Reader: Sabrina K.
Age: 18
Title: Au Revoir. Crazy European Chick.
Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Pub Date: 10/24/11
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: In one night, Perry's perception of his drab female foreign exchange student changes at an enexpected turn during prom. Gobija, the exchange student, reveals that she not a high school student but is indeed, a secreat agent. With the help of witty comments here-and-there within the book, the characters seem relatable. The plot though, is far fetched and is doesn't begin until the final chapter where "all" is revealed. This is your a-typical suspense/thriller book that leaves out imagery and instead leaves the readers in a face-past motion while trying to read the book.
Memorable or Forgettable: One great thing about the book was that every chapter title had an college essay prompt. Being a senior and reading this book while doing college applications, I found it very informative and interesting to read other colleges essays. I almsot found the chapter titles more interesting then the book itself at times. But, it was great to see how each essay correlated to the characters story at the time and how he felt during that current moment. It gave a great creative addition to the book.
Cover: A purple cover with large font did not tempt me to pick up the book. I can not say it reflected the contents either.

Age Range: 14-17
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest

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