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Going Bovine by Libba Bray
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Apr 05, 12

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Read in April, 2012

The book Going Bovine by Libba Bray is about an average teenage boy named Cameron who finds out he is dying of Mad Cow Disease. He is visited in the hospital by a rock angel named Dulcie. She informs him about a mission to find Dr. X and close the wormhole so he can get cured and save the universe. Cameron, who is skeptical and suffering from hallucinations, and his new dwarf friend Gonzo, set out on the crazy adventure leaving everything behind. Dulcie comes around every once in a while to check up and give them information, and they also have their talking yard gnome friend, Balder. They travel to New Orleans and meet Junior Webster. They stay at The Church of Everlasting Satisfaction, and bring some college guys to Daytona Beach where they go to the Party House and appear on live television. Cameron also experiences time travel when they stop at the Calabi Yau and meet some important scientists. Cameron and his buds must reach Dr. X before the meter on his E-ticket runs out. All during their mission they are being chased by the fire giants, the Wizard of Reckoning, the United Snow Globe Wholesalers, and basically the rest of America because they are on the news as wanted terrorists. Cameron is told to be aware of “signs, random coincidences, and trust” as he makes his way across America to Disney Land. “Connections. Dulcie said everything was connected”(Bray 325). Cameron follows the signs to makes connections and find out the true power that destiny has. He uses the music of the Copenhagen Interpretation and follows the coyote and the roadrunner. Things take a twisted turn and Cameron needs to figure out how to save the universe, Dulcie, and himself.

This book is no doubt the best book I’ve ever read. It is pretty long and a little bit hard to understand, but it was still really good. It was funny and also really twisted. The book was about the changing of destinies and how even if you don’t know how things are going to turn out to just keep going. I thought it was just a really interesting book to read because of all the adventure and crazy things that happen. Once I would start to read it I always got really into it because it was so descriptive. When it would explain something that was happening or one of the hallucinations Cameron was having I could picture so well in my mind because of how it was written.

I would rate this book at 5 out of 5 because it really was just so good and weird. Also I could relate to some parts which I liked. The genre is kind of like a strange twist on and adventure book. It has to do with the undiscovered, sort of mysterious side of science. I would recommend this book to young adults because it is a little confusing and some what crude.
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Ms. Fenn Great review, well done Bebe! 100


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