Going Bovine by Libba Bray

If you consider the fact that this author is more than willing to put on a cow costume to discuss her latest book, it might lead one to believe that this is not your grandma’s “young adult fiction” and you would be right!

libba_brayLibba Bray takes us into the world of Cameron. Your typical high-school loser, never made it with the ladies, non-conformist, and all around apathetic student who has a preppy, attractive, and annoyingly perfect sister, who happens to not only be a cheerleader but his twin as well! Could it get any worse? Well, yes and no, depending on how you look at things.

Once you get past all of the clever writing, amusing innuendos, and hilarious references to pop culture you will literally be assaulted with the reality of Cameron’s slow slide into an insane world. So, hang on for a wild ride as Cameron discovers what it really means to live only after he makes the realization that, “I’ve been dying my whole life”. Add to all this drama an angel named Dulcie who’s a punk-rocker with hot pink hair, fluffy wings, and thing for our man, Cameron.

If you go for this type of fiction but don’t want to read the book because, well, duh, it’s a book, then I would highly recommend the movie, Donnie Darko. While Donnie doesn’t get the cute angel, he does get a 6 foot scary rabbit with a trip just as haunting and an ending that is as satisfying as Bray’s, Going Bovine, along with an awesome soundtrack.

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