Saturday, April 06, 2013

OUT OF THE EASY

Author:  Ruta Sepetys
Genre:  YA Historical Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format:  Book
Yearly Count:  25


Josie Moraine, the daughter of a prostitute in New Orleans, decides to make more of her life than remain in her bleak existence. 

This transported me to another world, and kept me fully engaged.  It's a quick read, so I was able to finish it in one day.  The variety of characters were unique, and they drew me in.  Some appeared more often than others, but all were interesting.  The storyline, itself, was pretty good.  It didn't reach any great heights, but was still satisfying.  I have no interest in visiting New Orleans as it is today, but I thought this was an interesting peek into the city as it was back in the 50s.  While this one didn't make my Best Reads of 2013 list like Between Shades of Gray did in 2011, I still love the writing style of Sepetys.  I think she has a true gift.



12 comments:

  1. I bought this a month or so ago because our library didn't have it. I need to make the time to read it. I love Sepetys!

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  2. This sounds like a great story. I've not read any of Sepetys's books and I need to add them to my must read list. Your high rating speaks for itself!

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    1. Bonnie ~ Oh! You have to read Between Shades of Gray and watch her video on Amazon. Excellent.

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  3. I wished I would have visited NO before Katrina but I do know that I want to read this one!

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    1. Staci ~ It's not a city for me, but I enjoyed visiting it via a book. :)

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  4. I love that cover and since you liked it I'll have to take a look :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ If you didn't read her first one, I'd go with that one. This was still very good, but you don't want to miss the other.

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  5. I just bought this book and it may be my next read. I was so impressed with Between Shades of Gray, I'm looking forward to this one. Glad you liked it!

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    1. Susan ~ Did you read it yet?! If so, what did you think?

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  6. Oh I didn't know she has a new book out! Between Shades is one of my fav WWII stories. I want to visit NO some day so this may be a good one to read!

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    1. Christa ~ Glad I brought it to your attention! Hope you love it!

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