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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Perry Stormaire’s future is basically all figured out for him. He has applications in at all the top universities and is still hopeful that Columbia will contact him sooner than later. His band, Inchworm, has their first real gig coming up, but that seems like a pipe dream according to his hotshot lawyer father. Perry might have continued on this somewhat successful yet mindless path if it wasn’t for the Lithuanian foreign exchange student his family welcomed into their home his senior year.

If you’re like Perry, a foreign exchange student means a vivacious, model-like woman whose aim is to wear bikinis and teach Perry a few things about life, and I don’t just mean how to speak a foreign language. Gobija Zaksauskas, or Gobi for short, didn’t fit this mold at all. She was short, stocky, and hid her pasty complexion behind thick glasses and a hair bun. For the most part, Gobi kept to herself, and Perry pretty much tolerated her presence while counting down the days until she left. Then came senior prom.

Prom was pretty much for losers, and Perry had planned on playing with his band in New York City that night until his mother informed him that he would be taking Gobi. Dressed in a ceremonial Lithuanian costume that made her look worse than a sack of potatoes, Gobi promised Perry that it would be a night he would never forget. Perry didn’t argue with her. However, he didn’t expect to get in a fight with some jocks over her, nor did he expect to find himself driving her to New York City on her request. He also couldn’t have possibly prepared himself for what would happen next.

At the first club they roll into, Gobi transforms from dumpy foreign exchange student to hot model. Before Perry can react to this fortunate turn of events, he finds himself behind the wheel of the getaway car as Gobi starts picking off, one by one, the people who ruined her former life. Unsure of what to do or where to go, Perry tags along for what will be an unforgettable night. Along the way he meets ruthless killers, dim-witted cops, and let’s not forget the mysterious Gobi. She starts challenging everything Perry has done in life and leaves him with more questions than answers. What’s her story, and can Perry ultimately survive this crazy European chick?

What else is there to say other than I loved this book. The verbal exchanges are hilarious, the action is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, and the ending left me wanting more. My senior prom night sucked compared to Perry’s, and I wish someone would have stepped up and questioned me about my future. Granted, an assassin is an extreme example, but that’s what makes AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK so much fun. There are surprises at every turn, and it’s not every day that you read a book that’s funny and smart. It’s a quick read, and you’ll enjoy the ride.

Reviewed by Benjamin Boche on November 21, 2011

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
by Joe Schreiber

  • Publication Date: June 18, 2013
  • Genres: Thriller
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Graphia
  • ISBN-10: 0547856326
  • ISBN-13: 9780547856322