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Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I've gone back and forth on my feelings and rating on this book. I loved the courtroom scenes and murder investigation storyline. The swamp descriptions were also very well done. I liked seeing the progression from the beginning to the end.

However, I was left extremely bored for a large duration of the book. The books is marketed as a coming of age take, married with a murder mystery. It's closer to 80% coming of age and 20% mystery. While Kya was intriguing, I didn't sign up to read a chick lit esque book... I expected more of a balance between drama and mystery.

The ending just made me mad, to be honest. I don't want to spoil it but I just didn't grasp how it was feasible. Either I missed something or there are some major plot holes.

I'm really not sure why this book is getting so much buzz. It's certainly not a terrible book, and maybe I would have enjoyed it if I didn't expect a larger element of mystery. The overall writing style is what kept me from hating this book.

I'm between 2.5 and 3 stars on this one. If you enjoy coming of age, female centric love stories combined with a growing up take and a slight edge of mystery, you'll enjoy this. If you're just looking for a good whodunit... Skip it.

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