Monday, 9 July 2012

Book Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Egmont
Released: March 2012
Summary: 
Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior—he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band—until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself—and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.GoodreadsAmazon  


Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is an exhilarating action-packed read. The novel takes place over the course of one crazy night in New York City and is a quick page-turning read that can easily be devoured in one sitting. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is told from the point of view of  high-school teenager Perry Stormaire; an average guy who plays in a band and fantasizes about a getting a hot European exchange student. In reality, his exchange student wears frumpy clothes, thick glasses, and barely talks to anyone. 


When Perry is forced to take Lithuanian exchange student, Gobi, to Prom it is revealed that she is not entirely what she seems. Gobi is not, in fact, an introverted exchange student but a trained assassin, and from that point of the novel onwards Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick becomes a killing-free-for-all with plenty of hilarity as the innocent and naive Perry is tagged along into a bloodbath of epic proportions.  


Every chapter in the book is preceded by a college application essay topic, which is then answered in that chapter. I really liked this as it gave further insight into Perry, as well as also making me thankful that I never had to apply for University in North America. 


The characterization of Perry, although somewhat thinly drawn, revolves around his need to please his overbearing and stubborn father, who has certain expectations of what he is to make of his life; Law School at Columbia University being his top priority. Gobi is depicted as a fearless warrior and a real force to be reckoned with, and it is due to the events that take place over the course of this night, what Perry learns about Gobi and himself, that gives Perry the courage and strength to assert himself. There was a great chemistry between Perry and Gobi that sizzled on the page and added a dash of romance to this thrilling plot driven novel. 


Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick in 5 words: People die. It's crazy good. 


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7 comments:

  1. Haha oh boy. This sounds like fun. Or maybe just a two hundred some page reminder that I DO have to apply to University in North America. Ah. Anyway, great review. Next on my TBR!

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    1. Lol. I think there is a lot of merit in having to write an essay as part of your application rather than just going on test scores...BUT...I'm lazy so it just seems like more of an effort and hassle. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for following my blog! I'm now following yours. This book sounds hilarious; a good summer read :)

    -Sarah
    http://laceandlavenderhints.blogspot.ca

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  3. Saw the link to your blog in the Book Blogs group. Following you via GFC. My blog is at: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/

    I have this book on my TBR, I think. My son hates reading and I thought he might like this one. Great review, I think I'll request it from the library.

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  4. Wow, this book does sound cool! A killing free-for-all? A bloodbath of epic proportions? Sure, let's get right in there! ;)

    Thanks for the review, sounds like a fun, action-packed book!

    Catherine x
    The Book Parade

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    1. Thank you. Just strap yourself in for a crazy ride lol.

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