Out of the Easy

Out of the Easy are Ebook If 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 aft

Out of the Easy are Ebook 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 goodreads 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 character-driven story of a Wales occupied by England - The Wicked and the Just - to a creepy ghost story set at the time of the First World War - In the Shadow of Blackbirds - and now this.I confess that I was one of the few people who struggled to fully appreciate Between Shades of Gray (I know, I suck) but I had no such problem with Ruta Sepetys' second novel and I think I finally understand what it was about the first that failed for me and why this one delivered: the characters. Both are character-driven novels and even though there were numerous threats to the characters' survival in Between Shades of Gray, the plot is slow-moving and your ability to enjoy it depends on some connection with the characters. I lacked this. My cold heart felt nothing more than the general human sympathy we all typically feel for others who suffer. When people died it was sad because, you know, it's sad when people die, not because I really cared about the characters.Out of The Easy is similar in that the characters are the main focus and the plot is slowly built around them. But these characters I loved so so much. Or loathed, but either will keep me interested in a novel's outcome. The setting is 1950s New Orleans and the protagonist is the teenage daughter of a prostitute - and possibly the worst mother ever. Josie longs to escape from 'The Big Easy' and go to college but she is forever being pulled back by her mother and her ties to the brothel where she works as housekeeper. Sepetys introduces a number of lively and colourful characters into this story, from the fierce and wonderful Willie who runs the brothel to the shameless and hilarious Dora who works there.The patriarchal hierarchy of women puts such lusty wenches as these right down at the bottom and it is common to picture a prostitute as a tragic and doomed character like Fantine from Les Misérables. For Sepetys to take such an interesting look into the lives and dealings of prostitutes and to show them as strong, funny and oddly empowered women really made me love this book. I don't mean that she portrays prostitution as in any way a good profession, these women would much rather be somewhere else, of course they would. But she portrays them as human beings who have been dealt a bad hand in life and, instead of falling into a pit of despair, they have taken control of their lives, doing what they have to in order to survive. It is incredibly effective and I was all the more angry at the people who sneered at them because of it.This book is one which is at times very funny or heartwarming and at others sad and frustrating (in a good way). It is frustrating to be inside Josie's head and have to deal with her mother, it is frustrating when people expect Josie to never achieve anything just because of where she came from. But it is a good frustrating because you care so much. The dialogue is also fantastic and I laughed out loud several times and teared up towards the end. Very, very good. I am so pleased I gave this author another chance.. 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.. Good Books Out of the Easy 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: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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  1. Ruta Sepetys was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers As an author of historical fiction, Ruta is drawn to stories of strength through struggle Her award winning debut novel, Between Shades of Gray was inspired by her family s history in Lithuania and is published in 45 countries Her second novel, Out of the Easy is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1950, and her third novel Salt to the Sea exposes one of the greatest hidden disasters of World War II Ruta lives in a treehouse in the hills of Tennessee.To read about Ruta s latest escapades, visit her website rutasepetys

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  1. 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 character driven [...]


  2. 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. 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 scholarship, [...]


  4. 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 you wou [...]


  5. 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 of the boo [...]


  6. 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 art of a [...]




  7. 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 out tha [...]


  8. 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 if the [...]


  9. 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 s not merely a wri [...]


  10. 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 ba [...]


  11. 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 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 the age of 1 [...]


  12. 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 in pa [...]




  13. 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 Orleans an [...]


  14. Out of the easy is rather a simple story if you dig under the layers of the plot The story should have been slightly 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 greatly toned down Thi [...]


  15. 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 sopho 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, contemplative narrative is [...]


  16. 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 in her ow [...]


  17. 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.


  18. 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


  19. 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 also a [...]


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

    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 in lovely prose [...]


  21. 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 exquisite to me.Out of The [...]


  22. Eu adorei esse livro Teria dado cinco estrelas, mas o desconto da uma estrela foi por causa do in cio As primeira cem p ginas s o um pouco dif ceis de ultrapassar, mas depois que isso aconteceu, n o 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 fic o hist rica Existe um charme na est ria ser situada no passado que me atrai imensamente Nesse a autora fez um belo trabalho em captura [...]


  23. Prekrasna, topla pri a o Josie koja, uz majku prostitutku i niz osebujnih likova, odrasta u ozlogla enoj, Francuskoj etvrti New Orleansa Ona radi u knji ari, isti bordel, biva uvu ena u istragu ubojstva, ali vo ena svojim jakim karakterom i ambicijom, hrabro kro i ka svom cilju upisu na presti ni koled Smith U njezinoj borbi poma u joj ljudi koji je okru uju, a uz koje je ne ve u rodbinske nego sudbinske veze koje su, ponekad, one najja e.Nije ovo ni prva ni zadnja pri a o ljudima koji su li eni [...]


  24. 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 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 Easy and am qu [...]


  25. 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 and 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 Do you think h [...]


  26. 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 relate to [...]


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