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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But a good tired, like I’ve spent all day at the beach.

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His social stature, frequent trips to that indie record store, bickering with the beautiful kids The first thing you notice is her writing style.

I used to hang in there gritting my teeth until the bitter end.

Informizely customer feedback surveys. 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 libbq the references and will be left scratching their heads in confusion. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Jan 13, Rebekah rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


Accompanied by his friends — Gonzo, a dwarf, and Balder, a Viking god disguised as a long-suffering yard gnome don’t ask — Cameron faces an increasingly bizarre series of misadventures involving a punk angel, New Orleans jazz musicians, and snow globes in this very postmodern retelling of Don Quixote. It started out good although very reminiscent of a modern-day Holden Caulfield.

Not too long as to be endless, but long enough to bring closure.

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Plus, she takes on tabloid news and how much news gives rise to panic instead of information. His only hobby seems to be to listen to music he hates so he can mock it.

Maybe Govine Bray is just one of those authors. I think this was my favorite detour. You will never be alone. Party House, explained to be the headquarters of a very popular TV show of the same name. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There were lots of allusions to some of the more popular media outlets MTV, Star Wars, Myspace, and so on in here and lots of swearing. It works bovie you don’t like pre-mad-cow Cameron, but on this journey gooing discovers himself and becomes a likable person so you’re rooting for that Cameron.

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He had issues like most teenagers. Hilarious, random, surreal and thought-provoking.

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Apr 10, Barry rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 10 comments. Going Bovine by Libba Bray. I laughed and hray through all his misadventures that were really the adventure in disguise. My mom still has a copy. Not great with subtlety. Was it a utopia or dystopia?

See all 5 questions about Going Bovineā€¦. While Cameron is hospitalized, the character Dulcie is introduced as a hallucination-induced vision. This public hallucination gets Cameron sent to multiple drug counselors, all while his hallucinations continue. Reading this book made me embarassed for Bray.



They visit spring break-Florida style- where Cam loses his virginity to his high school crush. I really enjoyed this one, but at the same time I just wanted to be finished with it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

There were things I liked about this book. Great book this is a great book! Had you not have “forced” not really me to read it, I might never have I wanted to give up so many times, but I made myself finish.

Sign in or join to save for later. By page 10, I read every foul word known to man, along with a scene of smoking pot at school.

We live in fear and forget to walk with hope. Also the book is full of modern cliches about everything – the wise African American, Jazz loving, record store owner; the detached, fitness obsessed, morally obtuse, overly logical father; the ditsy, liberal arts Mom; the shallow, weight obsessed, mocking cheer-leader sister; the Texan, Christian, high school hypocrites. Things streak past me. About half way through the driving force for finishing was just so that it was finished.

Hallucinations are almost the very first symptom Bray explains to the reader about mad cow disease.

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