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Just like you have to be lihba the right bovnie or the right person to appreciate Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, you have to be there to appreciate this. And I agree with what Bray’s husband said in his review; “this is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and will break your heart at the same time.

It’s an overpacked book, it’s got a liberal bias, and the language and sex make it not for younger teens, or easily offended adults.

I suppose it’s partially that while Beauty Queens is set up as an exaggerated fantasy world, Going Bovine is set in our world. He’s an outcast and is pretty apathetic about life. Showing of reviews.

I know a lot of you liked this and I can honestly say that I did to. And he lives life to the fullest, and loves to the fullest. Edgy, quirky road trip fantasy skewers reality TV and more. A lot of social satire packed into every storyline.

There’s adventure and tragedy here, a sprinkling of romance, musical interludes, a battle-ready yard gnome who’s also a Norse God, and practically a chorus line of physicists. Things can’t seem to get any worse until Cameron learns he has contracted Mad Cow Disease and that his death is inevitable.


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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Lobba really Going Bovine is just bpvine as well, quirky and fun.

Going Bovine

Hardcoverpages. I thought Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens was hysterical — and tragically underrated, so I was anxious to read the author’s latest, which is the story of Cameron, a high school student underappreciated by everyone, including his family, until he’s diagnosed with mad cow disease.

It’s hilarious, and very realistic. Okay, here’s my review: His parents think he’s doing drugs This book was funny, sad, and thought-provoking. It wasn’t the humor. I don’t read a metric tonne of YA, I like much of it, and this book looked interesting.

Hates his family and they aren’t too fond of his slackerness either. The things that Cameron went through were so unpredictable. Column 4 Our impact report: Sep 19, Arlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lots of salty language, too.

The point of it all hoing, even when we are dying, and we are ALL dying, we should be living, too. Libba Bray, how could you!

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Jan 16, Nomes added it Shelves: The problem was, my friends were moving out of their house—everything was packed and on a truck—and there was nothing I could put on. She wrote the first draft of this book in one month, for a workshop lkbba by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Going Bovine was written with much influence from Bray.

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And he’s a teenage boy, so the stuff he comes up with is half superhero battles, half random stuff from his life. Preview — Going Bovine by Libba Bray. For all my disdain at the swearing and my initial turn-off to the character which ended up being necessaryfor what the book accomplishes, I have to to say, “Wow.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Yang — American Bpvine Chinese Want to Read saving…. The lines are very goign, but the adventure getting there was amazin Going Bovine is one of those really cool books that you didn’t know existed till it’s in your hands and your madly flipping the pages to find out what’s going on. As with her unimprovable Beauty QueensI had no idea where this book was going ever, not for a minute.

Once I started doing the skimming thing I was trying to zoom ahead and see if I could stumble across the plot, somewhere, hidden in there Share your thoughts with other customers. Trivia About Going Bovine.

Oct 08, Rad rated it it was ok Shelves: September 22, Publisher’s recommended age s: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Zero stars, burn this book! It was an opportunity of tainting the night sky with bursts of fireworks.

Had you not have “forced” not really bra to read it, I might never have