Tuesday 21 February 2012

Au Revoir Crazy European Chick

Au Revoir, Crazy European ChickAu Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (Egmont)
PB RRP $22.95
ISBN 978-1-4052-5943-9
Reviewed by Lillian Rodrigues-Pang 
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick is an extremely fast paced action story that will keep you turning pages. This is a quirky story that takes action to its limit. The action and pace are faster than a speeding bullet and more outrageous than a Die Hard movie. Thankfully it has a good deal of humour and is so fast paced that there is no time for logic. This story is fun to read.

The main character, Pery is a daddy’s boy. He is getting good grades at school and obeying all that his father asks of him. Into the family balance comes an unremarkable exchange student, Gobi who is a let down on all young male fantasies – or so Perry thought. For one night at the end of the year she becomes a wild, gun swinging action woman who has some vicious debts to repay. She drags Perry through a night of murder, violence, fast car chases and dodging police.

Joe Schreiber has written a number of books, including some of the Star Wars titles. He is a New York Times best seller. He has produced a book that is easy reading and likeable characters – despite their actions! The dialogue and wit is enjoyable throughout. I think young teenagers and above will enjoy the ‘virgin hero’, the ‘female assassin’ and the strong father figure being taken down a notch or two. It has everything a reluctant teen could want in a book. 

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