Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Electrric Monkey
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 978 14052 59439
The cover on this is extremely eye catching, being yellow, with contrasting bullet holed black titles and red blood splatter, along with a chicks silhouette.
Perry is your average teen, preparing for Prom. Gobi , his foreign exchange student is ugly, wears dowdy clothes and doesn’t talk a lot. All that changes on Prom night. Gobi gives herself a makeover whilst they are out and transforms into a butt kicking assassin on a mission. Perry is pulled into a world of murder, deception, pain and sacrifice. Ultimately, can he and his family survive Gobi’s vendetta?
This is a high action whirlwind of a book which I read extremely quickly as I couldn’t put it down. I was as horrified of Gobi’s actions as I was curious as to her motivation. The ending is unexpected and raised a smile. For a book which is under 300 pages it packs a lot of excitement, laughs, thrill and action.
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."
Many thanks to the publisher, a copy was received in return for an honest review.