Where the Crawdads Sing (free) author Delia Owens

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St So in late 1969 when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark the so called Marsh Girl But Kya is not what they say Sensitive and intelligent she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved When two young men from town becom. Started reading it 10am and finished 8pm Could not put it down Main characters are easy to get to know so you think and the story draws you in from the start I look forward to from this author Read this Book The Monarchs Are Missing suspect Kya Clark the Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding say Sensitive and intelligent Love is Blind she has Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia survived for years alone in the marsh that Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch she calls home finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the Catching Fire she yearns to be touched and loved When two young men from town becom. Started reading it 10am and finished 8pm Could not put it down Main characters are easy to get to know The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) so you think and the The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, story draws you in from the Incubus start I look forward to from this author Read this Book

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Where the Crawdads Sing

E intrigued by her wild beauty Kya opens herself to a new life until the unthinkable happens Where the Crawdads Singis at once an exuisite ode to the natural world a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising tale of possible murder Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keep. This story of a six year old child left to fend for herself in a Carolina swamp when her stereotype swamp trash likker sluggin pa finally doesn t come home again we re not told why hopefully an alligator ate him is an exercise in cliches We are asked to believe that this beautiful natch sensitive artistic blah blah little girl raises herself from barefoot illiteracy to womanhood and published fame as a naturalist with three self illustrated books on marshland flora and fauna She is taught to read and overnight to abandon her swamp patois for highbrow English by gosh a boy who falls in love with her and manages to educate her to university level with some textbooks Said boy having achieved this Pygmalion like transformation then departs to do his own high class degree promising to return to his true love who hangs around the swamp waiting But he doesn t return because alas he realises she is a wild creature a child of nature who would never fit into civilisation and so on So he passes on coming back to claim her and Swamp Girl s heart broken She has a fling with the baddie of the piece another walking cliche handsome privileged all the girls want to go to the prom with him and predictably he breaks her heart by marrying an appropriate girl who wears shoes and pearls Really at this point I was ready to give up on the novel but there is a murder involved and I wanted to find out whodunnit The murder itself is just a device and fails hopelessly The trial is ludicrous the murder allegations are based on evidence that no prosecuting counsel fictional or otherwise would have even remotely considered sound and the attempts to build suspense during the jury s deliberations are just plain sillyIf this flimsy and wholly ridiculous plot line were in any way to be redeemed it might have been through uality of writing because of the interesting environment of the swamp and its wildlife but even in this the novel fails The only passable passages are indeed the ones in which Ms Owens describes the swamp life The dialogue is ridiculous the love scenes are stitched together out of worn out cliches and the suspension of disbelief reuired of the reader is just asking way too muchI have no doubt that Delia Owens is an excellent naturalist and ecologist and an asset to her field But as a novelist she doesn t cut it Don t waste your money on this book Milk And Honey story and a Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price surprising tale of possible murder Owens reminds us that we are forever The Substitute Bride shaped by the children we once were and that we are all The English Wife subject to the beautiful and violent The Octopus Museum story of a Blood in the Dust six year old child left to fend for herself in a Carolina Living to Tell the Tale A Guide to Writing Memoir swamp when her The volunteer stereotype Sweet and Sour Milk Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship swamp trash likker The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling sluggin pa finally doesn t 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creature a child of nature who would never fit into civilisation and Brain Microtuble Associated Proteins Modifications in Disease so on So he passes on coming back to claim her and Swamp Girl Paul The Apostle s heart broken She has a fling with the baddie of the piece another walking cliche handsome privileged all the girls want to go to the prom with him and predictably he breaks her heart by marrying an appropriate girl who wears Maisy At the Beach Sticker Book shoes and pearls Really at this point I was ready to give up on the novel but there is a murder involved and I wanted to find out whodunnit The murder itself is just a device and fails hopelessly The trial is ludicrous the murder allegations are based on evidence that no prosecuting counsel fictional or otherwise would have even remotely considered Whore ified at Horror Beach HallowKreme 2018 Book 15 sound and the attempts to build Decoding Roulette suspense during the jury Its Not about You Mr. Santa Claus s deliberations are just plain Mr Greedy Mr Men and Little Miss sillyIf this flimsy and wholly ridiculous plot line were in any way to be redeemed it might have been through uality of writing because of the interesting environment of the A Daddy for Valentines swamp and its wildlife but even in this the novel fails The only passable passages are indeed the ones in which Ms Owens describes the Nightswimming swamp life The dialogue is ridiculous the love Pinned stitched together out of worn out cliches and the Sooner or Later You Wont Resist Me (Sooner Or Later, suspension of disbelief reuired of the reader is just asking way too muchI have no doubt that Delia Owens is an excellent naturalist and ecologist and an asset to her field But as a novelist Haduh aku di follow she doesn t cut it Don t waste your money on this book

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENONMore than 10 million copies sold worldwideA Reeses Book Club PickA Business Insider Defining Book of the DecadeI can't even express how much I love this book I didn't want this story to end Reese WitherspoonPainfully beautiful The New York Times Book ReviewFor years rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove a uiet town on the North Carolina coa. I was sure I would like this bookand actually finished it I grew irritated with each page by the last half I grew up in coastal North Carolina and was born in the 40s so would be the same age as the main characters It was clear that the author did not do her research about the area and about what would be plausible at the time of the story When she mentioned real towns she should have known Asheville would not be the destination city from the coast especially in the 60s Ma s old cardboard suitcase that had been in the closet in the marsh for 19 years would be covered in mildew Fireflies would have been called lightening bugs No boy in a small town in NC would have been named either Tate or Chase in 40s recent popular names I could go on and on The inconsistencies in the dialect was grating and many parts of the story were just not believable to me I am amazed that so many people loved the book and the poetry


12 thoughts on “Where the Crawdads Sing

  1. says:

    I was sure I would like this book..and actually finished it. I grew irritated with each page by the last half. I grew up in coastal North Carolina and was born in the 40s, so would be the same age as the main characters. It was clear that the author did not do her research about the area and about what would be plausible at the time of the story. When she mentioned real towns, she should have known Asheville would not be the desti

  2. says:

    About half this book was good. Beautifully written at times, and with an interesting, sometimes plausible story. But waitthe gaps Maybe less time talking about Kya fumbling around with sex with Chase and time on her development as a renowned author and painter would have been nice. There's , but you may be reading the book. I must comment th

  3. says:

    Wow! I just finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing. And I will say it again, Wow! This books is so filled with emotion. Kya, the main character, is trying to survive by herself from a young age. She has been abandoned by those who should teach her, guide her, protect her. She has to fend for herself. Two men come into her life and teach her about the good and bad in life.
    I only keep few book's that I kno

  4. says:

    Looks like I'm in the minority here, but did not enjoy this book. OK, wait, yes, I enjoyed the beginning and thought this has promise! Then, it just went down paths that caused me to go "meh". I could go on an on, but the thing that just got me the most, was when grown up Kya would speak. REALLY? I'm supposed to believe this kid, who was taught to read by another kid, would speak that properly and in such complete sent

  5. says:

    Started reading it 10am and finished 8pm! Could not put it down. Main characters are easy to get to know (so you think) and the story draws you in from the start! I look forward to from this author!! Read this Book!

  6. says:

    I know! Oh boy there are a lot of readers who will COMPLETELY disagree with this rating. Many of my friends loved this book. Let's begin with what I liked about this novel the main character's connection to nature and the scientific facts presented throughout the story.

    Now for the novel's downfalls

    SPOILER ALERT!

    This

  7. says:

    I'm very torn.

    After reading the 27,000+ rave reviews, my expectations were sky high. That's never a good thing, but the truth is, although there were many things to love in this story, there were many things I found lacking.

    First, the prose was absolutely stunning and beautifully descriptive. The problem for me was, amazing descriptions don't wow me. Amazing stories do. And I'm not entirely sure this was an amazing story.

  8. says:

    This story of a six year old child left to fend for herself in a Carolina swamp when her stereotype swamp trash likker sluggin' pa finally doesn't come home again (we're not told why hopefully an alligator ate him), is an exercise in cliches. We are asked to believe that this beautiful (natch), sensitive, artistic blah blah little girl raises herself from barefoot illiteracy to womanhood and published fame as a naturalist, with three sel

  9. says:

    After all the rave reviews I was expecting something exceptional but was completely underwhelmed. I felt the the characters were un

  10. says:

    This genuinely a novel that I could not put down for a number of reasons. The author’s unsurpassed knowledge and understanding of ‘nature’ and the natural world is than matched by her beautiful descriptive poetic prose. Her keen and insightful observations on our society, on relationships,love, prejudice, racism and sexism are intermin

  11. says:

    “Where the Crawdads Sing” has an enticing title. Unfortunately, it’s the best thing about the book. The natural science of which there is too much may be accurate; I cannot tell. The rest of the book is bad beyond belief. The plot is rickety; the characters are barely one dimensional; the prose is sugary and sickening. As for the dialoguemost “sound” like cartoon characters. The nadir, though, are the truly di

  12. says:

    A tale of a poor, uneducated yet strangely beautiful girl who grows up alone in a swamp while writing poetry and studying quantum physics.

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