I 'm reading Out of the Easy exactly a year after reading Between Shades of Gray.
Out of the Easy is about Josie.
Reading Out of the Easy gave me the distinct eeling of " going through the motions ".
I disliked hat way with Between Shades of Gray and I eel it even more potently now.
Josie is a bo who has been made fun of all her life -- yet we do n't really experience this alienation.
Josie is supposed to be ntelligent, a true cholar -- yet the only factors to explore this is her willingnes to attend school and her job in the bookstor.
There is love triangle ( sort of) and Josie 's reactions to both boys seem off and abrupt -- because again we are onl given enough of her friendshi with either boy to understand how or why she behave the way she does.
There were sudden slices of sincere heartache, ones that finally had me rooting for Josie.
I 'm even giving up, though because I have tha feeling that if Sepetys is inspired enough, and so, truly driven to tell the story of relevance as I think was the case with Between Shades of Gray ( not o much with Out of the Easy), I hink it ill be arvelous.