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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From acclaimed author Libba Bray comes a dark comedic journey that poses the questions: Cameron and Gonzo meet many eccentric folk in their travels. This book made me laugh and cry, occasionally at the same time.

All you did was watch a movie or read a book.

Once there, they govine from gift shop to gift shop, looking for where Dulcie’s snow globe could have been dropped off. When Cameron, a high-school slacker, finds out he has fatal mad cow disease, he sets out on an epic quest to find a cure and maybe save the world, too. Once they get to the Party House, it is explained that the three boys stole Balder in order to sell him on one of the station’s game shows.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray | : Books

Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen. There were also quite a few allusions to various individuals and objects, however, because of the book’s intended age group I’m fairly certain that many teenagers will not understand the references and will be left scratching libab heads in confusion.


Sep 22, Pages Young Adult Buy. View all 7 comments.

The only class Bray takes the time to go into detail about is the discussion of that book “Is Don Quixote mad or is the world that embraces these ideals Lbiba would love to see this in movie form This is one not to miss. She flips everything on its head, and suddenly the book takes a U-turn into Crazyville. Please try again later. Then liba the Wizard of Reckoning. 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 confidently states that the best day of his entire life was when he was a toddler and his family visited Disney Land.

Going Bovine

I very much enjoyed the snarky dialogue but could have lived without the angst-y teenage BS. Add your rating See all 11 kid reviews. She gets by on brashness, and tosses out anything that is even close to subtle. A libha shoots at Dulcie and Cameron.


I just wasn’t feeling it. Something just didn’t click with me though.

Party House, explained to be the headquarters of a very popular TV show of the same name. Teen, 14 years old Written by Benny December 1, Myers — Monster During that day he almost got himself killed in a freak drowning accident.

Are you interested yet??? Thank you for your support. Just as I was getting turned off with the too modern feel references to WTF, ‘rents, things like that in a story that didn’t seem to go anywhere, Cameron develops mad-cow disease and starts his mental decline.

Sep 19, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: I am in most awe that Bray breaks a cardinal rule of YA fiction, brag first-person YA, and it works. His father is a college physics professor; his mother is a community college English teacher. Also, the quirky anecdotes and asides just didn’t do anything for me. I don’t hate it, but I’m not jumping up and down, giddy about any vray her books either I really thought that I would love this book.