Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
"It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a muchanticipated
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 school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad’s red Jag."- summary from Amazon
This is a quick, action-packed book. Schreiber wastes very little time getting to the action and it's a rollercoaster ride to the end. There's a bit of character development though only in the main character since the reader really only spends time with him. We don't know much about Gobi to begin with, so while we learn about her throughout the book, there's not much there to develop. This is definitely for people who prefer plot-based novels (or for those people, like me, who just want a good story whether it's character-focused or plot-focused).
It was a funny book and I liked all the college essay questions at the beginning of each chapter, usually because the answer would lie in that chapter. All the adventures that Perry goes through with Gobi as she goes through her target list are suspenseful and I could easily see this book as a movie.
FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.