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Product Description

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.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780552551663

Publisher

Corgi Childrens

Date published

February 5th, 2004

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AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 8.0 points

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  • 208 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Malorie Blackman

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Malorie Blackman has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Her best-loved books include the highly acclaimed Noughts and Crosses sequence and Pig Heart Boy, which also became a major BBC TV series. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children’s books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’ and was the Children’s Laureate 2013-15.

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  1. Sara
    on 10 January 2012

    Pig heart boy

    Pig Heart Boy is about a boy called Cameron at the age of thirteen ,he has very less days to live as he is in a very big need for a heart transplantation but unlikely there are no human donors so his Doctor Dr Bryce has a heart in the end but not one from a human but from a PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cameron has the choice to choose if he wants the heart and live for more time or not and live for a couple of weeks ,he has to choose.DOES HE OR DOSEN’T HE?????(i wont spoil it for you). READ THE BOOK AND FIND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  2. hannah
    on 22 March 2010

    good

    book really good and can be used for interesting activites

    5out of 5
  3. Holly Woodman
    on 11 November 2009

    Pig heart boy

    I like the story so much i could read it more times then ever if i wanted to + i like the way malorie use itlics in the story and i think you would injoy reading it and It is about a boy called camron and he is going to have a heart plantion and he is in the newspaper. I CAN’T SPROLLE IT FOR U.SO BYE-BYE

    5out of 5
  4. Rishana
    on 28 October 2009

    Pig Heart Boy

    Pig Heart Boy is about a boy called Cameron at the age of thirteen ,he has very less days to live as he is in a very big need for a heart transplantation but unlikely there are no human donors so his Doctor Dr Bryce has a heart in the end but not one from a human but from a PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cameron has the choice to choose if he wants the heart and live for more time or not and live for a couple of weeks ,he has to choose.DOES HE OR DOSEN’T HE?????(i wont spoil it for you). READ THE BOOK AND FIND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5

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    Purple-Royalty
    on 30 June 2014

    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.

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    newgirl123
    on 20 April 2014

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

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    AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    Amazing and very touching, loved it

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    bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

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

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    Rumaitha12
    on 5 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.

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    Mishtylovesreading
    on 20 November 2013

    this book is raelly emotional.i cried! people out there plz read this book.

    5out of 5
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    john40
    on 15 September 2013

    loved it. it was really good

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    harrystyles16
    on 2 June 2013

    loved it . the best book i have read since percy jackson . emotional and moving by one of my favourite authors . i think everyone should read this book .

    5out of 5
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    Streetdance
    on 9 March 2013

    Vert good book i really like it

    5out of 5
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    bouncybunny
    on 6 March 2013

    This book was very moving I was so glad when cameron took the pigs heart , I really felt sorry for him not being able to do any thing in his life , I’m glad he got a second chance with his new heart

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    GregHeffley
    on 23 August 2012

    I’m Currently Reading This Book Every Night. It’s a Very Moving Book, Unlike any Author Malorie is Very unique It’s Feels like you have experienced Camerons Life. Very Cleverly Written.

    Personally I think it’s Hard to write Childrens Book as Children Judge the book by the first word of the chapter , But the Book Some how keeps You involved.

    5out of 5
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    kicky105
    on 7 March 2012

    This book is very moving. First they have to make the decision about whether to accept the heart they are offered and then whether it will be ok for him and if he will survive. It makes you laugh and cry and is quite a sad book in some bits!

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    sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    a really sad book

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    flossy1998
    on 8 June 2011

    this is a really creative book i never thought about xenotransplantion

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    loldia
    on 14 April 2010

    “A sad, yet awarding book filled with emotion and excitement” Lydia Okoibhole

    5out of 5
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    goldenstar99
    on 16 January 2010

    very emotional book it made me think alot

    5out of 5
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    Nat888
    on 25 December 2008

    A really touching book. So full of twist and turns, i couldn’t stop reading it!

    5out of 5