Pig-Heart Boy

3.82 (1,324 Ratings by Goodreads)
Pig-Heart Boy

Pig-Heart Boy

3.82 (1,324 Ratings by Goodreads)
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Published: 5 February, 2004
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A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue' - Guardian
'An engrossing story' - Daily Telegraph

'That's all I ever did - watch and listen. I was always a spectator, never a participant. I didn't call that living. I was alive - but that was all.'

Cameron is thirteen, and all he wants is a 'normal' life - friends, swimming, school, family.

But his life is far from normal. Not every thirteen-year-old desperately needs a new heart because theirs doesn't work properly.


Finally, one doctor offers hope.
Cameron could - if he and his parents agree - take part in a radical and controversial procedure involving the transplant of a pig's heart into his human body.

It's risky. And it's never been done before . . .

While Cameron comes to terms with the idea, he finds the world around him is much less accepting.

But surely everyone will understand that it's better to have a pig's heart that works than a human heart that doesn't - won't they . . .?

'A sensitive and informative story that provides a vivid insight into transgenics and xenotransplantations and still manages to squeeze in the inevitable guinea-pig and piggy in the middle jokes' - Independent

A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue * Guardian *
An engrossing story * Daily Telegarph *
A sensitive and informative story that provides a vivid insight into transgenics and xenotransplantations and still manages to squeeze in the inevitable guinea-pig and piggy in the middle jokes * Independent *
Many unexpected twists * The Times *

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses. Malorie has been awarded the Eleanor Farjeon award, received an OBE, and served as Children's Laureate.

Type Book
ISBN 9780552551663
Number Of Pages 256
Item Weight 181 g
Product Dimensions 129 x 198 x 16 mm
Publisher Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format Paperback