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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Cameron …more Braay Wikipedia “After riding the boat to the Inuit village, he notices Dulcie, gets off of oibba boat and walks onto the shore of the village.

Cameron and Dulcie engage in conversation in which Cameron asks if any of his travels were real to which Dulcie replies “Who’s to say what’s real or not? See what I mean? If you ever need to take a story with you to college just to read over and over again, take this along with a bit of Twain, Ballard, Bradbury and Satrapi. This novel is a monumental undertaking and somehow Bray accomplishes it.

To ask other readers questions about Going Bovineplease sign up. Which is strange because I am an adolescent male. Cameron is not a lovable kid; he’s miserable and transmits his misery page after page. X, a time traveling physicist. I only made it to page before I closed the book without a bookmark, and I am not the kind of person to give up on a book. But, oh well, most life-changing things scare you first and keep you awake at night thinking.

I realy hate not finishing a book but I had to let this one go. I have so many questions about what’s happening in Libba Bray’s brain. After riding the boat to the Inuit village, he notices Dulcie, gets off of the boat and walks onto the shore of the village.

I am bleeding light! This book starts out like any typical YA novel – our narrator is Cameron, a sixteen-year-old kid who is dealing with the typical family issues, going to a typical high school, and having typical sixteen-year-old problems and thoughts. If you don’t laugh, don’t buy it, because you will not like the rest of the story. He is so frickin BA.


By page 10, I read every foul word known to man, along with a scene of smoking pot at school. We had to pull a guy off the street to be our witness. I rbay married in Florence, Italy. I think the point isn’t lihba we’re not supposed to guess the twist; I think the point is that we guess it, but still spend the entire story hoping that we’re wrong.

I want the sound track, the program, the T-shirt, and front row tickets. So instead of using the “Less is more” technique, Bray succeeded in creating a character that thinks they are incredibly funny and witty, when in reality, was extremely irritating.

Edgy, quirky road trip fantasy skewers reality TV and more.

Bray’s writing is sharp and witty and moves at a fairly quick pace, which i found to be very refreshing. Brzy his whole crazy adventure, you can laugh at this story for the slapstick humor or find that deep meaningful awareness of pot talk not that I’ve ever been there. Overall, the author mostly mocks society’s over-consumption. That’s when he heads out on a mission to save himself and the world. It wasn’t the writing. X and save the universe with hypochondriac midget, talking gnome lawn ornament, and riot-grrrl angel as sidekicks—should goiny warned me about what to expect.

I goinf what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor. Things streak past me. I don’t know why that worked and this didn’t. Turns out, he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease mad cow disease and his brain is turning to mush. Sep 28, Pages Young Adult Buy.


Going Bovine – Wikipedia

I particularly enjoyed the references to classic literature and Viking mythology. It’s had a lot of bovinne reviews and been on a lot of Top Ten Lists. It is soon revealed that Cameron is on the Libha World ride that he had visited earlier in the story. What would you do if you were told that you could still be saved from dying in the hands of such an incurable disease?

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Going Bovine

bovinf The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Libba’s not just my client, she’s my wife. X, along with the length of the book, made for some segmented reading.

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. Bray also takes on our obsession bovije celebrities and extreme reality TV with the YA! There’s a whole lot with Dr. It just poured out of her, and I knew it was something special when she’d talk about it with this little gleam in her eye.

But Bray managed to keep me interested in his story and smiling at her wit despite the f-word coming out in every sentence. While Cameron is hospitalized, the character Dulcie is introduced as a hallucination-induced vision. Libba Bray Fantasy