The Marshlanders would … serve well as reading material for English or creative writing courses. Since the book is a relatively easy read (though riveting and entertaining), I recommend it be used in lower-level college courses such as freshman or sophomore levels. It would even do well in courses previously mentioned at the high school level due to its reader friendliness, writing style, and pace.
The Marshlanders may offer insight and a perspective to a student regarding the survival and perseverance of people amidst hostile environments. It’s a story of good and evil, as well as a tale of overcoming obstacles, thus possibly providing readers with the inspiration to keep going even when times in life look bleak.