Out of the Easy

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Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy It s and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets seventeen year old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostit

  • Title: Out of the Easy
  • Author: Ruta Sepetys
  • ISBN: 9780399256929
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen year old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants out of life than the Big Easy has to offer She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation tIt s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen year old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants out of life than the Big Easy has to offer She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

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    1. Emily May on said:

      4.5If you'd asked me about historical fiction two years ago, I would have told you it wasn't my thing. It had long been a genre that just didn't appeal to me. But, after discovering and getting awesome recommendations as well as hearing about books I would otherwise never have known about, I've ran into a series of books that have proved I was wrong about this genre. From the bright lights and dazzling atmosphere of Libba Bray's 1920s supernatural murder mystery - The Diviners - to the characte [...]

    2. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      This started out really strong, but around the halfway point it really started losing steam. Still enjoyable overall, but I got very bored near the end. I was having a hard time articulating exactly why I didn't love this book, and I came across the review that described my feelings perfectly: /review/show

    3. LolaReviewer on said:

      OUT OF THE EASY is another fantastic piece of writing by the stupendous Ruta Sepetys, aka the only historical fiction writer to make my list of top favourite authors.With a mostly absent and selfish prostitute as a mother, Josie’s life has never been exactly easy. The title is, therefore, very much ironic. Josie is a good girl who wants a good education and a good life, out of the city of New Orleans which, so far, only filled her heart with disappointments. But if she can’t receive a schola [...]

    4. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ on said:

      If I have *had* dark rings under my eyes at lunch today, it will was probably be because it's 6AM and I spent the whole night reading. Oops. Now, how could I have resisted? Out of the Easy is so damn charming. Wonderful settings, a flawed MC who makes mistakes but stays very relatable and likeable, secondary characters so lovable and true-to-life (Willie, Coky, Jesse, I want to hug them all), I couldn't stop reading, even if the mystery part was really predictable and a little ludicrous. Now, if [...]

    5. Rebekah on said:

      Wow. I mean wow. This book was so captivating! This book is all about this quote from the book,"Decisions, they shape our destiny." And this book tells you that in any given circumstance, whatever life deals you, in the end it's YOUR choice of how you want to shape who you are and make your life. The author was able to bring to life with the descriptions and vivid details of the New Orleans during a rough time. Not only did she barely touch on the "Uptown" families, she thoroughly devoted most o [...]

    6. K. on said:

      I'm reading Out of the Easy exactly a year after reading Between Shades of Gray. Sadly, the experience was as far and distinct as the setting in the two books. I was disappointed to say the least. Out of the Easy missed nearly every mark and lacked all the heartbreaking finesse we found in her first novel. Not that there isn't an emotional hook -- the subject matter, while not as ambitious as Between Shades of Gray, is one that could lift the spirit, offer all the grandiose hope we look for in a [...]

    7. May on said:

      Primer libro que leo que trata la prostitución como debe. Ole Ruta. Ole.

    8. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan : Out of the Easy - Nevisande : Ruta Sepetys - ISBN : 039925692X - ISBN13 : 9780399256929 - Dar 346 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2013

    9. Stacia (the 2010 club) on said:

      How many college girls cleaned cathouses?I was watching a show on t.v. today and heard the over-used phrase You can't have your cake and eat it too, to which I replied, "Why not?" When in the history of ever has someone had the dilemma of being given a piece of cake which they weren't allowed to eat (dietetic reasons don't count)? Why would you ever want to have a piece of cake if you couldn't eat it? I have to go with Marie Antoinette and her stance of letting people eat cakeor not, as it turns [...]

    10. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin on said:

      melissa413readsalotI wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but I was pleasantly surprised that I did :) I fell in love with so many characters in the book. I felt so bad for Josie having a mother who was a prostitute and didn't care for her at all. The brothel her mom was living in was owned by a woman named Willie and I really loved her. Willie's character was of a good woman, even though she ran a brothel. She was kind to those that needed to be kind to and put people right in their place [...]

    11. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) on said:

      Reading Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys lead me to conclude that there aren’t enough YA books set in a) the 1950’s and b) New Orleans. And yet, only a writer of Sepetys’ skill and confidence could have successfully written such a story. Out of the Easy is a murder mystery first, a coming of age story second, and about twenty other things in between. It is a story of great complexity, and yet paradoxically, it is also a very simple one. With Out of the Easy, Sepetys’ confirmed that she’ [...]

    12. Drew on said:

      This was such a compelling historical fiction novel. Am I the only one who feels like a lot of books in this genre can get too descriptive with historical fact, and thus become boring? With Out of the Easy, however, I truly couldn't turn the pages fast enough.I loved the characterization of different people in New Orleans in 1950, how Sepetys captured their lives, the good and ugly parts. Our protagonist, Josie, is an inspiring, independent girl with huge dreams to go to college, but she is held [...]

    13. Renu on said:

      "The only reason I'd lift my skirt is to pull out my pistol and plug you in the head."1950, New Orleans. Josie, the daughter of a heartless and uncaring brothel prostitute dreams of escaping the Big Easy, and going to college. She wants nothing more than to start fresh, and leave behind the whispers that follow her every waking stepJosie is one of the strongest YA heroines I've ever come across. She moved way from home into an apartment on top of a bookshop at the sheer age of 11, and now (at th [...]

    14. Phrynne on said:

      My third book by this author and it was just as much a pleasure to read as the previous two. Sepetys has a delightful way with words and her characters and their settings are always so well written.In this case the setting is New Orleans, the 'wrong' part of it, and our main character, Josie, is struggling to make something better of herself. She is guided and assisted by a number of friends and I loved the way her relationships were depicted. By the end of the book I was very attached to Jesse [...]

    15. Shannon (leaninglights) on said:

      4.5 starsAnother great story crafted by Ruta. I really enjoyed this!

    16. Jamie on said:

      This is the second book I have read by Ruta Sepetys and I must say she is quickly becoming a favorite author to me! This is a well researched, beautifully written 1950's historical. You really get the feel of being in New Orleans in 1950. Josie (Jo) is a very well written character. She is strong, intelligent and very realistic. She is an extremely believable character with a good blend of strengths and flaws. She is a teenage girl who lives on her own, and wants desperately to get out of New Or [...]

    17. Merna on said:

      Out of the easy is rather a simple story if you dig under the layers of the plot. The story should have been slightly more complex for a historical fiction. I’m not particular sure if it intended to inform me about life in New Orleans back in the 50’s, because nothing was added to my knowledge that I didn’t already expect of 50’s New Orleans. Out of the easy taught me the importance of social class and your background in 50’s New Orleans and.cally that’s all. I felt the racism was gr [...]

    18. TheBookSmugglers on said:

      Review posted originally at The Book SmugglersWarning: Out of the Easy is a historical novel set in New Orleans. In this review I refer to sex workers as “prostitutes” and “whores” just as in the book.Warning: there are some spoilers in this review.Review:Ruta Septety’s Out of the Easy is the author’s sophomore novel after the highly acclaimed Between Shades of Grey. It’s a historical novel, set in the 50s in New Orleans, featuring teenager Josie Moraine whose first person morose, [...]

    19. Giselle (Book Nerd Canada) on said:

      An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change.Josie’s life isn’t easy. Her mother is a prostitute and only thinks for herself. She learned at a young age to take care of herself and wants nothing to do with her mother and her toxic lifestyle. Her main goal is to leave The Big Easy and go to college. Yet, her mother and her poisonous boyfriend Cincinnati makes it hard for her do so, she takes matters [...]

    20. [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ on said:

      3 starsTo be fair I did DNF a few books before this so that's something. The characters were interesting enough for me to find out how it will all end. This one felt a bit slower than her other book. Also it was somewhat of a love triangle but it was obvious which way the book will end.

    21. Sharlene Hammond on said:

      After finishing “Salt to th Sea”, I knew I had to add the rest of Ruta Sepetys’ books to my list.“Out of the Easy” absolutely did not disappoint. Lovable characters (I instantly adored Cokie), and such a fantastic story. Thank you, Ruta!

    22. Jasprit on said:

      Several of my friends for sometime had been encouraging me to pick up a book by Ruta Sepetys. I think with Between Shades of Gray I was terrified of being left in a complete mess, so I knew it would be safer to go with Out of the Easy first.Ruta’s gorgeous writing is evident from just the first few pages; she pours her heart and soul into every single word. That you lulled in by its beautiful presence with such beautiful prose. I was expecting a beautiful story, and we did get this, but it’s [...]

    23. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell on said:

      Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestReading this book seemed to take forever, and it took me a while to figure out why I kept setting it aside. On the surface, OUT OF THE EASY is everything I like in young adult fiction: interesting and diverse cast of supporting characters, a flawed and often selfish heroine, real world issues dealt with in a real and darkly edgy way, and a bit of romance that doesn't overshadow the story. All of these things are wonderful, and the story is written [...]

    24. Hershey on said:

      4.5 starsThis book reminded me of this song called "What would you do?" by Bastille and some parts of the lyrics might appear in my review. “Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin' we're goin' one place and we end up another. But that's okay. The important thing is to start.”This book was surprisingly good. I really didn't know what to expect when I started it. And it started off really well. Let me tell you something: Josie's narration is very very addictive. It's simple yet felt exquisit [...]

    25. Maria Angelica on said:

      Eu adorei esse livro. Teria dado cinco estrelas, mas o desconto da uma estrela foi por causa do início. As primeira cem páginas são um pouco difíceis de ultrapassar, mas depois que isso aconteceu, não me arrependi nenhum um pouco de ter insistido. O livro me cativou completamente e terminei o que faltava em um dia.Sinto que cada vez mais estou curtindo livros de ficção histórica. Existe um charme na estória ser situada no passado que me atrai imensamente. Nesse a autora fez um belo trab [...]

    26. Morana Mazor on said:

      Prekrasna, topla priča o Josie koja, uz majku prostitutku i niz osebujnih likova, odrasta u ozloglašenoj, Francuskoj četvrti New Orleansa. Ona radi u knjižari, čisti bordel, biva uvučena u istragu ubojstva, ali vođena svojim jakim karakterom i ambicijom, hrabro kroči ka svom cilju- upisu na prestižni koledž Smith. U njezinoj borbi pomažu joj ljudi koji je okružuju, a uz koje je ne vežu rodbinske nego sudbinske veze koje su, ponekad, one najjače.Nije ovo ni prva ni zadnja priča o l [...]

    27. Keertana on said:

      Ruta Sepetys has made a fan out of me – at last. Although Sepetys has received much world-wide acclaim for her first novel, Between Shades of Gray, I found that her debut was less fiction and more history, leaving an impact on the reader merely because of the facts it was based upon. Out of the Easy, however, is a fictional tale with historical elements that simply add to the flavor of the tale. I may have given my tears to Between Shades of Gray, but I gave my heart and soul to Out of the Eas [...]

    28. Heather on said:

      Read all my reviews at flyleafreview5/5 StarsLately, I'm finding that with every work of historical fiction I read that I am growing to love this genre more and more. Why? Because it's a window to another world, not a world of fantasy or of the paranormal, but a world, that for one moment in time, existed in our own. And Out of the Easy does what all good historical fiction should do: it teaches the reader while entertaining them at the same time. Are you a fan of historical fiction? No? Why not [...]

    29. Ferdy on said:

      Spoilers-This wasn't nearly as good as Between Shades of Gray, it was still a pretty enjoyable read though but it wasn't all that memorable or moving in comparison. -I had kind of a hard time connecting to the heroine, Josie, she was a little too perfect compared to all the other female characters in the book. It was like they were all wrong in some way or another whilst she was normal and decent. Also, for a lot of the book she was a little too cool, snobby and emotionless. I did start to relat [...]

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