Out of the Easy

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Well-told story of sex worker's daughter; for mature teens.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 14+

Don't let the setting scare you off!

I was a little nervous about this book because of the story's backdrop of a New Orleans brothel and its prostitutes. However, I have read other novels by Ruta Sepetys, so I felt like I should give this book a chance. Out of the Easy was so good that I read it in one sitting! I feel I am very conservative, but I would have no hesitation about allowing teens 14 and up to read this novel. The sexual situations and language were not explicit and mild compared to today's standards.

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