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Review and Giveaway: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

In a sentence or so: Perry takes his family's frumpy and severely awkward foreign exchange student to prom. Only she's not a frumpy foreign exchange student - she's a super hot assassin.

Perry's incredibly overbearing father and compassionate mother twist his arm into taking Gobi, their super awkward foreign exchange student, to prom. Not only is he surprised Gobi even wants to go (being a social outcast and all), but prom falls on the night of his band's FIRST EVER big gig. Seriously, sometimes the stars just align in the worst possible way. But as deflated as Perry might be about these circumstances, nothing will prepare him for where the night will take him.

After a small altercation on the dance floor, Perry and Gobi ditch prom. She wants to go to downtown New York, it being her final week in the states and all. Perry, being the nice guy he is, agrees. While sitting at a table in a club waiting for Gobi, he's approached by a total knockout in a tight black minidress. Yeah, it's Gobi. Mind still spinning, Perry and Gobi are zooming around the city. Her purpose for hiding her identity for all these months are sinister, yet Perry can't escape. Whether by choice or by force, he's along for the ride as she heads out for a night of fatal revenge.

Yeah, FATAL REVENGE. Guys, there's killing in this book. And also it's about prom and first gigs and best friends and parent pressure about college choices and cracks about being a virgin and his balls sucking up into his stomach. Another bonus? The chapter titles are questions from college applications. In short, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick ruled.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a fast-paced thrill ride that all happens in the matter of hours. Which, by the way, is exactly how long it took me to read it! Once I started, I couldn't stop reading and I had to know what drove Gobi to revenge, if Perry was going to make it out alive, and when they were gonna bow chicka bow wow.

If you're looking for a quick read with ridiculous circumstances grounded in real truths and pain and growth and humor, read Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick.

Fave quote: "Your nickname is Virgin?" (60)

Fix er up: If I over think it, I can find flaws and get cynical about the completely aligned circumstances of it all. If I let go and have fun with it, I'm just fine shrugging off the coincidences.

Title: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Pub Info: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Genre: Contemporary, Edgy

[FTC Notice: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way. Thanks again, HMH!]

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  1. that sounds like a fun book! thanks for the review!

  2. I really enjoyed this book too-especially the easy writing style that allowed me to fly through this book. Can't wait for the sequel!

  3. This one sounds like a fun. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  4. Oh and as for a prom story...I only went to my senior prom. My date was in college and wore his dress uniform from The Citadel. Nothing like a man in uniform!

  5. Haven't gone to prom yet so I couldn't tell you any stories!

  6. I actually don't have a prom story, because Norway is one of those stupid, boring countries that doesn't do prom. I can give you a crazy graduation-party story instead though, or at least a very shortened, censored version of it: it involved skinny dipping, running down the main street of my town only wearing an empty pizza box, and kissing a cop! I guess I am a crazy European chick myself:P

  7. I haven't gone to prom- the closest I've been as of yet has been what I've seen in books and movies! (:

  8. Both of my proms were actually pretty uneventful. Oh, I guess my date and his friends jumped in the lake in their tuxes afterwards...but other than that, it was just your average dance.

  9. "If you're looking for a quick read with ridiculous circumstances grounded in real truths and pain and growth and humor, read Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick."

    I TOTALLY WANT TO READ THIS EVEN MORE NOW. I had no idea it was... ABOUT ALL THAT business. That just makes this book soar on my TBR.

    You want an embarassing story? Craziest, WHATEVS? I'm not going to my senior prom! *gasp* It has something to do with my generation feeling too cool to go to silly ol' prom. And the fact that it's REALLY expensive and stressful for just a few hours to hang with some really unfun peeps other than my besties. So, THAT'S pretty crazy I guess *shifty eyes*

    1. You can definitely still have a cray cray prom night story and not be at prom! IT WILL HAPPEN.

  10. Dude. You make this sound so freaking fantastic! I wasn't all too excited about it before, but I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on it now :]
    I, sadly, don't have a crazy prom story. I was never a big fan of school dances, but I decided to go with my now husband senior year, but the school had other plans. He was less than a moth over the age limit (20) and they refused to let him go. So, instead, I wore a fancy dress and we went to the Olive Garden.

  11. Well, my Senior Prom, I went alone, wore converse with my dress, and never danced once. It was probably my favorite dance though because I was pretty relaxed and hung out with friends the whole night.



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