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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (Perry & Gobi #1)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  2,737 ratings  ·  705 reviews
Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel.

It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high scho
ebook, 192 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published September 19th 2011)
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Isa K.
This is one of those young adult books where you feel like the author's attitude was "who cares! YA books aren't real books!" The concept is REALLY interesting. Structuring each chapter around a college application essay question is brilliant. The dialogue is dull but not terrible. The problem is the number of factual mistakes ... you know a little artistic license is fine, but when there are errors in location, plot, and characterization that could have been prevented with a quick google you re ...more
so I am suppose to be asleep 2 hours ago, but this book is so small it just seemed dumb to not finish it. I know that's a poor excuse but it's so cute and little. The cover, not the cover you see, the cover cover that's attached to the book is a really beautiful map of new york. I actually did this old thing where I threw away the dust jacket (i was taught to do this as a child but stopped a few years ago) because compared to the actually book the jacket is total trash.

On topic. This isn't real
Jenn Estepp
Totally a teenage boy, wet dream wish fulfillment book. Not that there's anything wrong with that ... It reminded me lots of the movie "Wanted," because of the whole "hey, this girl is really hot and she shoots guns and kills people and seems to like me and is giving me the night of my life" angle. Only, I remembering liking that movie a lot more than this book. Maybe because it starred James McEvoy and I think he's pretty.
Julia Wilson
This is TOO good. It should be offered to every boy over the age of 13 who says he doesn't like to read. I promise no one will put it down until the very last page. It is filled with adventure, humor and great insight. I can't wait to sell it in the INDEPENDENT bookstore where I work.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is all fast-paced excitement – it’s sort of like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens in the way that it’s totally outrageous, semi-unbelievable and great with entertaining dialogue. What I found especially unique about this story was that, even though it’s a suspenseful thriller, the important things about being a teenager – fun, romance, angst – were all present within the 190 pages of the book. I also recognized a reoccurring theme throughout the book, whi ...more
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a pretty short tome. While I thought the writing was okay--hardly much damage one could do in barely 150 pages--it's really too short to be anything more than feature the boring, college-bound Perry running around New York City with a MPDG who also happens to be an assassin.

Yeah, it's about as bad as it sounds. The characterization of Gobi just made me ill. Schreiber attempts to undermine the stereotype of a "European foreign exchange student" by having Gobi be
Kelli Lee
Okay, Goodreaders, it's obscure movie reference time. Yay! So Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is Mystery Date meets Dance 'Til Dawn. Yeah, I'm fully aware that the tag line is Ferris Bueller Meets La Femme Nikita, but really, there's not one iota of Ferris Bueller in this book. La Femme Nikita, er, maybe, yeah, I can see that, somewhat, it's a stretch though. This is coming from a huge La Femme Nikita fan, so you know. And by the by, if you haven't checked out the aforementioned obscure movies, ...more
Wow, what a ride. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in quite awhile. That book is crazy, I don't even know the best way to describe it. It really reminded me of the TV show Chuck for some reason, but with a different type of twist. It's just an extremely entertaining book.

I really, really loved the concept of this book. As you're reading the book, it's like you're reading all these answers to different college application questions being answered by P
Awesome, fun read! Give to those high schoolers who don't like to read and I guarantee they will like this. Should appeal to both guys and girls. The pace is high octane fast! Essentially, Perry Stormaire is a senior, with a lawyer father who runs his life (read: Tiger Dad) and he is trying to get into Columbia. The family has invited a foreign exchange student into their house for the year and instead of a gorgeous co-ed, they get Gobi. Plain, banal, and needing much help, Gobi, whom good guy P ...more
Holy Macanoli! I think this has got to be one of the fastest books I have read in a very long time! It started out kind of draggy with Perry wanting to do one thing and as usual his parents wanting him to do what they wanted but once prom night got there oh boy oh boy was Perry and I both in for the surprise of our life! Gobi turns out to be so much more than the usual exchange fact she was not an exchanghe student at all but instead a hired assasin hired to right a huge wrong from t ...more
4 stars

I must start with I am coming off of a line of truly painful reads; so when I came across this one, well, it was a breath of fresh air.

No fallen angels, no magic, no stupid love triangles, just a crazy night in the best city in the world with two characters that are truly likeable. No matter how crazy Zusane was, I completely adored her. Perry didn't whine, he objected, but he didn't whine and for that I thank you Joe. Seriously. I finally get to read about a male that didn't spend so muc
Perry Stormaire never wanted to go to prom. He wants to play the gig his band finally landed in New York City. Heck, he’d probably rather write more college application essays than go to prom. But then his parents get involved, and now, Perry finds himself stuck on a date with the Lithuanian exchange student named Gobi Zaksauskas that his family is hosting. Only, Gobi isn’t actually the shy, awkward girl in baggy clothes she’s pretended to be all along—she’s a sexy, tough, trained assassin. And ...more
In the few short years I've been reading books by Joe Schreiber, he has become one of my favorite authors. I had only read his horror output up to this point, but the plot of this Young Adult novel really intrigued me. Perry's family decides that it would be fun to host a foreign exchange student during his senior year. While Perry hopes it will be the male fantasy sexy girl who will teach him the ways of the world, what arrives is a dowdy Lithuanian girl named Gobi who dresses in loose fitting ...more
Teenager goes on a forced date with a seemingly geeky exchange student. About as much fun as it gets, this is about a prom night that turns into a wild, bloody, hilarious, life changing shoot-em-up, and it reads like a cross between (among) STARGIRL, NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, and LA FEMME NIKITA.
Absoluely brilliant. Clever, witty with laugh out loud moments. Wierd, fast moving, thrilling, exciting, totally unexpected, amazing and the best book I have read all year.
The title of this book first caught my eye. I had just finished reading a boring book and I was ready to read something exciting. The story starts out with an average high school boy named Perry whose family hosts an exchange student. She is Lithuanian, and dresses in unstylish and unflattering shapeless dresses. Perry is forced to take Gobi the exchange student to prom. And then everything changes when she later transforms into a beautiful assassin. She takes him on an all-night trip around New ...more
Ilsa Bick
Okay, I'm going to get this off my chest right off the bat: I don't care what the marketing people say, but this isn't a young adult novel. Yes, you can make the protag eighteen; you can send him to prom; but that doesn't mean you've written a YA novel, especially when the protag acts and carries himself like, oh, a twenty-nine or thirty-something. I wasn't convinced and I don't think most readers will be either.

Just so we're clear on that.

Having said that, this book was a blast. Schreiber's als

My first introduction to this book was at one of the itty bitty libraries in my town. I was there to get another book, but saw this one, and thought Hmmmm. Plus it was small. And I'm not going to lie, I was in the mood was a quick read. I read reviews when I got home. Some good, some not, some mixed.

Well, today was the day that I read it. And holy crap. Those 190 pages FLEW! At one point my jaw dropped, and once I picked it back up, I continued on my merry reading way. One thing that helped, Sc
Warning: Do not pick this book up before you have to do anything else (like going to bed). Because you will not make it; instead you will keep reading until the very end. And if you're not reading, you will be thinking about this book.

At least that was my experience. I really didn't know what to expect but I was pleased to see the short length-none of this padding chapters with boring description or pointless digressions. No, I expected a fast-moving, freewheeling story around New York City. And
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Ever seen those stereotypical middle-aged Eastern European women on TV? The ones with the red scarves enveloping everything but the equally red tips of their noses? The ones hidden somewhere beneath a flurry of paisley and layering and scowls? The ones who can probably slug back a bottle of vodka without even the need for some zakuski to chase it back?

Well, Gobija Zaksauskas, butt-kicking exchange student-turned-assassin heroine of J
Heidi (yabibliophile)
This book was crazy fun! It has it all! New York City! Prom! Car Chases! Hit men! Guns! Kissing! Band gigs! A frumpy foreign exchange student turned hot girl who also happens to be a killer! Wait. What?!?! Seriously... how often can you say that about a book? I loved the way all of these elements worked together to create a fast paced action/adventure/comedy with a bit of romance!

The prologue accomplished two things that had me hooked: it made me laugh within the first page and it really got me
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I didn't really know what this book was about when I picked it up, I just knew that I loved the title! I am so glad that I did read this one as it was so action packed and fun. This book is told in a series of (rather short) college application essays - each chapter starts with an essay question which is answered (usually indirectly) with the part of the story that the chapter covers. I loved this idea as it was both quite unusual and clever. I also didn't expect it to be so funny!

Perry is your
In the midst of piles of school work, having forgotten my lunchtime reading at home, I decided I needed a fast-paced book that promised humor. Schreiber's novel just happened to arrive, as if some sneaking spy knew I was a prime target for the book.

I was immediately intrigued by the admissions essay prompts at the beginning of each chapter. Soon, I began trying to connect them to each chapter, wondering what an admissions representative might find in this first-person narrative- it's easy to see
I read it cover-to-cover in an afternoon. It wasn’t hard considering there’s only 190 pages. Maybe that’s why the publisher recommends it for ages 12 and up… because I certainly don’t.

It was a fun and funny book and very easy to read. But it’s not for a 12 year old. There’s A LOT of violence – including five murders. There’s sexual references and some bad language.

So, not for a 12 year old… but an absolutely great read for a 16 year old boy who’s off from school during the summer and looking f
I found this book on an internet list of books to read. The title was alluring to me, evoking as it did a culture clash of America and Europe and some form of budding teen romance. It promised laughs galore and some level of adrenaline.

I can't say I'm disappointed because all those elements are there. The female crazy euro character is everything we have come to expect of the female euro assassin as developped during 40+ years of Cold War: rational, willul, determined, slim, naturally sexy, cult
I don't usually read YA titles, but this one was suggested to me by a Young Adult librarian. My family is hosting an exchange student this school year and we are planning a trip to New York City for Spring Break. The librarian talked me into checking out three copies of the book so that my daughter, our exchange student and I could read and discuss before our trip. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a fun, action-packed adventure featuring a exchange student (Gobi) and her host brother, Perry. A ...more
Arya Moaref

The book is about a boy named Perry in high school who has a foreign exchange student in their house. At first they don't realize who she, Gobi, really is. Yet one night when she has to execute her missions, she takes Perry along. She takes him through fast paced action including a physical fighting, being tortured, and actual death scene. You find out that Gobi is a type of assassin and is back for the revenge of her sister. Nothing can stand in her way and anything that tries doesn't su
Lisa (Badass Bookie)
The Short Story? – There is something about this book that gives off the “wow factor”. Whether it was the female assassin or the epic prom night out in New York City, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick was brilliant. The novel really came together nicely with great characters and a spectacular plot. If you love car chases, female assassins, revenge and action as much as I do – this is your next read!

The Long Story? – I have read many books that I love but not all of them have the “wow-factor” – in
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