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Going Bovine

By Libba Bray

Going Bovine
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2009,
    496 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school—and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask. But that's before he’s given some bad news: he's sick and 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. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.

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"Starred Review. An unforgettable, nearly indefinable fantasy adventure." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Bray's surreal humor may surprise fans." - Publishers Weekly

"It's a trip worth taking, though meandering and message-driven at times." - School Library Journal

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Libba Bray Author Biography

Libba Bray is an author of young adult novels, including A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing and Going Bovine.

Her first novel, A Great and Terrible Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In November 2006, a video promoting the book was a part of The Book Standard's Teen Book Video Awards.

Libba Bray lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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Libba Bray: First syllable rhymes with rib. Libba is a nickname for Elizabeth. Her full name is Martha Elizabeth Bray

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