Going Bovine is by Libba Bray. Sixteen-year-old Cameron just wants to finish high school. Everything changes when he is told he has somehow contracted an incurable disease and is going to die. Dulcie, an angel, then arrives and tells him that if he can find a scientist named Dr. X he can be cured. Cameron sets out to find the mysterious Dr. X accompanied by a dwarf and a yard gnome. I don't really know what I was expecting, but having read the Gemma Doyle books it definitely wasn't this. Going Bovine is both sad and hysterically funny at the same time. A book well worth your time to read, more than once.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).