Kya Clark was abandoned by her family at age ten and has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home since then. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world – until the unthinkable happens.

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How realistic did you find Kya’s solitary life in the marsh? Could she have survived on her own?

Nature and poetry are important elements of the story. What are there significance to Kya and Tate? Do you think the poetry adds to the narrative?

Were you surprised by Tate’s discovery at the end of the novel or did you see it coming? Did it change how you viewed Kya’s story?

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