Kya is a young girl who is abandoned by her family, and left to fend for herself in the marshes of North Carolina. With the help and encouragement of a local boy, she learns to read and write, and actually has a book published about the creatures living in the marsh. (Although I enjoyed the story, I found this concept of her publishing a book to be quite far-fetched.) There is also the story of another young man who visits Kya, and is later found dead. Is Kia responsible for his death? The reader must form his/her own opinion, as this question is never answered definitively.
Stars: 4 out of 5