I argued with a few of the characters, even at the resolution (which was damn good, by the way). Where the Crawdads Sings has a lot of dimensions, and I recommend reading it with a friend or a book club.
It was slow-going in the beginning, and I was of course unfamiliar with the narrative voice at that point. I was therefore wary of retaining the sensory details if only fleeting scenery or background information. However, author Delia Owens is consistent in the marsh and its lovely creatures as analogies for human behavior, the life cycle, and the will to live. And Kya, an illiterate and penniless child raising herself, is its unassuming guide.
A book review for Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) (Cassandra Campbell, narrator)
Jubalyn ExWilliams lives in Pennsylvania (United States). Her website is updated at landturn.com.
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