|Print List Price:||$9.99|
Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price set by seller.
Out of The Easy Kindle Edition
|Length: 356 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $10.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
This novel's plot is as meticulously crafted as its many characters, and readers will be captivated by the complex world Ms. Sepetys has brought to life. Highly recommended!
This book was very different from her other two books I've read: Between Shades of Gray and Salt to the Sea. It is from a completely different setting, but it still features the strength of the human spirit to battle against life and overcome adversity.
This story is about a young woman, Josie Moraine, trying to find her place in the world. In the first chapter, Josie is 7 years old and has moved to New Orleans. We are introduced to the owner of a brothel and Josie's mom who is a prostitute. Both characters play critical roles in Josie's outlook on who she is and what she can become. The next chapter Josie has aged 10 years and is a young woman. By this time Josie believes the circumstances of her life have already determined her future.
Josie works two jobs cleaning the brothel were her mom works and in a bookstore where she has lived since she was 11. Two customers come into the bookstore making Josie question her beliefs that her future has already been set. The first is an out of state architect who tells her "Decisions, they shape our destiny". The second person is a young woman, a student at Smith College, who befriends her. Josie starts thinking about going to college in particular Smith College. As the story evolves Josie starts to act on her plan to attend Smith.
What I really like about this story is Josie's journey. Josie transforms before our eyes from seeing herself as worthless and believing her future is defined by one's circumstances to a confident woman who goes after her dreams. There are so many well developed characters in this book. Characters that both help and hinder Josie's progress in attaining her dreams.
There is one thing that I disliked about the book and that is the author, in a relatively short period of time, throws every kind of bad Josie's way to where it distracts from the story.
I highly recommend this book and will definitely read more of this author's work. About the rating system I've used. I have read many excellent books which I would rate 3 or 4 stars saving 5 stars for something truly extraordinary.
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Historical Fiction > United States > 20th Century
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Girls & Women
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Self Esteem & Reliance
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Historical
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Mystery & Detective
- Books > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Romantic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Historical Fiction > United States > 20th Century
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Girls & Women
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Self-Esteem
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Detectives
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Romantic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Social Issues