetry. As a nature and wildlife lover, I found, Delia Owens vivid imagery of the flora and fauna of the marshlands, both serene and exciting. It was an enjoyable read throughout, but the last 50-60 pages sealed the deal. After finishing the book, I was left overwhelmed with a concoction of emotions. I have been struggling to write about this book, no matter how articulately I write, it just does not do justice to Delia Owen’s words. It’s a story that simply has to be read.

Favourite lines
‘Trapped inside,
Love is a caged beast,
Eating it’s own flesh.
Love must be free to wander,
To land upon its chosen shore
And breathe’

message 2: by Ramona (new)

Ramona (ramonalisa) | 3 comments Love that quote! ❤️

message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3 comments Loved this book! ❤

message 4: by Jan (new)

Jan Petrie | 5 comments I agree - it's a really good book.

message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3 comments Agreed, great review, great book, great taste!

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Tracy (tracylemos) | 4 comments This is a unique story and I think that's part of why it's so popular. I enjoy when authors come up with a different sort of story. I loved The twist at the end! Kept me thinking for days....

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Tanya (goodreadscommillertanya) | 13 comments Awesome review! Looking forward to reading this!

message 8: by Kristine (new)

Kristine | 101 comments Thanks for the review. I have this on my TBR for a long time. Glad to hear so many people liked it.

Sandra A. Keller | 1 comments I really enjoyed this book. Recommended to my friends and readers

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Anne Egseth | 1 comments 'If you liked Where The Crawdads Sing, you'll love This is All He Asks Of You. It's incredibly unique in its storytelling and captivates you from the start.'
The Glitter Guide Magazine.

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Aida | 5 comments I read this last summer and i loved every second of it.

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Renee (elenarenee) | 1 comments this is one of my all time favorite

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Alyssa (fairaegurl) | 2 comments I really enjoyed this book! I resonated with Kya a lot because I am an ecologist and often find solace while searching through nature while alone. It was also written beautifully, it made me want to visit the NC swamp area!

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LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 1 comments I truly did very much enjoy the book and loved the character, Kya.

However, I did have one major gripe with the book which I think is more of an issue that should have been caught by the editor, although in doing research the writer should have been aware of NC geography.

Throughout the book they talk about going to Asheville to buy a bike, etc., etc. Yet the book is set in the marshlands area of NC which is by the coast. Asheville is located hours and hours away and simply would not have been a shopping destination. It might have been a tourism destination, but shopping could have been in a number of places - Greenville, Wilmington, New Bern or even Raleigh or Norfolk, VA would have been better choices.

That said - the book was great. It just needed someone to catch that geographical error.

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