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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I had potential to be something great, but when writing a book like this one must tread carefully so as to not pass the line between charming quirky and annoying quirky.

How about stage a break out with his classmate and hospital roomie Gonzo, the aforementioned hypochondriac dwarf.


But, oh well, most life-changing things scare you first and keep you awake at night thinking. Dulcie has pink hair, wears boots, and spray paints her wings; she tells him that he can possibly save his life, but only by first finding Dr. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. A place much like high school.

yoing I am in most awe that Bray breaks a cardinal rule of YA fiction, especially first-person YA, and it works. To ask other readers questions about Going Bovineplease sign up. He had issues like most teenagers. Hilarious, random, surreal and thought-provoking. That’s how I felt when I closed this book, which is pretty amazing that Bray made me experience the book on its terms. You will never be alone. I once spent New Year’s Eve in a wetsuit.

My three worst habits are overeating, self-doubt, and the frequent use of the “f” word. New Orleans blues legends, smile cults, eskimo rock bands, evil snowglobes and the occaisional viking gnome.


What is the author trying to say about “reality” TV? Refresh and try again. And he comes across a lawn gnome named Balder who’s a cursed Viking warrior the size of a Cabbage Patch Doll. He was falling further to the bottom the closer he reached the end of the road. X, who can both provide a cure and save the world from conspiring evil forces. I will put up with language, sex, violence, anything, as long as it is integral to the story, it’s development or morality – in this case it seems to have been the product of perhaps an attempt at shock value, or maybe pseudo-realism, and ultimately comes off as cheap writing.

Once there, they walk from gift shop to gift shop, looking for where Dulcie’s bday globe could have been dropped off.

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That is my least favorite slang word of all time. I really thought that I would love this book. Myers — Monster Too much, too soon, and for me, I really thought that I would love this book.

I’m still n I often put books down at a certain point because I basically know where they’re going and, while I might be enjoying the story and even the writing, there’s so much out there to read that I can’t interest myself in seeing the perfectly nice, predictable book through to the end.

And I totally called it about Gonzo, btw. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Going Bovine is an honest story confronting the lies we tell ourselves. So Cameron’s in the hospital, trying to deal with the fact that he’s going to die very soon, when he is visited by a punk-rock, pink-haired angel who tells him that he’s been given a mission.


During that day he almost got himself killed in a freak drowning accident. Bray just kept boviine new ways to keep dragging the book on and on and on forever. Review “Libba Bray not only breaks the mold of the ubiquitous dying-teenager genre—she smashes it and grinds the tiny pieces into the sidewalk.

I have to give it up for Libba Bray. Sentence by sentence, even. Thank you for your support. After vovine halfway through or so I just wanted it to be over.

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A little note to the side is that the last few pages libna actually extraordinary, it was one of the few moments I found myself emotionally connecting to the story and characters. What a wild ride! Sep 28, Pages Young Adult Buy.

Teens rebel against a mind-control youth group. Maybe Libba Lbba is just one of those authors. There are some very humorous people you meet along the way. Okay, so maybe that’s not going down on my good karma record.

Bray does a good job of communicating the liibba that Cameron’s brain is deteriorating – yet I never felt a connection to the character at all. Okay, here’s my review: