Pig-Heart Boy

Cameron is thirteen and his heart is failing. He needs a heart transplant – fast. Then a pioneering doctor approaches his family with a startling proposal. He can give Cameron a new heart: a heart from a pig. It’s a weird idea. But Cameron is fed up with sitting on life’s sidelines, unable to play sport or swim. He has to give it a try – even if it means becoming the world’s first pig-heart boy.

Soon Cameron is discovering how great it feels to live a normal life. But there are some people who don’t think it’s normal for a boy to have a pig’s heart. Will Cameron’s new life last long enough for him to discover what it’s really all about? Shocking, original and moving, this is the remarkable story of a boy learning who he really is, while going where no one has ever gone before.

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  • the pig heart boy is amazing (despite the cover ) it is very emotional and leaves at what does not seem like a cliffhanger but is one because you still don@t know if the boy survived , it said that he has to get a transplant occasionally and that s heart is still weak so does he survive is he still a normal boy ? T hey should really make a part 2.

    30 June 2014

  • I haven’t read this book yet but I would like to read it. The blurb is so sad yet moving

    20 April 2014

  • Amazing and very touching, loved it

    8 March 2014

  • I cant imagine having a pig’s heart but I am glad its a happy ending.

    7 March 2014

  • This is a good book but you have to be in the mood to read it as it gets boring at quite a few points of the story. It sometimes is hard tk understand and I recommend this for older readers.

    5 March 2014

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    Malorie Blackman

    The former Children’s Laureate is the awardwinning author of over 50 books, including the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.


    Malorie Blackman’s many awards include the Red House and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Noughts and Crosses. In 2005 she was awarded the Elearnor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature; an OBE followed in 2008 and from 2013-15 she was the Children’s Laureate.

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