"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

08 April 2010

Going Bovine

Bray, Libba. Going Bovine. New York: Random House, 2009.

This is a story of a boy who is diagnosed with Mad Cow disease and is hospitalized while his doctors attempt to cure him before the disease can kill him. While in the hospital, he has a vision of an angel who tells him there's a man named Dr. X who has a cure for his disease, if he can find this man. He escapes the hospital with his hospital roommate and embarks on an adventure to find the cure.

This book is fun in that it is filled with hilarious adventures and references to quantum mechanics, which I found amusing. However, this book is also fraught with foul language and references to drug use.

To my students who read my blog, I do not recommend that you read this book. It simply isn't worth the garbage you must wade through to get to the story. And since I don't recommend that you read this book, I am going to spoil it for you: the whole adventure happens in the kid's head. He never leaves the hospital. He dies in the last chapter.

1 comment:

Robert L said...

It is sad this is the Newbery Award winner. Gone are the days when Onion John wins to the days when male body parts and this one win? It does appear the school library but on the librarians shelf, collecting dust!