This captivating story, with it’s lyrical prose and detailed description of the wild and living marshland, will make your world disappear.
Absolutely great story and writing. Easy to understand how this book was number 1 on the NYT best seller list. Highly recommend.
by: boots saddle
I really liked how well written this was AND the topic of a girl overcoming such a unique & unimaginable situation. This is a page turner folks, you will enjoy the story & how it unfolds.
I’m not a huge fan of “coming of age” stories, but this was really beautiful. I cared deeply for the complex, multi-layered characters, and the love story was really sweet. The setting was so beautifully detailed, I swear you could smell the salty marshes of NC!
This book is a poetic marvel. Just as Kya is the Marsh, so we become immersed in Ms Owen's dense, rich descriptions of the lowlands of North Carolina, the marsh waters and the life that lives in it.
Her characters could almost be slightly overdrawn except they become richly familiar and expanded in detail and you know them. And even though I knew where the story was going early on, it did not take anything away from breathing in every word, seeing the beautiful treasures of Kya's collections, feeling her abandonment, and our relish of the final chapter where Ms Owens does not disappoint.
I wait for her second novel, and will surely read passages of this one again until then.
by: Gigi Cooper
Why isn’t this book number one on The NY Times best seller list? Beautifully written without “over writing” and hauntingly descriptive. Read this, you won’t be sorry!