Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

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 For years, rumors of the ?Marsh Girl? have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in l...

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Title:Where the Crawdads Sing
Author:Delia Owens
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Where the Crawdads Sing
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Where the Crawdads Sing Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jun 19, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

  • JanB
    Oct 10, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

  • Elyse
    Sep 09, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Oct 14, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

    A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up. The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase...

    I wadn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could hold so much. Yes, I'm aware that I'm sharing the very same quote that my bestie used for this book. But if a quote ever applied to a book...it's that one for this book. The story follows the "Swamp girl...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Sep 28, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

    A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up. The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase...

  • Dem
    Aug 25, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

  • Dianne
    Sep 02, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

  • Book of Secrets
    Jul 30, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

  • Esil
    Aug 03, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

    A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up. The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase...

    I wadn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could hold so much. Yes, I'm aware that I'm sharing the very same quote that my bestie used for this book. But if a quote ever applied to a book...it's that one for this book. The story follows the "Swamp girl...

    5 ? Amazing! A beautiful and remarkable coming of age story and whodunnit murder mystery that pulls you inside a magical backdrop of scenery deep in the marshy shores of North Carolina. Kya?s characterization is superb, as is the storytelling that weaves seamlessly from the segre...

    Where the crawdads sing is the place "far in the bush where critters are wild, still behaving like critters". That is where Catherine Danielle (Kya) Clark lived all of her life. Her father brought the family to the marshland 4 miles from Barkley Cove, North Carolina after he was wounde...

    A high 4 stars Where the Crawdads Sing was beautiful, sad and somewhat joyful. Set in the 1950s and 1960s in the marshlands of North Carolina, the story focuses on Kya, who at age 6 is essentially abandoned in a shack by her whole family. Somehow, with very little help, she manages ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 03, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

  • Angela M
    Aug 03, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Sep 23, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

  • Debra
    Sep 11, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

  • PorshaJo
    Sep 23, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

  • Phrynne
    Sep 24, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

  • Tammy
    Sep 07, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

    A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up. The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase...

    I wadn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could hold so much. Yes, I'm aware that I'm sharing the very same quote that my bestie used for this book. But if a quote ever applied to a book...it's that one for this book. The story follows the "Swamp girl...

    5 ? Amazing! A beautiful and remarkable coming of age story and whodunnit murder mystery that pulls you inside a magical backdrop of scenery deep in the marshy shores of North Carolina. Kya?s characterization is superb, as is the storytelling that weaves seamlessly from the segre...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Oct 14, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 22, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

  • Karen
    Aug 16, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Oct 06, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Aug 11, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

  • Faith
    Aug 04, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

    This one is a treasure - a book to be read slowly and every word savoured. An absolute delight. And keep the tissues handy - you will need them. The saddest thing is that Kya's mother should leave and not take her. In the end there is never really an explanation as to why anyone cou...

    Traveling Friends Group Read Review Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my most anticipated group reads and this story exceeded any expectations I had for it. I loved this story and it made for a fantastic discussion. Fifteen Traveling Friends joined in on this discussion and quite a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I wadn?t aware that words could hold so much. I didn?t know a sentence could be so full.? I cannot imagine a book that will end up beating Where the Crawdads Sing for my best read of 2018. Truly, this ...

    A brilliantly written, beautiful, and enigmatic novel. This is the most captivating book I've read this year and I am so glad to have picked it up. The story follows Kya Clark , the "marsh girl", as she grows up on her own on the North Carolina coast. When the town's beloved Chase...

    I wadn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could hold so much. Yes, I'm aware that I'm sharing the very same quote that my bestie used for this book. But if a quote ever applied to a book...it's that one for this book. The story follows the "Swamp girl...

    5 ? Amazing! A beautiful and remarkable coming of age story and whodunnit murder mystery that pulls you inside a magical backdrop of scenery deep in the marshy shores of North Carolina. Kya?s characterization is superb, as is the storytelling that weaves seamlessly from the segre...

    Where the crawdads sing is the place "far in the bush where critters are wild, still behaving like critters". That is where Catherine Danielle (Kya) Clark lived all of her life. Her father brought the family to the marshland 4 miles from Barkley Cove, North Carolina after he was wounde...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Oct 08, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Aug 18, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 13, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Sep 24, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 17, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

  • Katie B
    Jun 26, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

    Thank you to Penguin Publishing Group who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. This is a very special book about a girl named Catherine Danielle Clark (known as Kya) who lived in a shack in the Marsh lands of North Carolina. The story begins in 1952 when at the tender age ...

    I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a ?women?s literature? flavor to me that I don?t personally care for. A ...

    Pretty close to the beginning I felt an emotional attachment to the main character, Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl. It was hard not to given her mother left when she was a little girl, followed by her siblings and her father basically left her to fend for herself. I couldn't help but want to...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Sep 28, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...

    This is an amazing first novel by this author! In the marsh land, near the North Carolina coast, the youngest child of a big, poor family is first left by her mother, her brother and later her father...she is such a little girl and left to fend for herself.... so heartbreaking! This ...

    ? Dark and silent, late last night, I think I might have heard the highway call And geese in flight and dogs that bite The signs that might be omens say I'm goin', I'm goin' I'm gone to Carolina in my mind ?With a holy host of others standin' around me Still I'm on the dar...

    Here we have it, my favorite book of 2018! I think this one will be hard to top. Amazing!! A swamp and a marsh are very different environments. A marsh is a thriving and nurturing place, and it's there, along the North Carolina coast, that Kya lived and survived after being abandone...

    When I read the raving reviews on this one I knew I had to get it ASAP. At the same time, the print and audio arrived for me from my library. So I started the audio. At first, I didn't care for it. I love the audio narrator Cassandra Campbell but I felt her voice too soothing, too ligh...

    2.5 stars You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfort...

    The beauty of this book is in the descriptive writing which takes you on a journey through the Marshy Swamps of North Carolina. The character of Kyla Clarke abandoned and rejected by her family near stole my heart and this is a character that will stay with me for quite some time. T...

    3.5 stars. Heartbreakingly unforgettable. Deeply symbolic. Hauntingly atmospheric. This is the story of Kya, a ?marsh girl? who grows up isolated from society. Abandoned by her mother at the tender age of six, Kya is left vulnerable and constantly awaiting her return. At the ag...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Sep 23, 2018

    All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to...

    4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What...

    *5 Stars, easily!* WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark?a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. ...

    I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let me expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my alrea...

    MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND MEMORABLE STORY. For me to rate a book five stars it has to give me something bout of the ordinary, make me feel. Most of all it has to be a book or contain a character or characters that I won't forget. Above all it has to make me feel. This book did all three...

    4.5 all aboard the hype train stars!!! Full review along with a few recipes for a decadent southern fried feast featured on my blog Recipe and a Read! When Kya Clark is 6 years old, she watches as her mother walks away from her, seemingly without a second thought. With the depar...

    5 trilling stars to Where the Crawdads Sing! ? ? ? ? ? I am super excited to share this review with you because the book is on my favorites list for this year. The writing is lovely, and the storytelling is brilliant. Barclay Cove is a quiet place along the North ...

    Kya ran to the porch, watching her mother walking down the sandy lane in her fake alligator skin heels, her only going out pair, holding a blue train case. She never wore those heels and she never carried a case. That was the last time Kya saw her Ma. There has been fights before and M...

    **REPOSTING BECAUSE I'M EXCITED THAT MY BOOK CLUB IS GOING TO READ THIS ONE NEXT MONTH** Oh how beautifully mesmerizing this book is. I?ve moved this book to the #1 spot in my list of favorite books of 2018. Thanks to my Goodreads friends Angela and Diane for bringing this book to...

    Stunning, enchanting & emotive! So before I start off with my review there is something that I must confess to. While reading this novel there was always this niggling annoyance in the forefront of my mind telling me that I wasn?t connecting with the third person narrative her...

    Library Overdrive Audiobook... read by Cassandra Campbell .... Listening to this book was a ?fantastic? choice!!! I plan to buy the physical book, too. I want to re-read many of the sentences - see them in written book form...and own a book by Delia Owens. She?s a one-of...

    The hype is REAL with this one! Go ahead and bump it right up to the top of your TBR list. Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist. Where The Crawdads Sing might be a work of fiction, but it's her love song to a very real, very raw world. We spend so much time in civilization, in built-...