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This novel turns a teen’s fatal condition into a hilarious and hallucinatory quest. Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Going Bovine. It helps middle and high school students understand Libba Bray’s literary masterpiece. Free summary and analysis of the events in Libba Bray’s Going Bovine that won’t make you snore. We promise.

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Apr 19, kari rated it it was amazing Shelves: Add your rating See all 5 parent reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Stay up to date on new reviews. For all my disdain at the swearing and my initial turn-off to the character which ended up being necessaryfor what the book accomplishes, I have to to say, “Wow. I don’t hate it, but I’m not jumping up and down, giddy about any of her books either Jun 08, Melissa rated it it was amazing.

Cameron was typically frustrating teenage guy who needed an attitude check. Then, after having halucinations, he’s diagnosed with Mad Cow Disease and that’s when things get interesting.

Things can’t seem to get any worse until Cameron learns he has contracted Mad Cow Disease and that his de Sixteen year old Cameron Smith brwy states that the best day of his entire life was when he was a toddler and his family visited Disney Land.

Ligba visit Mardi Gras and jam with a jazz legend, they hang out at CESSNAB where they learn to increase their happiness by bowling perfect games and drinking smoothies. X, a time traveling physicist. As with her unimprovable Beauty QueensI had no idea where this book was going ever, not for a minute.

I am in most libbx that Bray breaks a cardinal rule of YA fiction, especially first-person YA, and it works. I just wasn’t feeling it. I’d gone to the party in a black dress that was a little too tight too many holiday cookies and when I went to sit down, the dress ripped up the back completely.



The over-the-top elements ultimately serve a quieter purpose, asking teens to ponder what it means to really live an engaged life. It stands, huge, burning man with eyes black as the hole opening above us. Cameron is diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, brya This book starts out like any typical YA novel – our narrator is Cameron, a sixteen-year-old kid who is dealing with the typical family issues, going to a typical high school, and having typical sixteen-year-old problems and thoughts.

Stick a fork in me. Also, as someone who was a nerdy teenager, not too long ago, he just didn’t seem real – I remember what it was like to be 16 and on the outside, not caring about much, but still there was something very manufactured about him, and his world.

But, sadly, poo Nray Hilarious, random, surreal and thought-provoking. Green — Looking for Alaska However, since I really liked the dialogue and the writing style, I will look for other books by Bray. I hope Bray writes another insane standalone soon. She is originally from Texas but makes her home in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, son, and two sociopathic cats.

Cameron is diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as mad cow disease. Lake — In Darkness My least favorite word is “maybe. They then embark on a crazy road trip in order to save the world.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Hallucinations are almost the very first symptom Bray explains to the reader about mad cow disease. X had a theory that certain musical frequencies could open up portals in the fabric of time and space.

That’s how I felt when I closed this book, which is pretty amazing that Bray made me experience the book on its terms. Read more Read less. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


List of Gemma Doyle Trilogy characters. What stood out to me the most but failed to impress me was the seemingly endless middle portion of the book where Cameron goes on the crazy adventure. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Trivia About Going Bovine. My favorite one is the Disney World e-ticket keeping him alive.

Going Bovine Book Review

Shows no hope, no responsibility, and elicits zero sympathy from me. Some teens rebel against it. The talking gnome was the best part though tbh. I think it was just a touch too random and there were so many tangents from the main story-line that I wasn’t engaged enough.

Going Bovine

The characters are very diverse, and feature both realistic and fa View all 4 comments. Retrieved from ” https: Edgy, quirky road trip fantasy skewers reality TV and more. And I totally called it about Gonzo, btw.

Through his whole crazy adventure, you can laugh at this story for the slapstick humor or find that deep meaningful awareness of pot talk not that I’ve ever been there. It was incredibly romantic. More than a few times I found myself rolling my eyes at its madhouse lunacy evoking the feelings I got from Ready Player One yet throughout I couldn’t novine but marvel at the creativity on display.