Where the Crawdads Sing Review


Rachel Bowers, Writer

In 2018, Delia Owens published her first novel, Where the Crawdads Sing. Little did she know that her romance/murder mystery novel would go on to sell more than 1.1 million copies in the first year of being published. And to add to that, selling over 12 million copies in just 4 years. Within those 4 years, the novel has made over $78.8 million.

Then, this past summer, the movie Where the Crawdads Sing made its way to the big screen on July 15th. The movie made over $21.5 million in theaters according to Deadline.com. The movie just came out on digital HD on September 6th. And it will come out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 13th.

Both the book and novel tell the life of the main character, Kya. She is a girl who lives in the marsh of North Carolina her whole life. The novel and the movie go back and forth between her childhood and her adulthood. One of the men that she was once involved with was found dead in the marsh, and all the fingers are pointed directly to Kya. Throughout the whole story, we are left to wonder if Kya, the marsh girl, is really guilty of murder.

I have read many books in my life, but I have never liked a book so much before. It was recommended by mom to read this book. And I am so happy that I did because it made me love to read again. One thing I loved about this book is that it always left you on a cliffhanger. Once you make it past the first 70 pages or so, you don’t want to put it down. I finished the book in 2 days, and I read my book instead of watching tv, which is pretty amazing to me. Reading this book made me feel like I was truly there right next to Kya the whole time. Also, the way that everything was described was unreal to me. There were so many small details that made the book so special. There was nothing in this book that I didn’t like. I would recommend this book to anybody. In final, I give this book a 10/10.

The only thing I was disappointed with was the few differences in the book compared to the movie. The directors of the movie left out 2 important scenes from the book. It did not ruin the movie, but I did realize that they forgot about those parts.

All in all, if you are looking for a new book to read, or a new movie to watch, I highly recommend Where the Crawdads Sing. You will not regret your decision.