Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; 1 edition (October 25, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0547577389
  • Author: Joe Schreiber
  • Cover Art: I like it
  • Over all rating: ***** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: Won an ARC from WatchYAreading. Thank you

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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.”(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This is such a fun book! Each chapter begins with an essay question or statement for the main characters college applications. Very creative! I loved this book, it was non stop action packed! It starts out at a good pace with Perry setting the stage for what is to come, once Perry and Gobi leave his house it's packed with gun fights, high speed driving and professional assassination hits. 

Gobi is hilarious! Within the first 20 pages readers fall in love with her humor. This is a title that people of all ages would enjoy it's also a title that would adapt well on the big screen.

Perry and Gobi are very believable characters as well as Perry's parents. The dialogue was good and the flow of this novel was wonderful, I just wish it was a little longer! 

I would highly recommend this novel! 

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