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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He has to save the world from the fire giants and find the scientist who can save him. What makes microwave popcorn so good? As with her unimprovable Beauty QueensI had no idea where this book was going ever, not for a minute. And thus begins the most awesome road trip ever, in which Cameron breaks out of the hospital, assisted by a hypochondriac dwarf named Gonzo, and tries to find Dr.

I am kind of proud gonig myself for giving up on books I’m not into lately. But, sadly, poorly executed. All voing Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s elegantly structured, and uses string theory to explore themes of love, friendship, and what makes a life worth living. Yes, there are interesting moral themes, but they’re buried under humor that made me cringe far more than laugh.


X has the cure to his disease and the only way to stop the world from ending is to find him to seal up the portal to an alternate universe Retrieved 11 January That’s when he heads out on a mission to save himself and the world.

She also leaves you in no doubt about how she feels about the crass, shallow, humorless, merciless, materialistic culture of consumerism in which she is marketing ‘Going Bovine.

The main highlight of Going Bovine was its humorous events.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

I want the sound track, the program, the T-shirt, and front row tickets. No one really pays him attention, he is just coasting by; he’s got his oging set on cruise control. A guy steals Balder.

I am in awe of Bray’s creative power. View all 7 comments. His family doesn’t understand him and he’s always being compared to his popular and perky sister, Jenna. My favorite being Balder, the talking garden gnome.

I didn’t know where Cameron’s hallucinations start and where his reality ended. I used to hang in there gritting my teeth until the bitter end. Just a boviine while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Libba Bray milks every last drop.

Gets fired from his job with good reason. I only made it to page before I closed the book without a bookmark, and I am not the kind of bovind to give up on a book. Retrieved 15 March X, who accidentally opened a wormhole and released dark energy into the world.


The book Going Bovine addresses themes including heroism, the definition of reality, the transformation from child to adult, and the influences of love and death on our lives.

We live in fear and forget to walk with hope. It was funny and fantastic. But, it’s a great book.

I just decided to move on altogether. When you cry, people should hear you. Buy the selected items together This item: Cameron is a slacker kid in high school with a sarcastic sense of humor.

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Mar 31, Addie rated it did not like it Shelves: Well, I do enjoy reading about them. From the first page, I enjoyed the brray your face” first person narrative. In fact, I had to have my entire face rebuilt because I smashed it up pretty good. His parents are having problems, his sister goibg he’s a loser, life isn’t great, but that’s high school, right?

But Libba Bray’s books are rewarding on a page-by-page basis. Cameron is diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as mad cow disease.