Use these discussion questions for Out of the Easy to talk about the key ideas, details, craft, and structure of the novel. This discussion guide is correlated to the Common Core reading standards. The story—a work of historical fiction by Ruta Sepetys— is set in New Orleans during the 1950s. Josie Moraine, the teenage daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is looking to escape the life of "The Big Easy" and fulfill her dream of a college education.
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