NOVEL REVIEW: Where The Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens



Eiyo dearies,

How's everyone doing? I hope you guys are doing good even tho the world now is not really in a good situation. I just finished reading a novel titled, Where The Crawdads Sing (WTCS) last two days. The novel is written by Delia Owens. Today, I'm going to share with you guys my review of WTCS. Now let's begin with the author's short bio.


ABOUT DELIA OWENS

Image by Dawn Marie Tucker (deliaowens.com)

Delia Owens is an American author and zoologist. She was born in Georgia and now lives in Idaho. Where The Crawdads Sing is Owens's first novel. Before becoming a novelist, Owens writes non-fiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa (she used to live in Africa for quite a long time). Most of her non-fiction books were a bestseller. Owens has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing. Her works have also been published in Nature, The African Journal Of Ecology, and many others.


ABOUT WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING



The whole setting of the story takes place in Barkley Cove, a small quiet town on the North Carolina coast. WTCS tells the tale of a young woman named Kya Clark. Kya lives in the Marsh (a swam place in Barkley Cove). Kya is different and she is also considered wild by the townspeople. Most of the townspeople are prejudice against Kya. They think she is dirty and uncivilized. They even nicknamed her the 'Marsh Girl'.

But Kya is not what they say. Kya is sensitive and shy, but yet intelligent and brave. Kya was abandoned by her own family at the age of 10. Since she was 10 years old, Kya had survived on her own in the Marsh by selling clamps and mussels. She had also made friends with nature. To Kya, the Marsh is her home.

When Kya was a teenager, she met a handsome boy named Tate. Tate taught Kya how to read. From friends, they became lovers. But later, Tate had to leave for college. So Kya was alone again.

Four years later, Kya met the town's heartthrob and quarterback, Chase Andrews. Kya and Chase started dating. Chase was very handsome, romantic, and a sweet talker. But he was not a sincere person. Kya at first thought Chase loved her. He told her that he will marry her. But in the end, he cheated on her and married another girl. Again, Kya was heartbroken.

In October 1969, Chase is found dead under the firehouse. The town's police suspect it's a murder case. Most of the townspeople immediately suspect Kya of murdering Chase. But is it true? Did Kya really kill Chase? What? Why? When? Where? Who? And how?


MY REVIEW



WTCS is a very beautiful novel. Owens's writing is simply brilliant. I like the way Owens combine nature, science, art, poetry, and creative writing in her work. As a person with zero knowledge of zoology, I learned a lot about it from reading this novel. Reading WTCS also makes me believe that zoology is very interesting. And I want to learn more about zoology after this. Insya'Allah. Besides romance, this novel also has mystery and humanity issues in it.

I also like Kya's character. I think Kya is very brave, strong, and intelligent. The way Owens portrays Kya makes it easy for me to connect with the character. I can feel Kya's feelings from reading this novel.

Overall, I rate WTCS 10/10. I highly recommend all bookworms to read this novel. Guys, Where The Crawdads Sing is a MUST-READ novel. Plus, WTCS is already listed as Sunday Times Bestseller. The novel already receives positive feedbacks from novel critics, the media, book clubs, and readers. I also just heard the news yesterday, that WTCS will soon be adapted into a movie. Wow!!!!!! I'm totally excited about that. I hope Kya's character will be played by Zendaya. With her dark exotic beauty, I think Zendaya is the most suitable actress to play Kya Clark.



Ok, that's all for now. Before I end this post, I would like to ask my readers two questions. Has anyone read Where The Crawdads Sing? If yes, what are your opinions on the novel and Delia Owens's writing? Pls, share them with me in the comment box below.

Thank you for reading. Hope to see you guys again soon.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. I loved this book! Where the Crawdads Sing was a pleasure to read. The author has a magical way with words that transports you into the story. Like you, I enjoyed the combination of nature, science, art and the sense of deep loneliness in this coming of age story.

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  2. I've heard such good things about this book, and especially the author! Thank you for sharing this post x

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  3. I like how you give some background on the author before you go into your review. I loved this books, and now I see why Crawdads felt so rich (author’s study of nature). Thank you for the thoughtful review!

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  4. Where the Crawdads Sing was one of my favourite books of 2020, I absolutely loved it! So glad you did too, lovely review :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Actually, I decided to read this novel after reading your review of it. Again, thank you for your recommendation. I’m planning to read The Midnight Library and Malibu Rising soon 😉😉😉

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  5. I haven't read this yet, but will add to my TBR list! It sounds like a very intriguing plot and from what you described, it seems like a great story of nature and growing up. thanks for sharing :)

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  6. This was definitely one of my favorite books I've read for sure! Such a great novel!

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  7. Haven't read this yet, but after reading your review, definitely puting it on my reading list. Thank you for sharing

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  8. I need to read this! It's on my TBR as many people have recommended it, great review x

    Sophie | https://www.loveandliterature.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, WTCS is a very beautiful novel. You should not miss it.

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  9. Yes, I have read the book and I totally loved it. It is a book that I definitely will re-read some day and it will be comforting to be back in the company of old friends.
    Apart from good character development I also thoroughly enjoyed her descriptions of nature, of birds, of Kyra's "here and now". Thanks for reminding me of this awesome book!

    Carpe Diem! | https://OurCarpeDiem.com

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  10. Ooh, I've been wanting to read this one, I'm glad you chose to review it! I'm even more intrigued by it after reading your review. Thanks for sharing! Will be great to see the movie version, too!

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  11. This sounds like a brilliant book! I've never heard of it before so I thoroughly enjoyed reading this review about it. Perhaps I'll have to add it to my list of books to read! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Yeah, WTCS is a novel you must not miss. So pls read this novel

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  12. Thank you for such a thorough review. I have seen this book on several bestseller lists but it never interested me. Thanks to your review, I will have to give it a read!

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  13. I have this book to read soon, I can't wait as I've heard such amazing things. Great review x

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  14. I have yet to read Where the Crawdads Sing, but it's been sitting on my shelf for a while and I've heard so many great things about it, so I'll have to read it soon! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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    1. Yeah, you have to read the novel soon. Don’t just let it stay on the shelf.

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  15. Oooo I haven't read this book or even heard of it, but it sounds fab!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  16. I've been seeing some good reviews of this book so I appreciated your input here. This sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Welcome. Yeah, I bet ypu’ll like this book. So pls read it soon.

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  17. i haven't read this book..nice sharing. The story sounds great,..will check it later

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  18. Ok. Nak cari the novel online la. Nak tambah reading materials semasa MCO 2.0 nie.

    Nak adapt to movie? Yes!!! Nak tengok!

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    1. Read it before you watch the movie, Rawlins. I’m sure you are going to love this novel.

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  19. Hi Fadima this seems like an interesting book and by the short narrating you gave you got me interested in it. For me I never read Crawdad sing infact it's been long since I read a book I was mostly reading blogs and the word of God lately. But I would like to find out what happened after Kya was a suspect of killing chase and also got a bit excited since you said it might be played as a movie. Hoping to see the movie thank you for sharing cheers.

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    1. Welcome. I also suggest you to read this novel first before you watch the movie.

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  20. sounds interesting. i haven't read any of Delia writing. maybe this might be a start. thanks for reviewing

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  21. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed Where the Crawdads Sings - I actually have a copy of this on my bookshelf so looking forward to picking it up.

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  22. I absolutely ADORED this book! I'd stayed away from it for a while due to all the hype but I got it for Christmas. Like you, I learned so much about marsh nature, and that's so exciting to hear it might be a movie some day too. Great review, Fadima, thank you!

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    1. Yay......high five, Lisa. We have the same taste.

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  23. It is true that we can always learn something from a new book right? Like in your case you got to be exposed to zoology which is definitely a bonus right?

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  24. Best kan kalau penulis ada kepakaran dalam sesuatu bidang sebab olahan dia nampak real. Sayangnya watak Chase meninggal :(

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    1. Hahaha.......watak Chase tu hansap giler wo. Kalo you baca novel dia.....sure you akan marah giler kat Chase Andrews tu. Hansap teramat sgt!

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  25. I can imagine how heart-broken Kya when Chase cheated on her! Interested to know about the rest of the story! Going to search for the answer for sure :)

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    1. If you want the answer, read the book. It worth it.

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  26. Sis tak pernah baca bukunya Fadima.. tapi interesting pulak bila membaca review you.. sebab ianya kisah benar, mesti bila baca main perasaan tu huhuhu

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    1. Erm......WTCS is a fiction. Not based on a true story.

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  27. I have never read this book, Where The Crawdads Sing. But the storyline seems very interesting. I think I'll look for the copy later to see the whole story. Thanks for sharing sis.

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  28. Oh wow, I'm tempted to get this book because of the high rating you gave. And the fact that it's a multi-million bestseller.

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  29. such a interesting story of a brave and independent girl. cant wait for this novel to be filmed.

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    1. Hehehe.......read the novel first before you watch the film ya

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  30. Great review. I've heard a few people say how good this book is. I definitely need to get a copy and read it myself.

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  31. Good review and good penerangan mudah difahami dan juga sangat mendalam maksud daripada jalan cerita ini hurmmm...

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  32. I really love the plot but on first look at the title or cover I might not be tempted to read it. It seems like a good one though.

    Anita x niannilifestyleblog

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    1. Not to be tempted? Umm, .....i believe the title and book cover is lovely.

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  33. I've heard of this book but didnt know what it was about. Thanks for breaking down the story and for your thoughts!

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  34. need to read this! definitely..such a nice review!

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  35. what a great review. this looks like such a fun novel to read. cant wait to add it to the list and read it during the lockdown!

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  36. I suka buku yg you rekomen ni. Banyak pengajaran yang kita boleh perolehi

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    1. Yeah, you can learn loads of things from reading this novel.

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  37. Good sharing & review indeed :) Please review more book in future okay sis :)

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  38. I've seen so many people talking about this book, it's next on my list to buy and read!

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  39. I haven't read Where the Crawdads Sing, but it's on my TBR! It's great to hear you would highly recommend reading it!

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