A book I had known nothing about until I saw a review from Sally Hepworth which is always worth following. An amazing book, such a beautiful story. Innocent sad and everything in between. Read it for yourself, you will love it.
Deeply moving and poignant, Where The Crawdads Sings is a coming of age tale like no other. Abandoned by her family as a small child, and shunned by society, Kya, the so-called 'Marsh Girl' grows up on her own on the fringes of society. With few friends, she gets by with the company of the marsh and sea birds that surround her home. One day Kya chances across Tate, a friend of her long lost brother, who takes her under his wing and teaches her to read, opening up a whole new world for her. Years later another young man from the town, Chase, is found dead at the bottom of an old fire tower, and suspicion immediately falls on 'The Marsh Girl'. A touching tale, Delia Owens tells a emotional story of an outcast, who the townspeople rally against because she is 'different'. This is a book to savour as Kya grows up amongst nature, surviving in her own way. The setting in the marsh comes alive as we befriend the birds, fish, and hunt for shells and mussels with Kya. She is a tragic figure, but has an amazing inner strength about her. A truly memorable character. This is bound to be one of my best reads of the year, and one I will never forget.