New York Times best-selling author Joe Schreiber pens a funny, action-packed novel that is equal parts Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and La Femme Nikita. It’s prom night, and Perry is looking forward to playing a gig with his band in New York City. But when his mother makes him take their quiet and geeky Lithuanian exchange student to the dance, he finds himself on a reckless ride through Manhattan—in his dad’s red Jaguar—with a trained assassin.
A fairly simple , yet highly entertaining plot. THis novel brings back the 'waking up in a new world everyday' aspect of high school, in a pleasant way.
Also, soon to me a major motion picture.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick to be better than the print version?
I have not read the print version but it was a good fit for a car full of older teens and parents. There are a few things that were embarrassing for the teens (discussions of virginity, description of kissing) but it made it all the more humorous.
What did you like best about this story?
Every chapter is headed by a college application question from a different school. For a family in the throws of it, it was hilarious!!
What does Steven Boyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Sometimes the lines said with an accent made them even funnier!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
What did you love best about Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick?
Gobia, the "Chick" in question, is an excellent character and I could easily see this book as a feature film. Good action and just enough anger is built up against the brain-dead teenaged male lead to make it interesting. As Gobia did a few times, you want to smack the somewhat forgettable male lead, whose name I have forgotten, but he comes around in the end...the very end.
If you could sum up Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick in three words, what would they be?
A very fast-paced book that unfolds like a fun adventure movie. I thought it was great and I bet teenage boys would especially like this book.
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