Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

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It's Kill Bill meets Collateral in an all-action book for teens. "You shot him. You totally just shot that guy back there. I think I'm gonna throw up." One ordinary guy. One female assassin. One crazy adventure...Prom night. Perry just wants to gig with his band in the Big Apple, but his mother wants him to take his quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student, Gobi, to the dance instead. The night ahead looks pretty dull...right up to the point where the shooting, car chases, capturing, torturing, and helicopter rescuing kicks in. Perry soon finds out that Gobi is actually an undercover agent on a mission, and she's taking him along for the ride through Manhattan's concrete jungle in his Dad's red Jag. Breathless, high-octane action, black comedy and a shot of romance. This book for young adults is a handful for any teenage reader. "Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is the hilarious YA buzzbomb I've been waiting for all year. Has style and wit to burn. I read the whole thing in one sitting. Buildings explode, scores are settled, and the dialogue is explosively funny. Pretty much every page does it to the hilt. Boom" (Sean Beaudoin, author of You Killed Wesley Payne).show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Electric Monkey
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405259434
  • 9781405259439
  • 224,579

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"What follows are captures, tortures, machine guns, a helicopter rescue, and a kiss that is, like this addictive first novel for teens, a 'long, intoxicating dive through a sea of Red Bull.'"--"Booklist, starred review" ""Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick" is a high-octane, high-caliber joyride centered on one very loud night in New York City, a sort of Nick & Norah's Infinite Hit List. As Perry deals with flying bullets, exploding glass, and college admissions, your assignment is much simpler (and safer): Read this book!" --Michael Northrop, author of "Trapped""" ""Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick" is the hilarious YA buzzbomb I've been waiting for all year. Has style and wit to burn. I read the whole thing in one sitting. Buildings explode, scores are settled, and the dialog is explosively funny. Pretty much every page does it to the hilt. Boom." --Sean Beaudoin, author of "You Killed Wesley Payne""" "Fast paced, smart, exciting . . . it's like your favorite summer action thriller and Jshow more

About Joe Schreiber

Joe Schreiber is the author of several adult thrillers and Star Wars novelisations. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is his first YA/crossover novel - a sequel is coming soon. In his other life, he is an MRI technologist and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.show more

Our customer reviews

I was lucky enough to win this paperback book from a giveaway run by Bliss Magazine. I loved the title but wasn't sure what to expect from this and to be honest I don't think I would have picked it up if I had seen it for sale in a shop. This is why I'm glad I won the book because it was a fantastic read and I would've missed out! The prologue confused me and intrigued me all at the same time but it also hinted at some real excitement to come so I carried on turning those pages. The story was told from Perry's point of view and to begin with he told us that there was a female foreign exchange student staying with him and his family called Gobi. At this time she was a strange girl who repeatedly passed out for some unknown reason and I couldn't figure out how this book was going to get exciting. Then the prom arrived and everything clicked into place, from that moment on I was hooked and everything Gobi said or did completely fascinated me. I was biting my nails at Gobi's deadly antics and laughing at Perry's reaction to most of it, I found that I could picture the whole book really easily and I think it would make a great movie! As the reader, my questions mirrored Perry's - I wanted to know who Gobi really was and why she was on a killing spree. When her background and motives were revealed it made unpleasant reading but I then felt like I understood her character better. This was fast-paced and action-packed, being quite a short book I read it from start to finish in just a few hours. I definitely want to read the next book Ciao For Now, Crazy European Chick.show more
by Kate Verrier
I didn't really know what this book was about when I picked it up, I just knew that I loved the title! I am so glad that I did read this one as it was so action packed and fun. This book is told in a series of (rather short) college application essays - each chapter starts with an essay question which is answered (usually indirectly) with the part of the story that the chapter covers. I loved this idea as it was both quite unusual and clever. I also didn't expect it to be so funny! Perry is your average high school guy whose family thought it'd be a good experience to allow an European exchange student to stay with them. Perry has spent months living with Gobi, the Lithuanian exchange student, who seems a bit dull and a bit strange, until he is forced to go to his school prom with her. Perry and Gobi don't spend the night at the prom though - Gobi transforms into a confident assassin and the night is spent driving around New York, taking care of Gobi's business - a.k.a. killing people! This isn't a very long book which is probably a plus point - everything is quite direct and straight to the point (thanks to Perry and Gobi's personalities), although Gobi is somewhat mysterious - we learn more about that near the end. It would be very easy to devour this in one sitting and I had no problem finishing it in a day. This book is certainly more plot-driven than anything else, with it's murders, shoot-outs, bombing and torture, but that's not to say that the characters are poor. I thought that Perry's interfamilial relationships were interesting, and I instantly loved Gobi when she revealed her true self. They're not particularly complex characters - they are who they are. Perry could be any regular teenager and it's easy to put yourself in his place. It's not a very realistic story (although it technically could happen), but that gives it a huge injection of comedy - Perry can't believe any of it is happening to him. Both Perry and Gobi have great, though slightly wicked, senses of humour and it really comes across well - I found myself bursting out with laughter at some of the one liners! This is an addictive, super fast paced, action packed young adult read that will appeal to girls and guys alike. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the characters and (maybe above all), the author's ability to make me laugh. I sincerely hope that this not the last we see of Perry and Gobi and I can't wait to see what Schreiber has planned for us next!show more
by Stephanie Forster (Stepping out of the Page)
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