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Singing Praises for Where the Crawdads Sing?

Hey there everyone! I hope summer has been going well for all of you hungry readers out there and I hope you enjoyed the July Book of the Month, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I liked this as a summer read because so much of it takes place at the beach or on the water, reminding me of those summer days on the cape smelling the sea air.

I went into this book originally thinking it was more of a mystery, but I think it’s much just about Kya and her coming-of-age story than the murder mystery. I think if you go into this book wanting it to be murder mystery focused, you’re going to be disappointed.

It took me probably at least five chapters to really start to get invested or to really have interest in this book. Delia Owens has a unique writing style that I think I kind of had to get used to before reading this book came a little more easily for me. Her descriptions are beautiful, but sometimes, especially when I was expecting the focus to be more on the murder, a little much for me.

What I did really enjoy though was seeing the growth of Kya throughout the book and watching the careful character development. I have to say, the character development was excellent in this book.

I ended up enjoying this book, but it won’t be making my list of favorites anytime soon. What did everyone else think? Comment below or leave a comment on Facebook or Instagram letting me know what you thought of this one and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Perfect Pairing, coming soon! What dish do you think I’ll make for this one? You’ll have to wait and see!

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