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Thursday, May 23, 2013

YA Historical Fiction

Out of The Easy

Out of the Easy

 By: Ruth Sepetys

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Pages: 346

Published: 2013

Read: May

5 out of 5 stars 

Historical Fictional is said to be the new craze for young adults. With stories like this one, there is no doubt. This book is truly amazing. I really liked Between Shades of Gray (also YA historical fiction), but I Loved Out of the Easy.  Told in the voice of 17-year old Josie, it is the story of being raised during the 1950’s by a mother who not only is a prostitute but doesn’t even acknowledge her daughter.  Sepetys tells the story with compassion and wonder.  This story reminds me a little of The Diviners by Libba Bray.  They both bring mystery and friendship to their novels.  I definitely look forward to reading lots more YA historical fiction in the months to come.

Becoming one of my new favorite authors, you can see more on Ruth Sepetys at www.ruthsepetys.com

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