Pig-Heart Boy
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Pig-Heart Boy

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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.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 055255166X
  • 9780552551663
  • 25,038

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"A bizarre yet strangely realistic book . . . The plot is well developed with many unexpected twists"
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"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 *
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About Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. 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. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.
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Rating details

3,545 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (942)
4 35% (1,244)
3 29% (1,038)
2 7% (256)
1 2% (65)
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