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Pig-Heart Boy

by Malorie Blackman

Pig-Heart Boy Synopsis

You're thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most normal kids don't need heart transplants. So there's this doctor. He says there's a chance for you. But he also says it's experimental, controversial and risky. And it's never been done before. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, this is a powerful, thought-provoking story from the award-winning Malorie Blackman.

Pig-Heart Boy Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552551663
Publication date: 5th February 2004
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage),

About Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) curating and releasing the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world ...

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