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Going Bovine by Libba Bray
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Oct 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: e-book, best-kids-books-read-2010
Read from October 18 to 24, 2010

A weird, wacky ode to Don Quixote. I might go so far as saying it's a modern retelling, but I haven't read that book in so long that I'm not quite so sure about that. For those who don't know already, Going Bovine is about an apathetic 16 year old boy named Cameron who suddenly finds himself with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human variant of mad cow) and ends up taking a long journey with a dwarf, a fairy, and a garden gnome to find the rogue physicist who might be able to cure him. The book reads like a really strange, really random dream and you'll find yourself questioning what is real and what isn't (but in a good way!). The book has a few preachy dystopian-esque chapters here and there, but for the most part, I absolutely loved this book.

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