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.
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You know how I had trouble reviewing ‘Double Cross’ well I’m having even more trouble with this one. I can’t quite put into words how I feel about any of this. But I’m gonna give it a good go. This is a really good story, touching, realistic, heart breaking and so enjoyable. It’s a short story, ...more
Cam. is a boy with a weak heart , and the only ready donor is a pig called Trudy.
for Cam and his family , after the procedure instead of being concerned about their son's short life span, their focus turns to the media, and the people talking animal rights.
so the boy has to face all kind of people, and all kind of opinions, trying to figure out the right from wrong, and the art of living, forgiving and forgetting.
the no ...more
Thirteen year old Cameron Kelsey is told that, without a heart transplant, he will be dead within a year. But without any available human donors, he is beginning to lose hope. That is, until Doctor Bryce appears- with a different option... Cameron could receive the heart of a pig. It's risky, controversial and it's never been done before, but will Cameron be willing to take the plunge?
I'm not sure how I felt about this book ...more
Thirteen-year-old Cameron is dying, and time is running out to get a transplant. In desperation, his father approaches a doctor who is trying to conduct research with pig hearts. Desperate, Cameron's fam ...more
Yet I still had to give it 3 stars.
Honestly, this book wasn't amazingly well-written. Some reviewers said it was amazing because it was written in the way an 11 year old would speak. Well, here's some news for you: 11 year-olds who read books don't conform to sterotypes. Blackman seemed to be busy trying to get into the mindset of a young bo ...more
It was about a boy who has heart problems and needs to have a heart transplant. No person would give away their heart so the doctors suggested to use a pig's heart. The boy's parents do not want that to happen and let their child have a pig's heart and they fuss about it really much. The boy dos have the pig's heart at the end and it has a really good ending.
I enjoyed the book and will read more Malorie Blackman's books.
To this effect, Blackman illustrates the changes in somebody after an event - (vi ...more
Cameron is an average boy he likes going swimming with his friends and has his eyes set on Julie a girl in his class. But there's one thing that's not so average about Cameron.. He's dying. A few years previously he caught an infection which has damaged his heart. Now he only has about a year of his life left. He can't ...more
Pig Heart Boy doesn’t take long to read at all yet it still makes a massive impact. I found it heart breaking but it was also ...more
This book explores themes such as friendship, loyalty, trust, self-sacrifice,xenotransplants, coping with ...more
Cameron is thirteen years old and is desperately in need of a heart transplant when a new doctor approaches his family with a shocking suggestion. He can give Cameron a new heart — but not one from a human, one from a pig. It’s never been done before. Even though it’s dangerous, Cameron is going to try — to become the world’s first pig-heart boy.(hide spoiler)]
This book by Malorie Blackman is a powerful, touching story. It’s emotional in the beginning because Cameron can’t do any...more
I didn't like it. I would go so far as saying I hated it. The story was dire and the writing rubbish.
But, this author gets such good reviews so where had I gone wrong? I decided to try another book, and found 'Pig Heart Boy' in a charity shop.
And I'm so glad I did try again. This book is brilliant and will be going onto my 'favourites' shelf.
The only reason I can't give i ...more
Ages 9 - 12.
Thirteen-year-old Cam wants to be normal. He wants to touch the bottom of the swimming pool at the deep end, to run, to dance, and to play football with his friends, but he can't because his heart doesn't work properly.
He caught a viral infection that affected his heart and his doctor decided that he needed his heart replaced... with a pig's one. The doctor told him and his parent's that it MU ...more
In terms of narrative, it was also excellent. There weren't any long descriptions, and it was fairly fast-paced. The first person narrative was a good choice, because the feelings of C ...more
The concept wa ...more