Book Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick


Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe SchreiberPerry’s parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior prom but after an incident at the dance he learns that Gobi is actually a trained assassin who needs him as a henchman, behind the wheel of his father’s precious Jaguar, on a mission in Manhattan.

Title : Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author : Joe Schreiber
ISBN : 9780547577388
Copyright : 2011
Pages : 190


Strengths

  • Fast paced. In under 200 pages, the action moves between cities, in cars and helicopters, and through several shoot outs.
  • Engaging characters. I liked Perry and empathized with Gobi – something I wouldn’t have anticipated considering she is killing people.
  • Funny. It lightened up serious action with physical humor and the awkward interactions of teenage boys and girls.
  • Satisfying and convincing explanation of how/why Perry would “agree” to be the getaway driver.
  • Added depth with family interactions and the sibling parallels between the two protagonists.

Weaknesses

  • Unrealistic abilities of protagonist.
  • Glorified violence.
  • Would have been even more effective as a tv show or movie.

Recommended for: people who enjoy action movies such as Kill Bill or tv show such as La Femme Nikita or Revenge; teen boys; hi-lo/reluctant readers

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I am a woman working in the Twin Cities as a programming Librarian.
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