Where the Crawdads Sing: A Student Book Review
Hello! I hope you’re hanging in there and that you’re having a relaxing summer–it’s June! And that means that we need a new Jubilant June book pick…and I have the perfect one selected for you. Where the Crawdads Sing is a stunningly heart-wrenching tale of maturing and navigating how to let yourself be vulnerable to the world.
Barkley Cove is a quaint town on the North Carolina coast that is constantly whispering, the murmurs of the river accompanied by rumors of a “marsh girl” who lives by herself with nature as her mother. In the late 1960s, charming Chase Andrews is found dead, and the police can only think of one girl capable of the deed. But Kya Clark, AKA marsh-girl, is not who the town thinks she is. She has survived by learning about the marsh, the calls of the gulls her bedtime stories, and life-threatening lessons her education. Then comes the time when Kya yearns for love and more to her life, and two boys from town become intrigued by her beauty. Kya makes herself vulnerable for the first time in her life, and then the unimaginable happens.
While reading this book, I could almost hear the cicadas signing in the trees and the cries of strange birds in the night. Pick this book up and you won’t regret it. I may even read it for a second time now that I’ve written this review!
P.S. Reading page one now! 🙂