Out of the Easy

Out of Easy

“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 more 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.” –Jacket

  1. I have read this book twice, and I would read it many more times. The whole structure of the story is very, very good. It lets have a look at what prostitutes and children of prostitutes had to endure during that era. Despite the fact that Josie get judged because her mom is a prostitute, she had made many friends and has stayed loyal to her mom. This is very well written.

  2. I agree with Johanna in that this is an awesome book.

    With a beautifully written and entertaining first-person narration, a colorful cast of memorable characters and an intriguing storyline, this is one book that will enthrall teen and adult readers alike. Out of the Easy is another fabulous novel by a talented author.

  3. Mrs. Ryan-Connolly

    It has been awhile since I read this book, and I miss the characters. I was telling friends about “Out of the Easy” and they were intrigued, saying they will have to pick this one up next to read. Sepetys developed characters with plenty of personality, and a storyline that captured me from the start. If you like coming of age stories, historical fiction or mystery fiction then you should definitely pick this book up!

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