Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is an inspiring coming of age story of Kya, the Marsh Girl, and a suspenseful murder mystery of the death of Chase Andrews. The book takes place in North Carolina in a small town called Barkley Cove in the 1960s. Kya understands life in the Marsh, but is seen as the outcast from the rest of society. She learns how to survive on her own and makes sense of the world through her knowledge of the Marsh. Owens uses Kya’s fascination of the Marsh to connect her life to the murder case. Although the book switches between the past and the present, the book is easy to follow because there are dates for each chapter that let readers know when it is talking about Kya’s childhood or the murder case. I recommend this book for young adults and adults as there is some foul language and some sexual content.

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