Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe SchreiberPerry 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.
This is a really interesting book. Before I picked it up, I had heard mixed opinions about it. Now I understand why. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is written through Perry’s college application essays. This allows the writing style to be innovative. However, I couldn’t always see how the story Perry was telling related to the essay prompts.
This story moves incredibly fast, and it isn’t due to how short in length it is. Most of the story takes place in one night in New York. Perry thinks Gobi is a quiet exchange student, but then he finds out who she really is. It was really fun joining Perry has Gobi forces him to go on wild escapades.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is more of a plot driven story, so I don’t have much to say about the actual characters. I really liked Gobi. She was so interesting and wild (and an assassin, but let’s just forget about that for right now.) I couldn’t really relate to Perry, but that’s most likely due to the fact that since the story takes place in one night, readers don’t get to know him very well.
Joe Schreiber wrote a really fun book! It’s a really fast read, and could easily be read in a couple hours. Though the character development was lacking, it had an original plot that will demand your attention. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a whirlwind of a novel. I recommend it to people looking for a new and refreshing book.
FTC- Library.

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