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Good Yes Good The only reason I d Hard Pushed lift my skirt is to pull out my pistol and plug you in the head1950 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 andeave 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 17 works there Her cruel and selfish mother neglects her steals from her and obsesses over a abusive man that reeks of trouble But despite all of this Josie is not one to dwell on her misfortunes instead she soldiers on determined to one day achieve her dreams Out of The Easy features a colourful cast of characters My favourite character by far though has to be Willie the madame of the brothel I think this description wicked stepmother with the fairy godmother heart fits her well Despite her ice y exterior she cares deeply for Josie She was a brilliant if not unconventional mother figureJesse with his How Philosophy Works leather jacket and motorbike uickly won me over His uiet and shy demeanour slowly gives way to an intelligent and charming young man The blossoming romance between Jesse and Josie is very subtle it develops at a steady place and is honestly just down right swoon worthy I appreciated Sepetys portrayal of the prostitutes she shows that they re not tragic bitter characters instead they re justike us they have feelings and do what they have to do to survive Strong funny and caring these women oddly found a place in my heartI never would have picked this up before I became a book blogger YA historical fiction is just one of the many genres that book blogging has introduced me to and for that I am grateful Out of The Easy is a beautiful heart wrenching story that has uickly made it to my favourites shelf This review also appears on my blog The Page Turner How many college girls cleaned cathouses I was watching a show on tv 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 Charlie Hernndez the League of Shadows letting people eat cakeor not as it turns out that she didn t really say thisWhat does my book review have to do with cake you ask New Orleans was the cake that I wanted to eat but never got to Out of the Easy should have delivered on the promise of New Orleans A few mentions of brick dust it s a voodoo thing Mardi Gras and dropping the names of famous streets struggled to fully cement the atmosphere ofife at a brothel in the Big Easy during the mid twentieth century I The Little Book of Comfort longed to be a part of the surroundings and never uite feltike I made it there in full capacitySince this wasn t a setting driven book we re Dancing on the Ceiling left toook at the styles of story driven and character driven I would consider Out of the Easy to be a The Wee Free Men (Discworld, little bit of both but if I had to pick a stronger point I d beikely to fall on the character driven side The cast of characters were an eclectic bunch From the snappy madam to the kindly driver each person had a certain uality which made them uniue You re named after a madam I m named after a murderer Mine s worse There were offbeat characters There was a murder mystery There were the obstacles of prejudice to overcome There was the the tale of a woman coming of age and how she had to Kidnapped learn to make her own way in the world outside of her mother s stigma as a prostituteI first fell inove with Ruta Sepetys writing with her now well known book Between Shades of Gray which was absolutely brilliant and showcased the passion that one writer could have in wanting to bring a hidden story to ife she went on her own pilgrimage to find out the history of her people in order to write the book Even though I appreciated and enjoyed Sepetys effort with Out of the Easy I think I mentally set the bar high in hoping that this book would eual my strong feelings for BSOG While I found Out of the Easy an engaging read I don t know if I ever fully attached to the story in the way I would have iked toEven so I still have so much História do Rei Transparente love for her style of writing I m pretty sure that I d read anything this author put out there She has this way of drawing you in through beautiful prose and small hints of things to come With both of her books there was an underlying message of holding on to hope The reader wants to hope for for these charactersJo wanted to get Out of the Easy I wanted her to get out as well This is why I kept reading to see if she could make her dreams reality I still don t know if I want to go 3 or 4 on the rating If it changes my apologies Reading Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetysead 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 writer of YA historical fiction but that she s a Writer and that she measures up to the very best She is able to make her authorial voice completely invisible thus allowing her characters to fully form and take center stageOut of the Easy rose from its pages to create a story that unfolded right in front of my eyes ike a play than anything else I wasn t a reader not "exactly Sepetys had allowed me to become a spectator instead All I had to do was sit back and watch "Sepetys had allowed me to become a spectator instead All I had to do was sit back and watch the setting materialized in front of me into a full audio visual and olfactory experience The characters weren t far behind As soon as Josie Moraine spoke her first sentence My mother s a prostitute I knew we were going to get Along And We Did Each and we did Each us has wanted to be someone else somewhere else at east once in our Dinosaur Dinners lives but for Josie it s a matter of survival All she ever wanted was to be normal to be able toive and In His Blood learnike everyone else without her mother s constant malicious meddling Josie s voice was clear as bell and she spoke to me until her problems became my problems and her heartache my heartache as well Willie said normal was boring and that I should be grateful that I had a touch of spice She said no one cared about boring people and when they died they were forgotten Desert Kings (Deathlands, like something that slips behind the dresser Sometimes I wanted to slip be. It's 1950 and as the French uarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets seventeen year old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own Known amongocals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute Josie wants out of ife than the Big Easy has to offer She devises a plan get out but a mysterious. Out of the EasyUt of the Easy gave me the distinct feeling of going through the motions This is a uick read the chapters come and go in a blink of an eye And I felt as if every scene was written and included because it is the formula I think I ve figured out my problem with Sepetys there just isn t enough I felt that way with Between Shades of Gray and I feel it even potently now She doesn t given enough information enough background enough action enoug of anything Josie is a girl who has been made fun of all her Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, life yet we don t really experience this alienation Sure some people turn away from her in a couple of scenes but not enough Josie is supposed to be intelligent a true scholar yet the only factors to explore this is her desire to attend school and her job in the bookshop We see her badly wanting to be admitted but I would veiked If I have had dark rings under my eyes at Ooko 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 andikeable secondary characters so Naked lovable and true toife Willie Coky Jesse I want to hug them all I couldn t stop reading even if the mystery part was really predictable and a Shadow Scale (Seraphina, littleudicrous Now if you would excuse me I m gonna say hello good buy to my coffee maker that just became my new best friend Trop de caf tue Claim The Crown le caf PS There s a sort of aove triangle and you know what I didn t mind one bit because 1 the romance part was never overwhelming 2 for once I found it believable and understandable 3 I was very pleased with the outcome Therefore I may be exhausted but I m smiling SO big it was worth it still worth every second of this very Nerds long day OUT OF THE EASY is another fantastic piece of writing by the stupendous Ruta Sepetys aka the only historical fiction writer to make myist of top favourite authorsWith a mostly absent and selfish prostitute as a mother Josie s In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, 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 goodife out of the city of New Orleans which so far only filled her heart with disappointments But if she can t receive a scholarship she Bark ll be stuck in aife she wishes would be different until she meets her creator Though we re clearly aware of the fact that this is a historical novel from the way the people were thinking and iving in 1950s New Orleans the point of this book is not to tell you how things were back in the day although that s part of it but rather make you experience through the ovely Josie the Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! life of a teenage girl with big dreams in a city that plans to suck theife out of herMore showing than telling And that s so very great because I can t recall the number of times I ve been disappointed with a book because of its annoying tendency to tell instead of to show which incidentally works much better than the former on so many Cannibal levels It s simply a pleasure to read Miss Sepethys novels I don t worry about being flooded with information or having to put on my intelligence glasses to decipher what she says She writesike she breaths EffortlesslyAnd with an admirable eleganceBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin 45If you d asked me about historical fiction two years ago I would have told you it wasn t my thing It had ong 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 ights and dazzling atmosphere of Libba Bray s 1920s supernatural murder mystery The Diviners to the "From the bright Man, Son of Man lights and dazzling atmosphere of Libba Bray s 1920s supernatural murder mystery The Diviners to the 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 thisI 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 Iacked this My cold heart felt nothing 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 charactersOut 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 Alter Ego loved so so much Oroathed 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 ongs 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 ively and colourful characters into this story from the fierce and wonderful Willie who runs the brothel to the shameless and hilarious Dora who works thereThe patriarchal hierarchy of women puts such usty 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 Mis Fantine from Les Mis For Sepetys to take such an interesting ook into the Unseen City lives and dealings of prostitutes and to show them as strong funny and oddly empowered women really made meove 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 Art life and instead of falling into a pit of despair they have taken control of theirives doing what they have to in order to survive It is incredibly effective and I was all the angry at the people who sneered at them because of itThis 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 God Is in the Crowd laughed outoud several times and teared up towards the end Very very good I am so pleased I gave this author another chanc. Uth 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 ies and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destin. ,

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Hind the dresser Being normal sounded perfectly wonderful But Josie was not alone each of the characters was so uniue so alive and vibrant that they completely took over the story and The Matriarchs (The Family left their author far behind Or so it seemed This is where Ruta Sepetys skill truly shows Her writing style is so clear so completely transparent that it never gets in the way of the story This ability or rather a choice makes even the characters emotions seem genuine not forced or manipulated but as real as yours or mine It s best that you go into this book knowing asittle as possible not because it hides some staggering surprise but because its beauty is almost impossible to put into words The only way is to experience everything for yourself and if you ask me that s exactly what you should do wwwmelissa413readsalotblogspotcomI wasn t sure I was going to Notes for the Everlost like this book but I was pleasantly surprised that I did I fell inove 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 When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) living in was owned by a woman named Willie and I reallyoved 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 they needed that as well I No Biggy! loved the fact that she became of a mom to Josie than Josie s real mom She taught her how to shoot guns and use her head She gave her a job as a cleaner unfortunately this involved cleaning up after all of the women after the fact the next day EwwwFor some reason I kept picturing Willie as the character from one of my favorite movies Spirited Away I kept picturing Yubaba when I read anything about Willie LoL The book is set in 1950 s New Orleans as you can read in the blurb Josieived above a bookstore that she also worked in she Crush It! lived there since she was aittle girl of 12 The owner and author Charlie was very kind to her she also worked with Charlie s son Patrick who was Attracting Birds to Your Backyard like a brother to her Josie s mom is trouble with a capital T She seems to be in on stealing murders drugs and who knows what all elseJosie meets a nice man that comes into the bookstore Sheikes him because he seems Deep Listening like a really nice person and it seems there s not too many menike that aroundbuthe gets murdered and this really upsets Josie there is a Bird-by-Bird Gardening lot to it but I won t get into that Josie decides she wants to try to get into a prestigious college away from New Orleans and does some really smart things to try to help her get there Josie has had so manyet downs in her The Works of Saint Augustine life There is another character Iove in the book it s Cokie he is Willie s driver He Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone loves driving around in Willie s Caddy He is a really sweet character Some of the girls at the brothel are very sweet to Josie too There is also a nice guy named Jesse that I had a crush on and it seemed Josie did too The characters in this book are rich in detail and the way the author weaves the story makes you think your right there with Josie The ending was sad and brought tears to my eyes well a few things brought tears to my eyes tears of sadness and tears of happiness I was all over the place with this review but Lord I was trying my best not to give out spoilers I have a hard time with that I wouldiked to have talked in detail about people and what all went on I will just say read the book I ook forward to reading books by this author as this was my first by her Wow I mean wow This book was so captivating This book is all about This book was so captivating This book is all about uote from the bookDecisions they shape our destiny And this book tells you that in any given circumstance whatever ife deals you in the end it s YOUR choice of how you want to shape who you are and make your Supper Club life The author was able to bring toife 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 book towards the underground and hidden slums of New Orleans in the 1950 s Times and places we didn t focus on during that time or realize were truly there She was so descriptive I couldn t put it down The main character Josie is an amazing character who always sought for something MORE from this Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) life she sought and new and better way ofiving She is the seventeen year old daughter of a French uarter prostitute She knew what she was surrounded with and knew it wasn t right She was able to escape through books as she works in a book store and the kindness of others that sheltered her as best they could from what she could have easily succumbed toJosie ove the name is smart and well they could from what she could have easily succumbed toJosie ove the name is smart and well independent gutsy even knows how to shoot a gun witty Josie also works at her mother s brothel for Willie the madam and cleans up the messes after parties and such So Josie is exposed to that sort of Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) life constantly and sees what that sort ofife is I absolutely Berlioz, Vol. 2 loved Willie even though she was rough around the edges She s ballsy and doesn t take crap from nobody Willie keeps her away from ever becoming a prostitute but also can t see beyond her own world I so badly wanted to know about her and what was her story You get toearn a The Middle Sin (Cleo North little just enough to satisfy you but there is such and intense desire to know about HER There s also a whole slew of other characters that you justove Cokie Willie s driver Patrick Josie s best friend and co worker at the bookstore I The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress loved this book I really did It was amazing and beautifully written and I thought it was tasteful especially when dealing with this topic and era Sexual Content moderateheavy Violence mildLanguage moderate I thinkDrugsAlcohol mild 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 theeast Out of the Easy missed nearly every mark and Midnight Fantasies 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 couldift the spirit offer all the grandiose hope we Men of Steele Bundle look for in art of all venues Out of the Easy is about Josie She is the daughter of a prostitute sheives in the uarter she works alternately between the bookshop and the brothel and she is smart She is smart and determined and optomistic She dreams of attending college and finally getting out of dirty wicked New Orleans I see a pattern in Sepetys writing young women with a strong will and an inner compass they steer to get them to a better place Inspiring The idea is wonderful and I hope it s a pattern that continues But Million-Dollar Nanny life is a journey not a destination yes And this book s journey is just simplyflat Reading Death in the uartereaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother her conscience and Willie Woodley the brusue madam on Conti Street Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld New Orleans The Millionaires Waitress Wife (The Brubaker Brides, lures her in her uest for tr.


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