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Going Bovine by Libba Bray
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Read from July 10 to 15, 2012

I don't know if this is the worst young adult novel of a generation or the best.

First, I think this would be a fabulous book to use in high school English classes to teach literary devices such as symbolism, foreshadowing, etc. ESPECIALLY symbolism. That being said, it'll never see the light of day in public schools because of the sex, drugs, and language.

My parents never censored my reading as a kid, I think it was a good thing. But I am uneasy with the main character. I don't like him. He's, well, a teenager, I guess. Perhaps if I wasn't 30, his attitude wouldn't have bothered me as much.

Definitely worth a go.
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Jennifer Hitchcock This is one of my favorite books. It's really weird and takes a little while to set up the story, but if you hang in there, I think it has a great payoff.


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