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Pig-Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman


Published: 5th February 2004
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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Published: 1st April 2011
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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I am drowning in this roaring silence. I am drowning. I'm going to die... Cameron is thirteen and desperately in need of a heart transplant when a pioneering doctor approaches his family with a startling proposal. He can give Cameron a new heart- but not one from a human, one from a pig. It's never been done before. It's experimental, risky and very controversial. But Cameron is fed up with just sitting on the side of life, always watching and never doing. He has to try- to become the world's first pig- heart boy.

"A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue" * Guardian *
"Engrossing story" * Daily Telegraph *
"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 *
"Great for older readers able to tackle issues" * First *
"A bizarre yet strangely realistic book . . . The plot is well developed with many unexpected twists" * The Times *

ISBN: 9780552551663
ISBN-10: 055255166X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th February 2004
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1