Out of the Easy

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:31 am

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Out of the Easy

Ruta Sepetys

2013

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Erin K

Teens

General fiction, Historical, Mystery

In brief

5

Great historical fiction with a murder mystery twist. I couldn't put it down!

Josie is a 17-year-old living in New Orleans in the 1950s. Her mother, who considers Josie more a mistake than a daughter, is a prostitute in the French Quarter. Despite her upbringing, Josie strives for bigger things and devises a plan to get out; her intelligence and determination make her dream of attending Smith College possible.

But there is a snag in her plan. Her mother's affiliation with New Orleans' seedy underbelly has put Josie right in the middle of a murder investigation.

From the author of Between Shades of Grey, this is a great story with a fascinating setting and a strong leading lady. I really enjoyed all the twists and turns of this book, and I wanted to be Josie's friend along the way. Once you get started, it's a hard book to put down!