Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick Joe Schreiber

On the night that Perry's band finally gets a gig in Manhattan, his mother makes him take their dumpy Lithuanian exchange student to prom.

After sending some jerks to the ER, she takes Perry out on the town, where she changes into a super-hot assassin, reigning death on some very bad dudes.

We have a super-fast paced thriller that's very much a guy book (dumpy girl turns out to be hot and knows how to use weapons, all while driving your dad's Jag through Manhattan? BOY FANTASY!) Which makes for a very fun and exciting read.

Not a lot of substance or character development (the majority of the book takes place in a single night) but it's a great, fun read that I couldn't put down on Sunday afternoon.

I liked how (despite the premise) it's a realistic fiction. I mean, yeah, the fact that your weird exchange student is really a smoking hot killer? Not realistic, but no crazy gadgets, no unrealistic technology. Just a girl who hides her body and how to handle herself in a fight.

I really enjoyed how every chapter name was a college admissions questions, and even more enjoyed that they used one from my alma mater. I'm not sure if it's a real question or one the author made up (I applied to college a really long time ago and used the common application.) Minor quibble-- he was wait listed at Columbia, but his essay was about that crazy night? I... don't understand the timeline there but whatever. It didn't really bother me.

Book Provided by... my local library

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1 comment:

Trisha said...

I had the same quibble! Was it like an extra essay to get off the waitlist or something? Like you, I still enjoyed the book, though.