Pig-Heart Boy

If you found out you were dying, what might you do to stay alive? Would you swap your heart for a new one – from a pig? Cameron is thirteen, and he needs a heart transplant. But he’ll be dead before he tops the waiting list. Then a pioneering doctor makes a startling proposal. He can give Cameron a pig’s heart. It’s a weird idea. It’s risky, controversial and it’s never been done before. It could lead to public outrage. But Cameron has to give it a try…

  • A shocking, original read by star author Malorie Blackman
  • Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed for BBC TV
  • Malorie’s books include the Noughts and Crosses series
  • She served as Children’s Laureate from 2013-2015

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Recent reviews

  • 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.

    Awards

    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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