Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick
Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior– he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band –until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself – and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.—Goodreads
This sounds like SO. MUCH. FUN.
Why, you ask?
1. Surprise! Lithuanian assassin. Awesome.
2. "Wild ride through the streets of New York City"? FANTASTIC.
3. "Jaguar his father lent him for the prom" . . . wait what?! What father in his right mind would LEND his Jaguar to his son. On prom night, nonetheless. Unless this father never went to prom, or doesn't remember what it was like to be a teenaged boy, or has never seen a movie about prom, or does not care what happens to his Jaguar. And then maybe that makes sense.
Mostly, this sounds sort of like Nick and Norah on crack. And with guns. And high speed chases. Which means I am SO IN.
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