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Pig-Heart Boy
  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Pig-Heart Boy




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.

  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy 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 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 of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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Praise for Pig-Heart Boy

A bizarre yet strangely realistic book . . . the plot is well developed with many unexpected twists

The Times

Engrossing story

Daily Telegraph

A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue

The Guardian

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

This is a really good story which makes you want to read more as the suspense increases.

Education Otherwise

Great for older readers able to tackle issues.

First

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

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