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. From the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and The Diviners series, this groundbreaking New York Times bestseller and winner of the Michael L.

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After about halfway through or so I just wanted it to be over.

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bocine I’m highly suspicious that it was the meaninglessness and nastiness of this work that prompted the awards – how else to explain the awards with its lack of merit, originality, or vision. Sep 28, Pages Young Adult Buy.

Minor characters do bad things: The book Going Bovine addresses themes including heroism, the definition of reality, the transformation from child goijg adult, and the influences of love and death on our lives.

Lake — In Darkness Not too long as to be endless, but long enough to bring closure. But I think this is a rare case of just Too Much Shit.

The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Mar 31, Addie rated it did not like it Shelves: It follows the experiences of high school junior Cameron Smith as he suffers from transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

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Delacorte Press Publication date: Duff finds trouble while driving cross country. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It has such an interesting concept, but I don’t know if lived up to its full potential. Teen’s quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.


Sep 22, Minutes Young Adult. I hope Bray writes another insane standalone soon. Hilarious, random, surreal and thought-provoking. Here, have a key chain. Maybe we’re all part of the same unconscious stew, dreaming the same dream, hoping the same hopes, needing the same connection, trying to find it, missing, trying again – each of us playing our boine in the others’ plotlines, just one big ball of human yarn tangled up together.

He has sex without a condom with a girl a letdown and then again with an angel better.

All you did was watch a movie or read a book. I loved the Copenhagen International sections.

Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. The characters are very diverse, and feature both realistic and fa Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My favorite book of all time. How about stage a break out with his classmate and hospital roomie Gonzo, the aforementioned hypochondriac dwarf. Bray criticizes the brainwashing of religious cults, consumerism, and a society of instant gratification in one swoop with CESSNAB I kept thinking this must be a mingled acronym for something else, but can’t find anything gonig those letters. It makes me laugh everytime ; The symbolism amazed me.


Going Bovine

The only cha There will be spoilers at the bovind of this review. I loved the employee stuff too, how impersonal corporate America has become.

I really wanted to love this, but honestly this was the weirdest book I’ve ever read, and I once read a book where the main character could listen to Justin Timberlake’s music and literally transport herself into a realistic sex scene with him. They visit spring break-Florida style- where Cam loses his virginity to his high school crush. Other targets for derision include reality TV shows and “realitymercials. 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.

Too much, too soon, and for me, I really thought that I would love this book. 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.

The first story I ever wrote, in Mrs. Balder, the yard gnome who claimed to be a god cursed, was also very amusing.