Genre: coming-of-age novel; general fiction.
Key Stage: 3
Pig Heart Boy, Malorie Blackman (1997)
Plot: Cameron desperately needs a new heart when he is offered the opportunity to take part in a radical and controversial experiment involving the transplant of a pig’s heart. While Cameron soon comes to terms with the idea, he finds the world around him less accepting
Positives: The book Pig Heart Boy is good for people who like heart-touching stories. You can get stuck into it very quickly and its very interesting. The book is not long so people who like short books it won’t a be a long read!
Reviewer: Aya Rahman Lawrence