AU REVOIR CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK By Joe Schreiber [Review]
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber was one of the books presented at the BEA (Young Adult) Editors Buzz panel and I was really excited to be able to get my hands on a copy.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a short but intense read. The story follows High School senior Perry Stormaire whose only worry is finishing his college applications and playing with his band at their first gig in the Big Apple. Unfortunately, when Perry’s mom asks him to take their geeky, quiet Lithuanian exchange student Gobija Zaksaukas to the prom, Perry has no idea the kind of trouble he is about to get into.
Turns out Gobi might not be as innocent or geeky as he first suspected, try trained assassin on a mission instead. Perry’s night turns into a crazy and sometimes almost deadly chase throughout Manhattan.
If you love action, then Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is perfect for you, once the action starts going it doesn’t stop until the end. I really enjoyed every page of it. In fact this is probably the first YA book that I have read that had this much action and I enjoyed every second of it.
Perry is really our eyes into this insane adventure and he holds his own quite nicely seeing what situations he’s thrown into. As for Gobi, well she is an awesome kick-ass assassin on a mission and you will find yourself rooting for her and maybe even secretly dream you could be as badass as she is.
As for the story itself, it’s a great set up with even twist and turns that I didn’t see coming, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this made into a movie. Actually I wish they would make it into one because I would totally go see it.
Overall, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a quick and fun read that will feed your need for some good action.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | Pages: 192 | Source: BEA (Book Expo America)