REVIEW: Where the Crawdads Sing

Ok, I may be one of the last people on earth to read this book. I bought it when it came out and then the hype scared me off. But then they announced the movie was being made, it’s out today, so I got re-motivated.

If you don’t know the gist of the story yet… Kya is a poor girl living in the middle of the marshes of North Carolina. She has an abusive father and after her mother leaves, she is left pretty much to her own devices. She is bright and resourceful and we spend much of the story with her surviving in harmony with nature. She longs for some human connection and over the years meets two local boys who love her but perhaps not in the way she wants. When one of them turns up dead, she is the prime suspect. We then see the court case and how she copes with being brought into a society that shunned her to be tried for her potential crime.

I definitely enjoyed the atmosphere of this one and the focus on biology and nature. Kya was refreshing. But I’m not sure I was wow-ed by the story. I wanted more out of the court case. More out of the ending. In this case, I’m hoping the theatrical version is better than the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐💫

What movie / tv adaptation did you think was better than the book?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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