Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Review: Au Revior, Crazy European Chick by Joe Scheiber

Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Author Links: Twitter | Blog
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: October 25th 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Summary from Goodreads;
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.
4 stars, really enjoyed it.
The cover is really gorgeous, I want that girl's jacket! On hardcovers if you take the dust jacket off, you can see where the Gobi's targets are on a map of New York City. The title was hilarious and really unique.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick was a really enjoyable read. The pacing was quick and the novel itself was full of action from the first page to the last page. It was also laugh-out-loud funny, I couldn't stop laughing at the sarcasm and retorts dripping from Gobi and Perry's characters. I really wish I got to get to know the characters a tad more though. The fact that the book was set in New York City added a feel of action around the already filled with action plot. Gobi's mission not only unfolds secrets that Perry never knew about, it also opened his eyes and made him realize some things along their adventure making him grow as a character. The ending was absolutely genius, although I wanted more because it seemed like a cliffhanger to me. I totally wish I could have read his essay even though it hinted to what it was about.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is an action filled page turner that readers won't want to put down. Secrets unfold in this hilarious novel which will have readers shocked and surprised.
Book Trailer: I love this narrator's voice! ^-^ The trailer is simple yet amazing.

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