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If you found out you were dying, what might you do to stay alive? Would you swap your heart for a new one – from a pig? Cameron is thirteen, and he needs a heart transplant. But he’ll be dead before he tops the waiting list. Then a pioneering doctor makes a startling proposal. He can give Cameron a pig’s heart. It’s a weird idea. It’s risky, controversial and it’s never been done before. It could lead to public outrage. But Cameron has to give it a try…
- A shocking, original read by star author Malorie Blackman
- Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed for BBC TV
- Malorie’s books include the Noughts and Crosses series
- She served as Children’s Laureate from 2013-2015
February 5th, 2004
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AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 8.0 points
- 208 pages