Pages: 496 pages
Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Books for young readers (September 22, 2009)
Rating: 5 stars!
When Cameron, a high-school slacker, finds out he has fatal mad cow disease, he sets out on an epic quest to find a cure and maybe save the world, too. Accompanied by his friends -- Gonzo, a dwarf, and Balder, a Viking god disguised as a long-suffering yard gnome (don't ask) -- Cameron faces an increasingly bizarre series of misadventures involving a punk angel, New Orleans jazz musicians, and snow globes in this very postmodern retelling of Don Quixote.
I thought this book was wonderful! It was funny from the beginning and I liked reading from a boys point of view for a change. The book was filled with alternate realities, snow globes, and people obsessed with reality t.v. The book kept me flipping pages with it's quirky characters. Going Bovine is sure to become a classic in the Young Adult section and I will be reccomending this book to my friends (even though some of them gave me strange looks when they saw me reading a book with a cow on front).
There was a bit of language bit it didn't subtract from the book's quality.
Overall: Amazing book, and it's definitely worth a read!