There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.
Kya Clark – the Marsh Girl – led a lonely life.
Her mother left her, her siblings left her, her father went out and never came home. The townspeople abhorred her and left her well-alone.
But when you are only a child yourself, how do you survive?
Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.
And so Kya learns to love and live by herself.
Most of what she knew, she’d learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.
And as she grew, so did her curiosity.
She could read anything now, he said, and once you can read anything you can learn everything. It was up to her.
Since she could read and write, and she had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, she did the only logical thing – she taught herself.
I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.
But then, Chase Andrews, winds up dead. Kya Clark, now an adult, is the prime suspect.
Just when her life was finally picking up, it goes to pieces.
Whew. Guys. Girls. People of all ages.
This one was STUNNING. Like absolutely *stunning*.
I don’t even know where to begin – there was so much to love about this book.
The setting was absolutely magical – every time we talked about the swamp and the life within it, I was absolutely riveted to the book.
Kya was such a gorgeous main character – I felt for her so much and I wanted to just wrap her up in a hug the whole time.
Kya’s first love was so beautifully done – I literally had the hug-the-book-to-yourself-and-squeal moment when they found each other.
I also have now developed an addition to nature-themed books thanks to this gorgeous one.
In short – there’s a LOT to love about this book and you NEED to read it as soon as possible.
This one was absolutely stunning. I just. It’s wonderful.