Reissued with a fresh new look, Pig-Heart Boy is a critically acclaimed book for younger readers from the author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.
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.
“A bizarre yet strangely realistic book . . . the plot is well developed with many unexpected twists”
“A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue”
“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”
“This is a really good story which makes you want to read more as the suspense increases.”
“Great for older readers able to tackle issues.”
“This is a tense story, emotional, even heart breaking at times, and it leaves you thinking about some important ethical issues.”
Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle