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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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kelly_anne
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The book tells the life of Kya, "The Marsh Girl" who has been abandoned by her entire family before she is old enough to take care of herself. Her one day at school teachers her how different she is from everyone else who lives in town. She spends the next several years fighting to survive on her own with little help. She lives in the marsh among her wildlife friends, but still yearns for human connections. Man vs nature is a key theme. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cheesemoi
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Mehso-so

I dunno. I liked each aspect separately, but not all together. Like the beautiful nature writing, the unique characters, the murder mystery, the romance… I felt like if the book had committed to being “a mystery” or “a romance” or something I might have felt less on the fence. The beautiful writing is SO THERE. I just wasn‘t wholly on board with the choice of genre. It wasn‘t quite for me, but I would definitely recommend it to others :)

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kelly_anne
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So far I'm about 100 pages in and I'm really liking this book. I'm not sure why I waited so long to read this! The story of survival under terrible circumstances is amazing. Can't wait to finish this.

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krispychips
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I liked it a lot. I really, really enjoyed Kya and Tate. Also the descriptions were beautiful. However, the ending was a bit of a let down. The “plot twist“ wasn't that great. Up until that point, however, I was very intrigued on who the murderer was and why the case involved Kya. In all honesty, if I could, I'd read it again for the first time. I was captivated by the characters and the story. Totally recommend.

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mobodie
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This is a great book. I felt so bad for her in the beginning of the book! She is such an interesting character. I also LOVE Tate. He is the arguably best character in this book. The ending was such a surprise, but I'm not totally thrilled with the ending. Great book overall though, would definitely recommend.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Missing
#MayMoms

Can‘t wait for this one!! 🧡

Where the Crawdads Sing https://g.co/kgs/7ayGGv

DinoMom I just got this one in a swap and excited to read it. 2w
CoffeeNBooks My cousin was just telling me a few weeks ago how good this book is! 2w
Prairiegirl_reading This is my irl book club pick this month, I‘m about half way through and really enjoying it so far! 2w
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TNbookworm Loved it❤️ 2w
Eggs It‘s a page-turner! Great choice! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DinoMom it‘s had a lot of mixed reviews, but I loved it! I hope you do do!! @CoffeeNBooks 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Prairiegirl_reading yay!!! 🧡🧡I love Kya 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TNbookworm yay!! 🧡🧡🧡 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 🧡🧡 1w
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BCfinn
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Lots of people recommended this book to me so I figured I would give it a shot!! well the first 15 chapters didn‘t have me hooked but I decided to stick with it and I am glad I did!! I couldn‘t stop listening and finished it much earlier than I thought I would!

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Medusa13
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Loved it

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TashaLeigh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jhullie
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It took me a while to get involved with the story but once I did I was hooked…and that ending - wow!

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Roary47
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Eeeee look what I saw at the theaters! 😍 @Littlewolf1

BookingitwithSandra I‘m excited too!!! 1mo
KristiAhlers I can‘t wait! I loved that book! 1mo
Cathythoughts Looking forward to seeing this one 👍🏻 1mo
Karisa I hope they do it justice. Beautiful poster! 1mo
Littlewolf1 @Roary47 heck yes 1mo
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jackilynn
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Hmm...I wonder if anyone will notice if I listen to my audiobook while I am doing computer work 🤔🤓

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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This was a total #blameitonlitsy read. Worth the hype I thought.

LoverOfLearning I listened to the audiobook awhile ago and I loved all the description! Definitely a slow burn but overall I enjoyed it!! 1mo
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vanslibanan
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ChantalReads So great, and soon to be what is sure to be an amazing film. The trailer got my seniors interested enough that all 7 of my copies are now checked out! 1mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 53🎧 5⭐️

This is such a beautiful story😭 Outside of my typical genres but was so so good💕 I felt a whole range of emotions through this read… and I was on the edge of my seat at the end, teeth clenched on what the outcome would be! Kya is such an amazing soul💕

Happy to have read this before watching the movie! Can‘t wait to see it though!📽

Yuki_Onna Have this one on my TBR, too... 🦞Glad to hear you liked it so much! 🐰🎀 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 🧡 1mo
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna it‘s a beautiful book you will love it!🐰💕 1mo
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LeftyDv
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Kya consumed me, much like other characters are consumed by her in this novel. I wanted to give up on the book, worried about how it would end, but Owens paints pictures with her adjectives and descriptions and they lured me closer to the Swamp Girl. I hear there‘s a movie on its way… so glad I had the experience of reading the story first.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I‘m excited for this!! 🧡🧡🧡

https://youtu.be/PY3808Iq0Tg

IamIamIam 😳👀 2mo
BayouGirl85 Much of the movie was shot in the neighboring town to mine. 2mo
BeeMagical Ooooo this looks SO good! I need to read the book ASAP! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BayouGirl85 that‘s awesome!! 2mo
BeeMagical It‘s in the audio pile now! 😂 I honestly thought that was a photo of her daughter! She is ageless!! 2mo
persephone1408 Guess I gotta read the book quicker that I thought lol 2mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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This is up there with the best books I've ever read.

It's such a heartbreaking story, beautifully written.

Reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird.

I just love Kya so much, she's a character I'll never forget. ❤

Feeling overwhelmed right now. 🥲

Sorry..🤧

JulieAly I loved this book so much! 3mo
bookishbitch A comparison to Mockingbird is high praise indeed! Is that your cute baby? 😍 3mo
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Andrew65
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Love this book. #Courtroom #SavvySettings

Booksarelifeaddict I did too🙃 3mo
Eggs Great story!! 3mo
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Custo7

La vida la había hecho una experta en machacar los sentimientos hasta dejarlos de un tamaño almacenable.

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Frankie00
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Every good review this book has gotten is nothing but truth. The writing in this was beautiful and the story was incredibly captivating. I fell in love with the characters immediately. I cannot recommend this one enough!

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kera_11
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a very slow start but then it‘s pretty good. love the growth and perseverance of Kya. her relationship with Tate is just everything. and chase got what he deserved. there, I said it. didn‘t love it as much as some people but overall, i enjoyed the story.

Mariasimon Yes yes yes yes 3mo
Mariasimon Very slow start but very good story. The slowest start I‘ve ever read 3mo
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abbyreadz
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Panpan

I wanted to like this book, I really did. The whole thing felt like wannabe To Kill a Mockingbird. It just wasn‘t it. The characters didn‘t have a ton of depth. Not for me.

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Hannah_11
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So much love for this! The writing is so elegant and immersive, I could imagine every scene. It was as if I was living the story alongside Kya. Definite pick 💜#WhereTheCrawdadsSing #pick #love

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Mariasimon
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I honestly do not know how to rate or what to say about this book. It took me two days to get past the first ~75 pages, but then once I did I literally could not put it down. Mystery/ thriller, romance, and inspiration in one book. What the main character went through was truly shocking, and the ending made me happy. 9/10

kera_11 this has been on my list for months now, you liking it is a good sign for me tho 3mo
CherMoreBooks This encourages me to keep going.. I had trouble with the slow start and gave up, but lots of people rave about it. I‘m gonna give it another go. 3mo
Mariasimon @CherMoreBooks you really have to push through the first 100 pages. They‘re pretty rough with the slang and the descriptions of the marsh lands (for me). After though, it‘s is an incredible story 3mo
CherMoreBooks That‘s exactly what I was finding with the slang and descriptions! I‘ll definitely give it another try and get through the first 100 pages. 2mo
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FantasyChick
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I'm not sure how I feel about this other than I'm glad I finally got it off my list. As a coming of age story it's fantastic. As a murder mystery it falls under the bar a bit. There's parts about Kya that I find hard to believe but at the same time the book ends as I expected and brings up new questions. It was good but I'm not sure how good 🤔

#bookspinbingo #aestheticallymatched #wickedwords #love @AsYouWish @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

Clwojick Great match! 💕 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Andrew65
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A wonderful book.

#FirstLove #ItHadToBeYou

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🧡 3mo
Monica5 It was a slow start, but so worth it. I really enjoyed it 3mo
FantasyChick I'm just starting this. I hear great things! 3mo
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Andrew65 @FantasyChick Hope you enjoy it. 3mo
Eggs 🧡 🛶 🧡 3mo
Elizabeth2 I loved this book! ❤️ 3mo
persephone1408 I just bought this but know nothing about it 3mo
Andrew65 @persephone1408 You‘ve got a treat ahead. 3mo
Andrew65 @Elizabeth2 Me too. 3mo
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pagesthatpurr
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Beautifully written and captivating. ❤️

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Jess_Franzino
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Mehso-so

Seeing the amount of hype and awards this book has received, I decided to listen to it on Audible. While the writing is fantastic, I found it pretty dang boring aside from a few parts. Nothing against the writing or the book, just not for me. It had kind of a “Circe”-vibe, at least with the character of Kya. I also had trouble relating to/feeling for Circe, which I think was my same issue here. I feel weird for not relating/being moved. #20in4

abbyreadz Ugh I‘m almost done with it and feeling the same way. I‘m like??? Did I read this wrong?? Why is everyone so about this?? 3mo
Jess_Franzino @abbyreadz TBH, I think it was the character of Kya. I really don‘t like “I am so tough, yet watch me whine for 300+ pages” type characters, I think. 3mo
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BookwormM
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Beautiful I loved the narrator‘s accent not sure if it was correct for location but it felt right.

The story is a real slow burn and I loved that. I loved the descriptions of the marsh of the wildlife and of how Kaia (?)survived.

And that ending well…

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Flavius
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I thought I would not like it but I did

BookwormM I am reading this one loving it so far 4mo
Flavius Have you finished it? What did you think of it? 4mo
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hollylynnbee
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1/25 books read 📚 I highly recommend this book, it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster but in the best way possible.

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xwing188
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The first time I tried reading this book I couldn't get past the first chapter

Later I decided to give this book another shot, and boy was I glad! A beautiful coming of age story, it's vivid descriptions helped me clearly see the marsh through Kya's adoring and observant eyes.

Though it takes a while to get into the story's rhythm, it's a must-read!

PS: I'm trying to get back into a habit of reading, this was my first book in a long time!

#1

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hollylynnbee
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Starting a new book tonight! Hopefully it‘s good 🛶

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Sully1
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I did not expect to enjoy this book, but I was immediately hooked. What a great coming of age story!

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ShelleyBooksie
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This is a prime example of book timing for me. Picked it up last year and it did not hold my attention. Picked it back up recently and was captivated. A vivid story about an abandoned child and her connection with the marsh where she lived. Biscuit approves. #catsoflitsy

Prairiegirl_reading Omg! Biscuit. Tooooo CUTE!!!! 4mo
rockpools Ooh, this is on my kindle still to read - this year! Thank you for your GORGEOUS card - it arrived this morning 😊 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! So glad it made its way to you @rockpools :) 4mo
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Word_Dragon
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It did take me a couple of chapters to get into the story due to the time change in the story, but it was easy to follow once you knew what was going on. Her beautiful depictions of the wildlife and landscapes was breathtaking. My heart broke and re-mended so many time for Kya. However, to be honest, at times that there were some challenges with believability and predictability. (But, for me, this did not pull me out of the story too much.)

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Word_Dragon
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“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.“

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MotherOfCats
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Funny, I‘m a thriller girl and none of these are thrillers 😅 but…

Favorite book the of year for me was #WhereTheCrawdadsSing. I just loved it 🥰 Other high honors go to #AnxiousPeople and #TheSevenHusbandsOfEveylnHugo

Happy New Year, everyone 😊

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TheRiehlDeal
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This was a great coming of age story about Kya Clark having problems with her family early on in life and as a result, running away to live in the marsh land. She learns a lot about herself over the years while also learning to connect with nature despite her loneliness.

I liked that Owens added a murder mystery to the plot as that made the story more interesting. The writing is beautiful and poetic.

5⭐️

12/30/21

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TheRiehlDeal
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi

🎆 🤷‍♂️ Nothing I can think of that I achieved or that challenged me this year.

🎆 Tagged. I‘m almost finished with it. Definitely a 5 star for me.

🎆 I hope to start looking for a new job.

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs I thought the tagged was engaging too. Thanks for playing 🎊📚👏🏻 5mo
Crazeedi Good luck in your job hunting! I hope you find one you love. Keep me posted!! 5mo
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Emu
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Mehso-so

It took me awhile to finish this book. I had high expectations, but it wasn‘t impressed with it. The descriptions of the nature was beautiful but the dialogue not so much.

Aims42 Same, I enjoyed the second half more than the first half, but it still didn‘t make it a “pick” 😑 I hope your next book is much better!!!(Also, your kitty is so sweet!!!) 5mo
batsy Sweet kitty 😻 5mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Having the Christmas tree up and snow on the ground.

2. The tagged book. I want to finish this year reading an excellent book.

TheSpineView No snow until Christmas day. I'll send you my extra!🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for playing 6mo
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

The first pick for the brand new book club at my workplace. I thought this was a tad overhyped — but would probably work best as a movie.

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TheRiehlDeal
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#Two4Tuesday

1. I stopped creating goals a couple years ago as it was just too much pressure to meet what I set. I find it much less burdensome when I can read/listen and not think about meeting a goal. So far this year, I‘ve read 10 books.

2. The tagged book. I read it as an ebook early last year and then I stopped reading it halfway through because I new I wanted to get it as a hardcover for Christmas. Definitely will be a 5 ⭐️ read

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 6mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for tagging! 6mo
TheSpineView Less stress is always better! Thanks for playing! 👍📘 6mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 🥰 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Thanks for the tag! 👍 6mo
Blueberry Same here. Reading challenges too often keep me away from what I really want to read. Thanks for the tag. 6mo
Crazeedi Thank you for thinking of me! 6mo
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AlysonCE
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Finally finished a book and out of a very long reading slump, and it was this lovely story. Tender, poetic, and bursting with the most beautiful writing. A masterclass in world building on a small scale. Strong themes of coming of age, loneliness and self reliance in a hard world, and what it is to be truly 'connected'.

IuliaC Lovely review! I really enjoyed this one 👍 6mo
cheesemoi Nice review! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! :) 1d
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MelHopton
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I'd really love to visit the marsh, meet Old Red and look out for Coop and all the other amazing wildlife in the dirty, wet wilderness. The story was great, nice bit of courtroom drama at the end and the inevitable twist in the tale, but for me, it was that incredible habitat that stole the show. Kya is a great character with a backstory that evoked dismay, frustration and rage. The men are the bit parts really, but are all needed for Kya's story.

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laur89
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5/5 ⭐️ Addicting, immersive, and a thought-provoking story. Owens‘ writing brought the marshes of North Carolina to life just as much as the characters. Kya‘s experiences gave a totally different perspective on life that I really appreciated!

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laur89
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Finally picking up a physical book again 🤗