There are so many rules in our current society, and it seems like we have to follow them because of social pressure. If you don’t, you get cast as an “outsider.” Where the Crawdads Sing is a gorgeous hymn to nature, a painful coming-of-age story and a startling tale of suspected murder all rolled into one. Owens reminds us that we are all fashioned by our past selves as children and that we are all exposed to nature’s beautiful and violent secrets. Go to our Feeding Reader website to read more about Kya and how she opens herself up to a strange new world—until the unexpected occurs.
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