Friday, July 15, 2011

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Genre: social issues
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 480

All sixteen-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum effort. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s going to die.

Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there’s a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of Gonzo, a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf, and a yard gnome who just might be the Viking god Balder, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America…into the heart of what matters most.


The second book I've read of Libba Bray's, and again I fell in love! This was a hilarious and sad story that makes you think about life and how quickly it can be taken away from you.

Cameron was one of the best MCs I've met. He was honest and didn't care what people thought of him. He was just so real and he didn't pretend he was something he wasn't. I think that Libba did a great job of writing Cam so that later on you felt happy for him, or you mourned with him, or you laughed with him. The same goes for Gonzo and Balder. I didn't think that we saw a ton of Dulcie. She popped up here and there and Cam's relationship with her grew, but I thought it all came on so fast. I wasn't as hooked onto Dulcie as I was with the other characters.

Libba described every scene perfectly! Cam, Gonzo, and Balder's adventures were so vivid and I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to see how everything turned out. I was flipping pages so fast that once in awhile I had to look back and see what exactly had happened. She did an amazing job of knitting every experience together so that no detail was unimportant.

Overall, this was freakin' hilarious! I laughed so much and I was sad and I was rooting everyone on. Libba is seriously one of my all-time favorite authors. I can't wait to read her Gemma Doyle series. I recommend that you READ THIS BOOK! Like, don't wait. This is a perfect summer read that will have you doubling-over with laughter and realizing that you should live life to its all-time fullest. One of the best books I've ever read. 'Nuff said.

The Cover: The cow, the feather, the yard gnome.... It just brings back so many memories.

1 comment:

  1. This book was amazing! I remember I was so confused by the cover at first, but now it all makes sense! :)