Friday, August 3, 2012

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick


by Joe Schreiber
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover
Year pub: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel.

It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a muchanticipated
gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad’s red Jag.
Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—and it’s not over until it’s “au revoir.”
This book can just be mind-blowing fast. If you like fast-paced, easy to read, no deep stuff then Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is for you. :) Actually, i had a lot of fun reading this book and at each chapter there is a college question and some fits in with the chapter, pretty cool? Besides, don't you just like the sound of the title? Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick . Yup, it's got a ring.

This book starts out as Perry has to take out Gobi, the "crazy european chick" to a prom, because his parents made him to because Gobi wants to. Of course, he's doesn't want to because he has a gig with his band Inchworm, but instead, follows along with it and afterwards, Gobi, the silent transfer student, turns into a crazy assassin girl.  

It all ends in one night and the next morning, but you get to see Gobi and Perry's personality. Perry is just a geeky guy that just wants to get to college and just live normally. His reaction on things were just plain crazy, understandable, and enjoyable to read. While Gobi is just plan kick-ass. She can seriously keep her back and stick up for people. Her back-story gets uncovered as the story goes along. 

I really liked how it just got laid out and how even though it was one night, you just feel there is something drastically changed about them as the night wore off. But all the shenanigans that came along were wonderful, and before I knew it, I was done reading this book. It just went by like woosh! Just like that.  



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3 comments:

  1. This book sounds cute and light and I think the title is hilarious. You're right it does have a ring to it, but I don't think it's my type of novel, but maybe one day I'll give it a shot.

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  2. I really enjoyed this one too! I agree it was a very quick read. Great review :)

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