Monday, December 20, 2010
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
About this Book
Can Cameron find what he’s looking for?
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.
Going Bovine is an odd, but entertaining book. I loved the humour and the main characters. I thought the plot line was engaging and it certainly kept my interest. I did not love some of the things the main characters did and I positively hated the ending. So it was certainly a mixed bag for me. I am not sure it would be an appropriate book for younger teens because of some of the content... but older teens would probably get a kick out of it. The highlight for me was the humour, it really was funny.
Thanks so much to Random House Canada for sending me a review copy of this book.