Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Libba Bray’s Going Bovine is the story of 16-year-old Cameron who has always dealt with life in a standoff manner, trying to avoid social contact with his peers. Things start to get interesting for him when he begins seeing objects that others seem to miss. While alone at home he hears a noise and discovers a feather, which leads him on a roller coaster of events and introduces him to some unlikely folks.
Cameron’s parents fear that drugs must be a factor so they send him to doctors and psychologists to figure out exactly what’s going on with their son, as he is still seeing things that others can't possibly be seeing. Finally, they find a doctor who unveils the mystery of what’s happening to him--Mad Cow Disease…and he’s going to die.
Leaving his hospital room on a quest to find the cure, Cameron meets a punk, pink-haired angel named Dulcie who is going to help him. He also enlists the aid of his hospital roommate--a germaphobic dwarf. Along the way they have many interesting adventures. One leads them to a new friend, a Norse god trapped inside of a yard gnome’s body.
Cameron’s adventure for a cure leads the trio on a path to discovery throughout America, in which they learn important lessons about friendship, chicks, and themselves.