Oh my god, I love this book.
This has easily worked it's way into my top 10 favorite books of all time.
Yeah, that's how good it is.
Catherine Danielle Clark.
Where the Crawdads Sing follows Kya's story through her tumultuous life, living alone, surviving off the land, and making the marsh her home. At just 6 years old, Kya watched as her mother walked away, abandoning her entire family. By age 10, she waited and waited for her father to drunkenly stumble home, but he never did. Long before she could remember, her siblings left to start their own lives. Soon, it was just Kya.
Kya is one of the strongest, most resilient characters I've ever met.
I think a lot of people who read this probably imagines Kya as a lonely little girl. A girl who had absolutely nothing. A girl who lived on her own because no one wanted to stay with her. But I think the heart of the story lies with Kya making the most of her life in the marsh. She never knew what she was missing out on because she had crafted a life that was literally perfect for her. Yes, it got lonely and she craved human touch and connection; we all do. But she knew that accepting herself for who she was was more important than gaining acceptance from a town who could never understand her way of life.
This book is more than just a girl growing up on her own in the marshes of North Carolina.
It speaks to everyone who needs encouragement, empowerment, and empathy.
I don't care who you are or what your day to day life is like, but I do know that you need to get a copy of this book immediately and then tell everyone you know all about it.