Review #20

Title- Where the Crawdads Sing

Rating– 4/5

Genre- Women’s Fiction

POV- Third person, past tense.

Trope- Coming of Age, secrets

Similar Books/Comps– Where the Forest Meets the Stars, The Girls in the Stilt House

My emotions-  I felt drawn to nature.

Vibe– The different sections of the books all have different vibes.


Kya- I loved her uniqueness. She was sensitive, intelligent, a survivor.

The characters were set up strongly.


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. She yearns to be loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Best part-

I could imagine where she lived really well like the marsh was its own character.

What I’d change-

I’m unsure if I wanted to know the last bit/the last chapter.

“I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.”

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”


First half was much slower, but the last section definitely moved the fastest in regards to a page turner.


I appreciated the map visual before I started in the front cover.

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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