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Where the Crawdads Sing

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE--The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature." 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...

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82 ratings

I can't stop thinking about this book!

This story is an emotional roller-coaster. It took me completely off guard in a very good way. I haven't seen the movie yet because I'm so afraid it won't do the story justice. Delia's writing is probably probably one of the best I've ever experienced. If you haven't read this book GET IT AND DO IT! You won't regret it!

Just buy it...

This is the best book I've read since The Notebook, 25 years ago. It is incredibly powerful. Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

Horribly Overrated!

I am an avid reader, reading almost a book a day from a variety of genres. I held off for years but finally bought this highly rated book. What a huge disappointment! It’s difficult to say why without spoilers, so let me just say this. The writing is overly flowery. The plot expects us readers to suspend belief to the point where I nearly threw the book across the room. I found myself constantly groaning at the absolutely ridiculous things constantly being thrown at us!! The ending was complete nonsense. Aside from that, it was a really great read. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I wish I hadn’t.

Great book!

Kind of book that jumps back and forth in time. Easy to read and get into. Good story, though definitely sad at times. Felt the ending was rushed but overall enjoyed.

Where the crawdads sing

Where the crawdads sing is an awesome read and what a surprise at the end.

Amazing Book!

This is a beautifully written book. Delia Owens did a wonderful job writing the story. I loved the way she wrote about Tate and Kya’s love story in connection to wildlife. I sort of wished I hadn’t read the ending though. If Ms Owens writes another novel I will definitely buy it.

A gem of a book

I don't usually write reviews, but this book deserves a nod. The way the author describes the marsh throughout puts you right there. It's a quick read, but ridiculously well written. I read the entire book in 4 days, just reading in the morning and evening. It's hard to put down, and The Marsh Girl hits you in the feels several times throughout the story. If you're looking for a really great book that is entertaining and fulfilling, yet not too mind-consuming, this is it. Buy it and read it before you watch the movie. If you're an avid book reader, you know what I mean. I, myself, have not watched the movie yet. I hope they've done the book, story and characters justice, but we all know how that goes, haha The book is always better. Buy the book, read the book, you won't regret it.

What a book!

Oh my this story definitely pulled at my heart strings. Poor Kya got dealt such a bad hand of life’s cards. I cried through most of it, I won’t even lie. But this was such an amazing story. Definitely a book worth reading!

It Was Worth The Wait

I had another book to get through before I could start this one so when I say it was worth the wait...that's what I mean. It took me about two weeks or so to read this book, the beginning is a little slow, its still very interesting but just slow to get to the action. It's an emotional book, you feel happy, sad, angry, etc. all while reading it. It sure has a twist (or two) as you go and you will fall in love with some of the characters. I would read this again and suggest it to anyone that needs a good solid read.

Great Read

The characters are great. A fantastic story about loneliness and protecting one’s self. Loved this read.

Great descriptions of the Marsh, but the plot stretches well beyond believability.

Well written story of a girl who raises herself in the Marsh of the Carolinas. Beautiful depiction of the flora, fauna, sounds of the marsh. Likeable characters but the story is really a fairy tale when it comes to believability.

Um well

I ordered this on June 29th and it's saying it created a label but also says it won't be on the way till January 1st I was hoping to get this soon and read it but I'm not sure now.

wonderful book

I was anxiously waiting for this book my mother asked me to order this for her we are very pleased as the book is new as you said it would e thank you again for this order anxious to read everything is what i truly expected;

Thoroughly enjoyed

To be honest, I can't quite put my finger on why I liked this book so much, but I really did. Owens has a way with words and a wonderful ability to paint a picture in your mind. Her degrees in zoology & animal behavior add so much to this book, but it never felt forced or too scientific; it always fit in well with the story.

Beautiful

Beautifully written. Emotional. Truly loved this.

Obsessed!

Absolutely love every second of reading it. Very well written

Southern Love Story

This is a book that I can remember almost scene to scene. Its courageously inspiring and worth a second and third trip into your mind.

Where the Crawdads Sing an excellent book I loved it I would read it again and told several people i

Excellent book tugs at your heart strings very intriguing didn't want to put it down. I borrowed it from a friend I am definitely going to purchase one for myself.

Keeps you on your toes

The author does an amazing job keeping you thinking. The love story is everything you want it to be

Couldn’t put this book down

I dont Have a lot of time to read full books but this one I finished in 6 days. I couldnt Put it down and read it every spare few minutes I had.

Loved this book!

Beautiful book, the story it's something special! Almost want to read it again.

Great! So many emotions

Such a great story. So many ups and downs but loved Kya the main character throughout.

This is good literature?

If I were a North Carolinian I would be incensed at the author’s portrayal of North Carolinians as she has no connection to North Carolina! Fragmented and pointless. And they are making a movie version!

Amazing!!

By far the best book I've read in years! Do yourself a favor and read this book!

Not sure what all the hype was about

Got this book based on how popular it is and I was a bit disappointed.

the milwaukee murders?

got a book about jeffrey dahmer! thanks!

Well deserved best seller

Pro: Couldn’t put it down it's full of twist and refreshingly real Con:Wasn't a huge fan of the years jumping around or the ending

Hard to put down

A wonderfully moving book.. believe the reviews, it's A great read

One of My All Time Favorites

This book is a beautiful work of art. I have recommended it time and time again; no matter what genre you read, you will enjoy this story.

Great book to read

I usuially stick to historical fiction books to read. This book was a quick read. The back story of the Swamp Girl is sad and very will writen. I can't wait to see the movie of this book which is being produced right now.

I love, love this book. I could not put it down.

This book made me cry and laugh excellent book. Did not want to and.

Top of the list

Heartbreaking, heart warming, utterly incredible story. A true page turner.

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Love love love

Love love love!! Highly recommend! This book has it all….nature, love, romance, murder, relationships, hardship. Just a beautiful book and the end was great too! 10/10!

This one made me cry

Amazing story, I didn't want it to end. You will feel what the writer is saying and become apart of these characters. One of my favorites!

My Favorite

Excellent. I have been an avid reader for 56 years. I did not have "the favorite book" until now.

Not my taste

I can't deny the beauty in the flow of the words, or the loving way nature is described, but there is something lacking in the story itself. At least for me. Too flat, too predictable, too melodramatic. It deserves all the love people give it, it's just not my taste

Not everybody can write fiction

Ms. Owens and her husband have written several good written-for-the-layman books about the environmental perils threatening Africa and its wildlife. Her attempt at literary fabrication reads like a high-school creative writing production in an inflated version. Was the publisher trading on her name just to sell books, and not relying on its editors?

One of my favorites

This book was beautiful and sticks with you

Well-written book

A little slow at the start, but I couldn't put it down as a I got further into the story.. Great story of life, love and intrigue.

Crawdads Sing

Excellent read.

Great Story

Such a good book. Was unsure about it in the first chapter but once it stated going it was hard to put down. Loved the characters and the authors descriptiveness off the people and settings.

Not believable

This story is not believable in the least. The girl and boy relationship is so cheesy.

Good, not great

This book is a great fit for those who know a lot about birds and what marshlands are like. It is supposed to be a good mix of murder mystery and coming of age, but it is very little of the former. Well written and enjoyable, but the ending was predictable.

So comforting

This was an amazing book. Kya’s strong love of nature and her wildness were relatable for me, that I felt like I knew her. Great story line and characters.

Simply AMAZING

This is the best book I’ve ever read. I finished it in 2-3 days while I was at the beach. I wish I could erase it from my memory so I could re-read it for the first time again. So so good! I highly recommend!

Couldn't put it down!

This book was wonderful. It kept my attention through every stage of Kya's life! I laughed, and definitely cried at some parts. It was humbling to read and I will read it again!

Great beginning, but then...

I was loving the 1st half of this book but then it started to lose me. Court hearings are not what I like to read about. Good story though

Great book! Many life lesssons

Well-written, great story and characters, many life lessons. Really enjoyed this book!

10/10 would recommend

Honestly, one of the best books I have ever read. One of a kind original, but still appealing to universal themes of love, loneliness, and nature. You need to read this.

It will suck you in.

So easy to finish in a day. The storyline sucks you win and you can’t stop turning the pages.

Incredible!

I could not put this book down! The writing is incredible, the story beautiful, and the descriptions captivating. I have been chasing this quality of writing since I finished the book. A similar book might be Before We Were Yours.

incredible book

i could not set this book down and read it within two days. it is truly entrancing and paints such beautiful images of nature

Loved this book!

This book hooked me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down until I finished. This isn’t the type of book I would normally read but I absolutely loved it. The author told a tale of friendship, survival, heartbreak, and romance. I absolutely loved the ending. I would recommend this book to any and everyone.

It will be a good movie.

Kind of slow in the beginning and became a bit predictable yet it is a good story. The imagery is very descriptive...I could see in my mind a perfect picture of the marshlands. All in all I enjoyed the book.

the best

Where the Crawdads Sing is my all-time favorite book. I am not sure what it is about it, but I just love it so much! That being said, the ending wrapped up a little too quickly for my liking, so I was all little disappointed. Probably just because I didn't want it to end! Definitely recommend to everyone.

Please dont end

I read this book in 10 hrs. I did not want the story to end. Beautiful writing. Some twist plots. Highly recommend.

Wow

Coming from a teenager who doesn’t usually enjoy reading, this book was hard to put down! Such a good plot, I feel in love with the characters, and I cannot wait for the movie to come out!!

A great read!

This book will stay with you a long while. A year since reading it I still find myself thinking of how this or that worked.

Didn’t really enjoy

Some love it, some don’t. I found it very hard to finish. But I forced myself.

Where The Crawdads Sing was ...

my favorite novel of the many I read in 2020 (and I'm never without a novel.) Plot, characterization, descriptions, mood, were beyond excellent. Written with such passion, creating so much intrigue, simply superb in every sense of that word. Every moment of reading that great novel was precious. It has been months since I finished it and I still think of it often. The characters were so vivid that they still live on in memory. Do not miss this extraordinary reading experience.

Now a favorite

Excellent book-I was left wishing there was more when I came to the end. I am normally more of a fantasy and sci-fi gal but this one was riveting.

Great read!

Loved this - had me hooked from the begining.

Beautifully Written

I couldn’t put this book down and finished it in about 2 nights of reading. Heartbreaking and beautiful. The way the author writes so descriptively, colloquially, and poetically really transports you. Highly recommend.

Captivating

A solid read. The story, description, and characters are fantastically portrayed. I wouldn't be surprised if they turn this is into a movie. Couldn't put it down

My favorite

This is my favorite book at the moment. I loved the imagery. And the ending :-O

One of the best books I have ever read.

Loved this book! The characters come alive from the first pages and you will feel you are part of the story. The author tells a beautiful and sad tale of the coming of age of a young girl fighting for her place in the world. I can honestly say that this is one of the most intense, gripping tales that will stay with me for a very long time. And the ending!!!! Thank you Delia Owens for a wonderful experience!

Where the Crawdads sing

If you are looking for a gem. Look no further. This book will keep you up late at night reading. Very good!

Half and half!

I really enjoyed the first half of the book, reading about the main character’s difficult childhood. It felt authentic through the eyes of a child dealing with loss, neglect, and discrimination. You can really feel her pain and understand why she hides from companionship, yet seeks the feeling of belonging. The second half was a little predictable and cheesy. It lost some of the authenticity and deep feelings, alternating between murder mystery and romance. The ending made it feel like a book that I enjoyed but won’t consider a “must read” for a friend.

Where The Crawdads Sing is the best book that I have read in years.

Excellent beyond describing. Heartfelt, sad, inspiring, must read. Great for families and nature lovers.

Great book

I was sorry this book had an ending. Just one of those books that you didn’t want it to end. Enjoy!

No words

I sometimes don’t like best sellers, they tend to not live up to the hype. But not this book. No, this book will stay with me for a very long time. Absolutely wonderful. Beautifully written, descriptive, sad and happy all at once. Truly a magnificent book.

Achingly lovely

A good book makes your heart ache a little, but leaves you feeling like you've just witnessed something beautiful. This book is exactly that - an artful work that pulls at your heart strings. My favorite read this year.

Very different but so good.

This is an excellent book. It was so fascinating all the way through. And what an ending!

Love this book

I loved loved this book I borrowed it from somebody but I will need to buy it after I read it . I will want to read it again for sure later.

Just loved it!

The detailed description of her surroundings and environment built the characters and showed a painfully beautiful coming of age story with suspense through the second half. Could not put the book down.

Where the Crawdads Sing is bound to be a classic.

"Where the Crawdads Sing" is a book I could not put down. Thank goodness I was on vacation when I began to read it. The plot, the storyline, the eloquent descriptions are all linked together so well. You will feel like you're right there with the Marsh girl in her boat or marsh. I cannot wait for Delia Owens' next novel!

Where the Crawdads sing

This book is very well written and keeps you suspended in a mindset of, "What is going to happen next?" You never see the ending coming.

couldn't put it down!

I loved how much detail Delia Owens put into the rural, coastal setting of Where the Crawdads Sing. This book is beautiful, heartbreaking, infuriating, heartfelt and surprising. I read it in one setting. Absolutely couldn't put it down and couldn't hardly wait to discuss it with friends. I didn't have it figured out half way through the way I often do with well liked book club type books. I found this book fresh and all consuming. This is one I'll recommend time and time again.

A must read!

Very well written. The author makes you feel like your in the marsh with the characters! Can’t wait for this author to write more books!

Wonderful

Very well written. I was very surprised with the ending.

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