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Going Bovine

Going Bovine

by Libba Bray

All sixteen-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school — and life in general — with a minimum of caring and effort. It's not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: He's going to die. Which totally sucks.

Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy, punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure — if he's willing to go in search of it. Now, 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 of smoothie-drinking happiness cults (and possible serial killers), parallel universe-hopping physicists, mythic New Orleans jazz musicians, whacked-out television game hosts, snow globe vigilantes, and disenfranchised, fame-hungry teens and into the heart of what matters most.

2010 Michael L. Printz Award Winner

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Lexile Measure
HL680L
DRA
N/A
Guided Reading
Z+
Number of Pages
496
Genre
Adventure, Comedy and Humor

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