Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Out of the Easy

Ruta Sepetys is such a treasure. Following her gorgeous and successful Between Shades of Gray, she has dipped into the past again, this time to New Orleans in 1950. Our heroine is Jo, the daughter of a prostitute who strives to escape to a life that she has only read about in her beloved books. Unfortunately, her mother is mixed up with some dangerous character and leaving the past behind is never as easy as it seems.

Sepetys creates characters that become a part of the reader. I couldn't put down Out of the Easy, yet was so sad when it was over. I'm not hoping for a sequel, but am eager to know what world she will bring me to next. Sepetys writes, "We all laced together--a brothel madam, an English professor, a mute cook, a quadroon cabbie, and me, the girl carrying a bucket of lies and throwing them like confetti." If I had my way, I'd be reading a novel about each of these fascinating characters.

It's official: I will be first in line to read anything Sepetys writes. I just wish she'd write faster.

1 comment:

  1. I love Ruta Sepetys! I've only ever read BSoG, but it completely blew my mind. She just has such a gorgeous way with words. "...and me, the girl carrying a bucket of lies and throwing them like confetti." Love it.
    PS: I love your "new" blog design. The header looks awesome - and you even have a whole page for NIVs!

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