Where the Crawdads Sing

This story is multi faceted.  It is a crime story, coming of age and a nature study.  It takes place in the marsh area of North Carolina.  Kya is abandoned by her family and left to grow up alone in the marsh…..thus she becomes known as the “Marsh Girl”.  She learns to survive in the wilderness and is made fun of by the people in town.  She goes to school one day in her life.  Tate, a friend, teaches her to read and she learns every insect, plant and animal of the marsh.  It becomes her success.  

There are many other characters in this book, memorable ones….Jumpin, Mabel, Jody, Tom the lawyer and Chase.

How Kya survives, thrives is an amazing fictional story.  Surprise ending.

Highly recommended.