Where the Crawdads Sing Read-Alikes

Are you waiting for the popular coming-of-age novel by Delia Owens? Maybe you’ve read it already, really enjoyed it and can’t wait for something similar. Try one of these recommendations from our staff.

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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Born in a blizzard, orphaned, and believed to be raised by wolves, Weylyn Grey is someone who inspires endless curiosity in everyone he’s ever met. What makes him different? How does he possess the ability to transform others’ lives? This is Weylyn’s journey, told from the perspective of those who knew him, loved him or were bewildered by him along the way.  This title is also available as an eBook on Overdrive or as an audiobook on Hoopla.

Let's No One Get Hurt

Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. They live on the fringe, scavenging what they can. Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what they know of the world.

My Absolute Darling

14-year-old Turtle lives in a run-down house on the Northern California coast near Mendocino with her survivalist, abusive father, and is treated like an outcast in her middle school. That is, until she meets Jacob, a high school student who shows interest in her, and Turtle starts to question her upbringing. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

The Scent Keeper

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. Eventually, Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world—a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges her heart and imagination. This title is also available as an eBook on Overdrive, an audiobook on Overdrive, or as an audiobook on Hoopla.