The best Book Pig Heart Boy the best work 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
The best Book Pig-Heart Boy the best work 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.. The best Books Pig-Heart Boy So touching, my 2nd favourite Malorie book of the month. Review to follow in the next few days. FULL REVIEWFor my pre read thoughts and reasons for rating please visit my blog:From the Shadows I Review You know how I had trouble reviewing ‘Double Cross’ well I’m having even more trouble with this one. I can’t quite put into words how I feel about any of this. But I’m gonna give it a good go. This is a really good story, touching, realistic, heart breaking and so enjoyable. It’s a short story, I read it in only a couple of hours but it left its mark on me. It raises the dilemma of what would you do if you were dying. I have to say that the story felt well put together and felt like I could actually believe that it’s happening to someone. The way it’s been written is engaging and makes you hang on to every word and the pages are devoured as opposed to actually read.Cameron – Cameron is the owner of the pig heart. We follow him as he makes his decision to go through with the op. I thought he was initially a lovely boy who just wanted to be normal. However, he changed part way through and became a temporary tool but he changed back at the end. So overall he’s a likeable character that handles himself well considering the situation he finds himself in.Marlon – He’s Cameron’s best friend, I did like him but his family’s actions did taint him for me. Don’t get me wrong, what happened and why is explained but I still find it hard to trust him. However, despite the failings of those around him he was a good friend and (kind of) loyal. I don’t think he’s one of the best characters in the book though.Dr Byron – He’s the guy who’s come up with the idea to transplant pig hearts into humans and I must say I think he’s a bit shady. I just never trust him, even though he’s helping others a part of me feels it’s purely for his own gain. I don’t think that’s a bad thing though, I don’t think anyone ever entirely trusts someone like Dr Byron,Overall this is so touching. I didn’t quite cry but believe me there were times when I was close. Malorie Blackman knows how to write stories like this and she does it so well. It’s hard not to appreciate the quality of her writing every time you pick up one of her books. Pig-Heart Boy is, for me, hard to describe, it’s hard to capture the emotions of the storyline without revealing spoilers but it broke my heart and managed to heal it all at the same time. It gives you hope for the future and takes it away. I really can’t explain why I loved this book. I just did.