A Barkley Cove, un tranquillo villaggio di pescatori, circolano strane voci sulla Ragazza della palude. Dall'età di sei anni Kya si aggira completamente sola tra canali e canneti, con qualche straccio addosso e a piedi nudi. Ha al suo attivo un solo giorno di scuola, ma la palude e le sue creature per lei non hanno segreti: la nutrono, la cullano, la proteggono, sono maestre e compagne di giochi. Kya impara a decifrare i segni della natura prima ancora di saper leggere un libro: nella sua assoluta solitudine sembra bastare a se stessa. Ma la sua bellezza non tarda a sbocciare: insolita, selvatica, sfuggente accende il desiderio nei ragazzi del paese. Kya scopre l'amore, la sua dolcezza e le sue trappole. Quando negli acquitrini riaffiora il corpo senza vita di Chase Andrews, gli occhi di tutti puntano su di lei, la misteriosa ragazza dimenticata: i mormorii diventano subito accuse, i sospetti incrollabili certezze. Il processo, fuori e dentro al tribunale, trascina la vicenda verso il suo imprevedibile e folgorante epilogo. "La ragazza della palude" è il romanzo commovente di un'infanzia segnata dall'abbandono e di una natura che si rivela madre, non matrigna. Ma è anche la storia di una violazione e di un segreto gelosamente custodito, che mette in discussione i confini tra la verità e la menzogna, il bene e il male.
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- Data di uscita: 28-03-2019
9/8/20 note: Dear Goodreaders, If you loved this book, I'm very happy for you. As a reader and also somebody who works in the publishing industry, I want all readers to like or love as many books as possible, so the fact that you love this book is, in my opinion, a good thing. If reading a review th Leggi tutto
*5 Stars, easily!*WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING is a gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark —a reclusive young girl who has been abandoned by her parents, siblings, school system, the entire town surrounding her, and what ultimately feels like life itself. Mother Nature has lite Leggi tutto
All the Stars!!!!! Can I just say that I loved everything about this book and leave it at that!?! Where the Crawdads Sing is a story of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength. This book goes back and forth in time to tell the story of Kya Leggi tutto
This is a real controversial book to be hated or to be wholeheartedly loved. I was at the team of deeply in lovers. And I know most of the good readers couldn’t finish it. But if they also give it a shot to try the audiobook read by Cassandra Campbell, I’m positively sure that they will love the sto Leggi tutto
All of you talked me into reading this book. The Goodreads reviews were virtually unanimously good, not just good, great. It had to be good, I thought. And because I needed an extra audiobook I bought it on Libro.fm and locked myself into reading it. Bad decision. This book is just a pile of tropes a Leggi tutto
You know that person? The one who doesn't like what everyone else seems to love? There has to be someone in the outlier club and this time it is me. I was highly anticipating this book after reading all the praise from readers whose tastes usually align with my own. Unfortunately, I should have DNF' Leggi tutto
I'm typically skeptical of books that are hyped to high heavens and end up on every book club list for months straight, not because they aren't worthy, but because I can let my expectations get the best of me and keep me from fully enjoying a wonderful book. This book exceeded my already high expect Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed the parts of this book that were related to the marsh and the natural world, but the story itself did not wow me. I am definitely in the minority here - many glowing reviews, but it had a “women’s literature” flavor to me that I don’t personally care for. A nice fiction debut for Owe Leggi tutto
I seem to be finding myself in the minority a lot these days. The first half of this book was pretty close to marvelous, and then it went south on me (that is a pun). Anyway, after my attempt at weak humor, let me resume in a serious note to say I was expecting so much more than I got here. Kya is a Leggi tutto
4.5 stars rounded up . A story of survival, of what the depth of loneliness feels like when a young girl is abandoned first by her mother, then her four siblings. Even at five Kya understands why they left - because of her father, because of his meanness, his abuse, his drinking. What she doesn’t und Leggi tutto
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