WAS IT WORTH THE HYPE? : Where the Crawdads Sing Review

Summary (from the publisher):wherec

For years, 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. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.



My Rating: 4/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

The hype for Where the Crawdads Sing finally got me.

Two of my friends had recently read Where the Crawdads Sing and told me I absolutely had to read it. One of them definitely got me by allowing me to borrow her copy. Since the library has been closed and I’m lacking in the physical books department, I took her up on her offer. Previously, Where the Crawdads Sing never really interested me. I had seen it on nearly every best-sellers and recommendations list since 2018. But there was something about the synopsis that never grabbed my attention. Some of my friends on Goodreads had mixed reviews, while I had also recently listened to an episode of Bad on Paper, where co-host Becca (who typically has reading tastes similar to me) said she did not understand the hype for it while co-host Grace loved it. Although I didn’t LOVE it like so many other readers, I did really enjoy Where the Crawdads Sing and do understand the hype. In short, this book has such a sad story, but there’s still this sense of hope and optimis that makes you hold out for the characters and want to know more.Read More »