Out of the Easy Characters

Ruta Sepetys
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Josie

Josie Moraine is the teenaged narrator and main character of the novel “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys. Turning 18 in the novel, Josie is a sweet, pretty girl who dreams of getting out of New Orleans by receiving an education at Smith College in order to start her life all over again. Josie is the daughter of Louise, a prostitute, and becomes a granddaughter figure to Willie through the course of the novel. Josie hates her mother’s line of work, and has a horrible relationship with her mother who blames her problems in life on having Josie. Josie does her best to be a morally just person, staying above the crime life of New Orleans even though she lives among it. She earns money honestly by cleaning the brothel and working at the local bookshop.

Josie has a near romantic relationship with her best friend Patrick...

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