If you are a fan of dystopian novels, then you must read Where the Crawdads Sing by American author Delia Owens. It is one of the top bestselling books of 2019 and is sure to top the list in 2020. It has spent 124 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. To read my Where the Crawdads Sing Book review, please keep in mind that I am not an author. I am an avid reader and have been a member of the YA book community for many years.
This is a coming-of-age crime novel with a romantic touch. Kya is a wild and unkempt girl who lives a life in the marshes. Her mother has left her to escape an abusive father, and when Kya grows up, she is forced to live alone in a canoe. She is an outcast and catches the attention of two men in town. They begin a relationship with Kya, and she becomes a suspect when Chase Andrews dies.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a reworking of the classic 1925 melodrama. The combination of high tension and fine details of human characters is unmatched. Its realism exemplifies the fragile complexities of nature, as well as the human condition. The characters in Where the Crawdads Sing are delightful and endearing, and the book’s themes are profound.