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Going Bovine

Title

Going Bovine

Authors

Libba Bray

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780385733977

Pages

480 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old who, after being diagnosed with Crutzfeldt-Jacob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL680L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Mental illness; Illness; gay; gay teenager; dwarfism; Crutzfeldt-Jacob's disease; hypochondria; mad cow disease

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Audie Award, 2010, Finalist, Teen
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2009, Honorable Mention, Book You Couldn't Shut Up About
Gold Inky, 2010, Short List
Goodreads Choice Award, 2009, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Locus Award, 2010, Finalist, Best Young Adult Book
Michael L. Printz Award, 2010, Winner
Amazon Editors' Picks: Top 10 Books, 2009 Teen
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2009
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2009 Fiction for Older Readers
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010 Social Interactions and Relationship
Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 2014 Literature and Language Arts
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2009
Stuff for the Teen Age, 2010 Freaky Chaos
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2012

Keywords

death; Disney World; angel; snow globes; Daytona Beach, Florida; Texas; New Orleans; travel; hospital; scientists; gnome; Norse mythology

Diversity Impact

direct

Going Bovine


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