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Book Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber


Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Series:
Pages: 282
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Date of Publication: 5th March 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis 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.


My Thoughts:
I LOVED this book. It was SO GOOD! It was silly and hilarious and totally unbelievable, and so, so fun to read. I devoured it in about three hours, which is around a page every 40 seconds! I just couldn't stop reading.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick was nothing like how I expected to be. I don't know, maybe I should have cottoned on from the title (which, can I say, is an AWESOME title), but I had no idea really what I was getting myself into (ahh, that makes it sound like it was really bad... It was quite the opposite, I promise!). Like, I knew it was about a European assassin in New York, but that was about it. Anyway, it completely surprised me - I've never read anything like it before!

I think one of the things that stood out to me most about this book is the way in which every chapter was titled with an essay question that in some way related to the events of that chapter. There were chapters where the answer to the essay question was obvious in the chapter, but other chapters required a little more thought to find the meaning behind the chapter. It added a little something to the story, and it was awesome.

I loved the plot. I loved how it started with Perry taking Gobi to the lame school dance, just because Gobi was about to go back to Lithuania and it would be a 'nice send off'. However, the dance was lame, as expected, so they drive to New York where all the action starts. And then it never stops. There's not one moment in the whole book in which there wasn't something exciting going on - whether it was an assassination, an escape, or a car chase.

I loved Perry. He was literally being taken on the ride of his life with Gobi, and I loved how real he was. He was completely gobsmacked when Gobi became the beautiful, sexy assassin she became, and he didn't let the feelings he (slowly) developed for her get in the way of the fact that she was an international criminal who needed to be stopped. Like, he tried to stop her as best he could, even called the police and made sure his family were safe. He was so cute, and just an overall awesome guy ;P

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is definitely one of my favourite books this year so far. It was so fast paced, exciting, and just a whole lot of fun. I had a great time reading it, and there were multiple occasions in which I laughed out loud sitting all by myself on the train... I would DEFINITELY recommend for all fans of YA, whether young or old, boy or girl. It has a little something for everyone, and it's most definitely NOT one to miss. Now, go and read it!

*Huge thanks to Ali from Egmont for sending me this in exchange for an honest review. In no way has this affected my opinion of the book. 

Comments

  1. I am here to make this review feel less lonely *strikes super woman pose* This sounds brilliant! Going my the cover it is a book I would look at think about for a split second and think "Nah" but from the blurb and your review this sounds like a fun, crazy ride. Going on the wish list :)

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  2. glad you loved this one. I did too, couldnt put it down and I loved the chapter titles too, the way they all fit in with the college application aspect of the storyline was brilliant! :D

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