Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick review

It's been awhile since I've read a book that both captures my attention from the first couple of pages, not letting it go until the very end of the story AND makes me laugh out loud repeatedly. Author Joe Schreiber definitely scored on all levels with this one. 

Perry is a pretty typical high school kid...plays in a band, does his homework, dreams about girls he can never get with, etc. After finally landing the biggest gig of his life, Perry's thoughts of stardom are dashed when his parents force him to take their incredibly geeky Lithuanian exchange student to the school's prom, the same night his band is supposed to play in NYC. 

Well, Perry definitely ends up making it to NYC, but it's definitely not going as he wanted it to. His exchange student date? She's actually a trained assassin (and quite hot) out to perform a few last "jobs" before heading back to Lithuania. And Perry is now along for the ride,  attempting to stay alive while Gobi kills people. Totally violent, hilariously fun, and even a bit sweet at times. 

I will warn, there is definitely some language in this one (but no f-bombs that I can recall), lots of violence (like bullets, stabbings, etc.), and a whole bunch of sexual references. Most definitely a teen book and one that will appeal to both guys AND girls, which is nice. 

I had a lot of fun reading this one! Would have made a great "beach book," had it been out during the summer. 

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Joe Schreiber
192 pages
Young Adult
Houghton Mifflin
October 2011
Review copy provided by publisher

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