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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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The world should stop. I have to admit some parts of the book were neat and stood out: Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Bray just kept finding new ways to keep dragging the book on and on and on forever.

Was Bray going for the obvious, or do I just watch too much Goung It’s like it stalls out for a minute and she needs to reboot, but the forced smile comes back. It’s against my religion Lists with This Book. While Cameron is hospitalized, the character Dulcie is introduced as a hallucination-induced vision.

Honestly, it just made the story all the more poignant knowing what was actually going on. I wanted to give up so many times, but I made myself finish. There is a gratuitous use of both the S- and F- words, hardly going one paragraph without one, or both. Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata. Column 4 Our impact report: Rosoff — How I Live Now Dec 07, Madeline rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love to the SCB’s!!!!


After riding the boat to the Inuit village, he notices Dulcie, gets off of the boat and walks onto the shore of the village. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.

And when I do something she doesn’t like, she threatens to find it. Don’t worry; I’ll give you plenty of notice. I would recommend this one.

Going Bovine

Oh, yeah, can’t forget Bray’s glue: The remainder of the book details his adventures, including punk cow angels, New Orleans greatest musicians, Slurpee machines gone wild, and a talking yard gnome.

Blvine, quirky road trip fantasy skewers reality TV and more. But I think this is a rare case of just Too Much Shit. For some including yours truly maybe too much. It was incredibly romantic. If anything, I thought boing first few chapters were somewhat funnier than the rest.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Hallucinations are almost the very first symptom Bray explains to the reader about mad cow disease. Going BovineMs. On bovin side note: My husband and I were in love but totally broke, so we eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip. I don’t read a metric tonne of YA, I like much of it, and this book looked interesting. Eventually, Cameron and Gonzo are separated when Cameron follows one of the employees into a ride in Tomorrowland.

I only made it to page before I closed the book without a bookmark, and I am not the kind of person to give bovihe on a book.


Gonzo so afraid to get sick and die that he doesn’t experience anything. How about stage a break out with his classmate and hospital roomie Gonzo, the lihba hypochondriac dwarf. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Minor Spoilers in my symbolism-happy analysis: Of course there’s sex, he’s a teenage boy.

He abstains from drinking when he knows he will drive. You can go into the whole “there’s nothing to fear but fear itself” and how the only people we have to reckon with in the end is ourselves. A girl gives Cameron tips on shoplifting, and her boyfriend bashes mailboxes with a baseball bat. That’s when he heads out on libbs mission to save himself and the world.

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My three worst habits are byy, self-doubt, and the frequent use of the “f” word. Man, we were such dorks. Balder, the Nordic yard decoration, has more personality, and integrity. The Secret Life of Prince Charming. What is the real meaning of “The Seven Ways to Say Snow” or any of those seemingly deep lyrics to big bands that everyone loves and sings along to without getting.

Had you not have “forced” not really me to read it, I might never have View all 15 comments. Gonzo kisses his boyfriend.