Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Going Bovine Review

Going Bovine

by Libba Bray

Libba Bray's new YA novel is like nothing I've ever read before. It's the funniest (well, only) book I've ever read about a boy dying of mad cow disease. I loved Cameron right from the start. He's funny and charming in his own slacker way, but what really drew me into his story was his persistence. He'll try to convince you that he doesn't care, and he almost succeeds until Dulcie shows up, Dulcie being the maybe-angel maybe-hallucination girl of Cameron's dreams. She leads Cameron on a wild cross country road trip, supposedly to find a cure, but I'm pretty convinced her real purpose is to show Cameron the life he's been missing out on.

Bray does a masterful job of blurring the lines between fantasy and reality in episodes inpired by Don Quixote that whirl with social satire. I was never quite sure what was real, or even what Cameron thought was real, but I sure loved the ride!

Reviewed by Lauren

1 comment:

Megan Kurashige said...

Sounds amazing! Just read Bray's story in Geektastic... It was great.