4.5 starsThis book reminded me of this song called "What would you do?" by Bastille and some parts of the lyrics might appear in my review. “Sometimes we set off down a road thinkin' we're goin' one place and we end up another. But that's okay. The important thing is to start.” This book was surprisingly good. I really didn't know what to expect when I started it. And it started off really well. Let me tell you something: Josie's narration is very very addictive. It's simple yet felt exquisite to me.Out of The Easy is a very simple story. No complications. No eye-ball rollings. It was simple and it felt good. It had this slow way of making itself at home in my heart, you know? Josie, is a really smart teenager who wants a new change in life. Her mother is a prostitute whom I felt deserved a good smack on the head with a dictionary . And, I also had this tiny fear that I might not like this book based on what it was about. Oh well, lucky me I didn't fear it too much or I would have missed a great book. What would you do?, if your son was at homecrying all alone on the bedroom floor, cuz he's hungryand thee only way to feed him is ta sleep wit a manfor a little bit of money, and his daddy's gonesomewhere smokin' rock now, in and out of lock down,I aint gotta job now, so for you this is just a good timebut for me this is what I call life You know, this part from the song doesn't even explain or relate a thing to this book but somehow it was always on my mind when I read this book. Sometimes, I even hummed the song as I read Josie's wonderful addicting narration. I really am enjoying simplicity in narrations these days. If you're wondering what I was wondering, hesitant to start this book because it's about whores and brothels, just step out of that fear. Because this book is not explicit. And let's praise the author for taking on such a difficult topic. Writing about prostitutes is a damn hard thing and to make readers love the book is even more harder. I cannot even imagine how brave Ruta Sepetys is for writing such an amazing book. Hats off to you, Ruta!