I finished this book the day before the Michael L. Printz awards were announced, and I was pleased that the book I loved so much was honored with such a prestigious award. If you enjoy quirky characters, a wacky sense of humor, a blurring of the lines between reality and fantasy, then you will probably love Going Bovine. It is a rather long novel, and so it is not for everyone, but I found it to be not only entertaining, but thought-provoking as well. What would YOU do if you found out that you had a finite number of days to live? Would you just wait around to die, or would you do everything in your power to try to make your life mean something?
Highly recommended for grades 9-12.