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Pig heart boy

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A powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around this topical and controversial issue' - Guardian'An engrossing story' - Daily Telegraph 'That's all I ever did - watch and listen.

I was always a spectator, never a participant. I didn't call that living. I was alive - but that was all.' Cameron is thirteen, and all he wants is a 'normal' life - friends, swimming, school, family. But his life is far from normal. Not every thirteen-year-old desperately needs a new heart because theirs doesn't work properly.

Finally, one doctor offers hope. Cameron could - if he and his parents agree - take part in a radical and controversial procedure involving the transplant of a pig's heart into his human body.

It's risky. And it's never been done before . . . While Cameron comes to terms with the idea, he finds the world around him is much less accepting.

But surely everyone will understand that it's better to have a pig's heart that works than a human heart that doesn't - won't they . . .?'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

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Corgi Childrens
055255166X / 9780552551663
Paperback / softback
823.914
05/02/2004
United Kingdom
English
209 p.
20 cm
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Quiz No: 53629, Points 8.00, Book Level 4.30,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1997.