by Joe Schreiber
With a title like Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick I had no idea what I was in for when I picked up this book by Joe Schreiber. I definitely did not expect a book that has so much action that it puts some of the latest action movies to shame! I also did not expect that the character that is the cause of all the danger, violence, and excitement is a female foreign exchange student. Finally, I didn’t expect that I would love this book and that by the end of the book it was not even close to the story I thought I was reading when I first started.
When I first picked up Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, I thought it would be a mix of a romance with a weird storyline that involved a foreign exchange student. While some of that is true, the story is so much more! Perry is your normal teenage guy, he is a little bit on the geeky side, but deals with the normal pressures that a high school senior deals with– choosing the right college, working at his dad’s work, and dealing with the pressure his parents put on him to achieve the best. However, there is one thing in Perry’s life that isn’t that normal, his family’s Lithuanian exchange student named Gobi. A majority of this novel takes place on one night, a night that will change Perry’s life forever, the night that Perry takes Gobi to the prom and learns that Gobi is actually a 24-year-old trained assassin who has commandeered Perry to be her driver for the night while she hunts down those she has been assigned to kill.
The characters of both Perry and Gobi are so much fun to read. Gobi appears to be this weak girl at first, but is actually a kick butt assassin who is both scary and awesome. Perry grows a lot in this story and at first you think there’s no one that he will survive this night as Gobi’s chauffer. I won’t give the ending away, so you will need to read the book to find out if Perry does make it out alive. This novel has everything action, a little romance, a mystery, and drama. However, there is strong language and a lot of violence, so if that is not something you like to read then this is not the book for you. If you do like an awesome story that keeps you guessing and is filled with nonstop action, then pick up Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick at the Library today!