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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

PBR Review It's hard for me to understand how any mother can walk away from her child. Kya's mother did just this and sadly, a few years later her father left. By the age of ten, Kya was completely on her own. Her journey is sentimental and at times relentless. But she is strong and resilient and fights hard for what she wants. I loved that with all the prejudice and hardships she faced and the mistakes she made, she never lost hope. And most importantly, she did so with very little help or kindness from the people of her community. Excellent story. Perfect for book clubs. Recommend.Back.
Talking Points: A story that touches on so many issues: domestic and alcoholic abuse, small town prejudices, loneliness, extreme poverty and abandonment. But it also shows the value of an education, the resilience of youth and the power of hope and desire.
PBR Reader Comments:
A coming of age story that follows the journey and growth of Kya, abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself in a town full of intolerant judgemental people who turned a blind eye to the herculean struggles of a young girl.
by-Linda 2019/03/04, 07:13 PM

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