June 16, 2010
After hearing about this title from numerous librarians, I finally placed it on hold and started reading it. After reading a number of Teen novels in the last few years I was not expecting the harsh adult tones, ideas, and language that permeated the book. And I loved it! Cameron's sarcastic, apathetic, winsome personality makes me immediately love him and the antics he goes through. Filled with foul language, dark humor, drug usage, snow globes, and a viking; Going Bovine tells the open road adventure of the decade.
(Plus, I love the author's name. Libba Bray. If you look at the authors name fast, it looks like LIBRARY!)
Winner of 2010 Michael L. Printz Award.
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"BSE stands for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. Should I tell our studio audience more about it, Jim? Sure, let's tell 'em what I've won. Well, folks, it's a fatal virus that eats holes in your brain, turning it into a sponge. The tying-shoes brain cell? Sorry, this item permanently out of stock. We regret to tell you that your gross motor skills and neurological functioning will no longer be in your control. Here's your econo diaper pack. Watch out for those hallucination, and have a nice day." (Going Bovine, p. 85)