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The disease will slowly eat away at his brain until he dies. Minor Spoilers in my symbolism-happy analysis: She wrote the first draft of this book in one month, for a workshop organized by Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Cameron our narrator is well on the way to loserhood, often hanging out in the stoners bathroom at Calhoun High in Texas to forget that he’s the polar opposite of his popular twin sister and the center of opprobrium to his parents. I got married in Florence, Italy.

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It follows the experiences of high school junior Cameron Smith as he suffers from transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. I could tell you the facts—I lived in Texas for most of my life; I live in New Libbq City with my husband and six-year-old son now; I have freckles and a lopsided smile; I’m allergic to penicillin.

Why must we die? Who’s indestructible and irreverent, and who needs to get to the shore to break gokng curse. I’m biased, of course. Reading this book made me embarassed for Bray. I’m still not totally sure what the hell was going on, but in a way where I could tell the author, at least, had everything under control.


Going Bovine Book Review

Love to the SCB’s!!!! Some teens rebel against it. They 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.

In the final chapter, however, Cameron wakes in darkness.

Retrieved 15 March This book was off the charts weird. It was an opportunity of tainting the night sky with bursts of fireworks. The constraints are Scott Pilgrim is now a stoner who has mad cow disease, Ramona is a punk rock angel who flies in and out of Scott’s life, and Wallace is a hypochondriac dwarf human.

Rosoff — How I Live Now Honestly I have no idea where to even oibba with this review The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. This was an amazing book, a very funny and engrossing read.

Learn how we rate. What awaits us at the end of the road? Shows no hope, no responsibility, and elicits zero sympathy from bary. This read is highly recommended and everyone should read it! Probably one of the most bizarre, yet sad books I’ve read in a long time.

He ends up meeting a winged, loopy punk angel with a bad sugar habit, a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome and they go on an adventure to both find a cure for Cam and save the world. If she ever needs an exfiltration, she should get it, probably from Air Force 1. Libba’s not just my client, she’s my wife. Withoutabox Submit goong Film Festivals. In the beginning, I found Cameron wholly unrelatable, but Bray is so witty and has such a way with sarcastic metaphors and sneaking in description so you see and smell and hear and feel the book without it slowing down the plot that I didn’t want to stop reading even though I didn’t care about Cameron who was a total loser.


Going Bovine by Libba Bray

It is a novel that will stay with you forever, guarenteed. I will definitely read more by this author.

Sep 19, Arlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book made me laugh and cry, bovvine at the same time. Jenna sits beside me. And even how she used the Road Runner cartoon to show the concept of alternative universes, that behind every door is a different possibility and who’s to say which one is real?

Going Bovine

It was about looking back at every turn made and not regretting any of them. I don’t know who’s going to read it, besides youth services librarians and the occasional nerdy teen bookworm. Inspired by Your Browsing History. He eventually learns to care about people besides himself. Put that in a book, and it could be children’s literature. I loved how the ending brought his world around full circle back to Disney World and gave life to that existential moment of his youth when he realized life is all a charade.

Oct 03, Melissa rated it it was ok.

From acclaimed author Libba Bray comes a dark comedic journey that poses the questions: The characters are sarcastically-crazy-fun and extremely colorful!