Review of The Floating Girls: A Novel


This is a coming of age novel set in Georgia. The story is told by twelve year old Kay. She lives in the marsh with her dysfunctional and strange family. Kay is running through the marsh one day when she encounters another child close to her age. Kay is eager to strike up a friendship with Andy once she realizes how close they live to each other but Kay’s parents immediately tell her to have nothing to do with him. It is so heartbreaking to see Kay living like she does when she craves more human interaction but everyone is suspicious to her parents. There are so many secrets and problems within this family but Kay is a delightful and engaging character. The setting is written so atmosphericaly that you can feel the heat and humidity. If you like a slower paced character driven novel you will enjoy this one.