Well then. This was quite the crazy ride. But while I really love action-packed novels, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick was too action-packed for my taste. Almost the entire time I was like the main character Perry Stormaire, wondering, “What the heck is going on here?!?!?!?!” Oh, and the names were hard to pronounce. -_-
Gobija Zaksauskas? I thought it was Gobi-ja Zack-sauce-cass. I think I’m completely wrong on that. And even worse, how do you pronounce Kazlou – okay, I give up on trying to type those names. -_- But I’m actually glad Gobija had a nickname. Gobi certainly is easier to pronounce, but that doesn’t account for all the other names. Then again, it does make it realistic.
Moving on. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is certainly similar to Nikita – or more accurately, Nikita teenagers style. How it’s related to Ferris Bueller, I have no clue, because there is no sense of Ferris Bueller in here. Certainly not funny. I don’t even think I found Ferris Bueller very funny either.
Essentially it’s about a guy named Perry Stormaire who does everything his father says. At least, until an “assassin” bent on avenging her sister’s death in the disguise of a foreign exchange student, who’s name is whatchamacallit from above, from Lithuania comes in during Perry’s last year of high school. Most of the story is actually set on Prom night, in which Perry would rather be playing with his band mates at an exclusive club in New York. But Gobi has other plans.
The fun part was the college essay style questions at the beginning of each chapter. At least that tells me what type of questions colleges might ask me when I apply in a couple of years. They didn’t really make sense at first until I finished reading the chapter. Even after that it didn’t make too much sense, but I’m not the sharpest Asian in the crowd.
A fast read, which may or may not be confirming me being utterly bored during Spring Break (never thought I would say that, eh?). I suppose fans of bloody – not Britishly speaking – gore and such will enjoy this, but if anyone finds a Ferris Bueller related thingy here, do tell me.
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