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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