Sunday, September 25, 2011

On My Desk: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

I can hardly wait to get my greedy mitts on Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (Houghton Mifflin), the first young adult title for Joe Schreiber (Chasing the Dead, No Doors No Windows). It’s about a bland-appearing Eastern European exchange student who turns out to be an assassin who takes her prom date out on an unforgettable night.

When Publishers Marketplace announced Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” movie people got interested.

“That was catnip, I think, for a lot of studios,” Schreiber told last year. And it wasn’t long before his agent had inked a deal that will see Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl) making a film for Paramount.

Meanwhile, the book won’t even be out until late next month, but it sounds fantastic. “Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is a high-octane, high-caliber joyride centered on one very loud night in New York City,” blurbed author Michael Northrop (Trapped) “a sort of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Hit List. As Perry deals with flying bullets, exploding glass, and college admissions, your assignment is much simpler (and safer): Read this book!”

You bet!



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