Gr 9 Up-Just as the Bourne franchise gets better with each movie, so does this action/spy-thriller series. Things seem to be looking up for 18-year-old Perry Stormaire. He has been accepted to Columbia, and his new girlfriend works in the music industry … see full wiki
Perry survived his disastrous prom night with crazy-exchange-student-assassin Gobi. And he has to admit things are looking up.
His college essay about said disastrous prom night earned him a spot at Columbia. His band Inchworm is on a European tour and on the verge of an actual record deal. He has a majorly hot (older) girlfriend. And, best of all, with Gobi out of the picture no one has tried to shoot him for months.
Too bad it was all too good to last.
Gobi, the Lithuanian exchange student of Perry's nightmares, is back and this time she isn't making any bones about the people that need to die; the people she needs to kill.
Once again sucked into Gobi's whirlwind of death and destruction Perry will have a lot of tough decisions to make before his European trip is over--assuming he lives that long in Perry's Killer Playlist (2012) by Joe Schreiber.
Perry's Killer Playlist is the high-octane sequel to Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. This one stands alone pretty well given the emphasis on murder and mayhem but the story will make more sense with the context of book one.
This novel is another improbable but entertaining rampage as Perry unwillingly accompanies Gobi on her deadly business. Perry is still a great narrator with just the right blend of terror and pluck. While a lot of the story will feel very familiar (arguing about murder doesn't change much no matter what the book) Schreiber delves into some new territory addressing Perry's unresolved feelings for Gobi and featuring his family in a larger part of the story.
With lots of excitement, a breakneck pace, and lots of short chapters this is a great pick for anyone looking for a fast but satisfying read.
If you want to recreate Perry's killer playlist, the short chapters are labeled with different song lyrics.
Possible Pairings: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman, False Memory by Dan Krokos, Planesrunner by Ian McDonald