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 Malorie Blackman.


55 reviews for “Pig-Heart Boy

  1. I’ve just started reading pig heart boy and I can’t wait to find out if he drowns or not! I’m enjoying it because I can’t put it down.

  2. I really enjoy all your books, and is aspiring to possibly create a book in the future. But as a young, teenage writer its difficult to get all the aspect in making it into a great book.

  3. I have really enjoyed all of your books that i have read, and i hope you can write some more amazing books in th future. Your books are awe inspiring and give an amazing insight into many of the issues people face today.

  4. Hi Malorie I was just wondering if you could get the pig heart boy TV series anywhere!
    Thanks 🙂

  5. I want to find the pig heart boy tv series but I don’t where to find it. Could anyone help?

  6. Hi, I am a school teacher and will be using Pig Heart Boy as my text next term and I wondered if the TV series was available to buy anywhere. I have spent ages hunting on the internet but to no avail. Thanks.

  7. Hello ! I’m French and that’s the first english’s book I read. It was so beautiful and powerfull… Cam’s maked me sad, sometimes. His best friend isn’t very nice. I know you, Malorie, thkans to your serie Night and Crosses. You’re a very, very god writress. The best for me.

  8. this is such a moving book.i like all of your books but this is denfinitely the best!
    keep up the good work!
    from your no.1 fan aka esther x

  9. I am an English teacher and have chosen Pig Heart Boy as our class reader as of September. Is there any way I can get my hands on the TV series? It would be great to show this to the kids at the end of the year

  10. This book is amazing, really very sad too, and it really tugs at the heartstrings. I got given this book from my English teacher this morning and have already read it cover to cover. Cameron is so likeable.. and the story just feels really.. real. It makes you imagine everything. Perfect book!

  11. I love your story it inspires me to read more of your stories and find out what other great features of your stories i can find out from a big fan katie .

  12. I love all your stories that u have rote and the best one is pig heart boy and that the way you make it so tuching is amazing so your books have been a sucsess a huge fan chloe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  13. Hi. I am a year six teacher and we have been reading Pig Heart Boy. The children have been so engrossed in the book and were delighted to find out that there was a TV series made. Unfortunately that delight turned to despair when we have been unable to locate a copy. Do you know where we are able to locate a copy for the children to compare the book to the TV series?

  14. im in kings college and we are reading pig heart boy and i am entrusting to hear what happens in the end we are on chapter 8 so i want to ask somenthing about the reading you are the mom of cameron?

  15. I love this book! it is a novel that draws you in and makes you think about what happens next! I recommend it for teens!

  16. I love it i am your biggest fan my dad said the title pig heart so my dad explaind that a boy has a pig heart

  17. This book is amazing it has everything emotion, drama and the best ending ever. I would recomend this book to teenagers but a good read for anyone!! Im areally big fan, i have read nearly all of your books but this one is the best !!!!!

  18. Pig heart boy is an enigmatic thriller containing high levels of emotion, and loads of drama.
    It is a great novel because it really never stops making you think about what happens next, artfully making it nearly unputdownable.
    I think it takes an interesting and very engaging twist, that, again makes you really put thought into the book.
    It has an anti-climatic ending that acts as both a cliff-hanger and a wrap up of everything in the book, so Malorie can easily write a sequel-although I wander to think what would be in it- (another sign of prowess)
    Finally I would recommend this great novel to any reader who loves a very engaging read.
    Thank You

  19. i loved this book although i lost it whilst i was at the end, oops well id love to buy it again but no where has it, could u please tell me somewhere where sells them?

  20. My first book I read from Malorie Blackman was Noughts & Crosses. When I finished reading one of her books, I had the desire to read more of her books. I loved at the beginning of Pig Heart Boy when she made the first beginning of the scene sound so intense. It made the reader get more engrossed and wanting to find out what was happening. Blackman writes a unique story of a young teenage boy, she uses her imagination to get to the feeling of how an actual teenager would feel if he or she had to get a heart transplant from a pig! My school library is full of varieties of books from Malorie Blackman. I look forward to reading more of her books! She truly has won my heart in reading.

  21. I used to never read books, I hated them! Until one day I had picked up ANTIDOTE by Malorie Blackman, and quite liked it. Then I heard about her other books like pig heart boy, etc. I LOVED IT! I couldn’t put it down. By this, I was shocked myself. All i’m saying, is this was the best book I’ve ever read!

  22. Heart poundingly scary. I wonder how Cameron really felt when Dr Bryce said yes he would give Cameron the first transplant. Fantastic

  23. hi read this book for school it is very good and interesting u are a very good auther i am 11 i read this for school my teacher loves it

  24. You are a fantastic author pig heart boy is by far the best book I’ve ever read!i went to w h smith. Saw this book and just by looking at the cover thought that looks good.please make a sequel and say if Julie likes him again , if he gets to meet Alex and if he gets to hold him because that was his goal at the end very convincing and gripping I couldn’t put it down.

  25. This book was the best book that i have ever read. It washappy at the begining and sad at the end these are the type of books that i like

  26. again this book was splendid it was like a rost dinner that just came out of the oven . When its stil hot because it just came out of the oven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Malorie Blackman, you are a fantastic author. Your books, especially this one, is like outstanding. You have different feelings in different chapters, which made me emotional.The story was gripping and makes me want to read more… Please, please, please, can you write a second book or film? i would really want to see what happened to Cameroon after the operation and about his new sibling…

  28. Malorie Blackman, you are a fantastic author. Your books, especially this one, is like outstanding. You have different feelings in different chapters, which made me emotional.The story was gripping and makes me want to read more… Please, please, please, can you write a second book or film? I would really want to see what happened to Cameron after the operation and about his new sibling…

  29. This is an amazing book. this is also a heart rendering book filled with the harsh reality somebody would face, if they had a Pig Heart. It is also a sad book as of all the abuse the Kelsey family have gotten- especially Cameron. Cameron is an ordinary young boy that needs a heart to live- only its from a pig and for that he should get tormented? No!

  30. I love this book – it was exciting and interesting!
    One of my favourite parts of the book was when we found out that Mum was having a baby.
    I would really like to be able to watch Pig Heart Boy on the tv but I can’t find it on You Tube.

  31. This book was exciting and interesting!
    One of my favourite parts of the book was when we found out that Mum was having a baby.
    I would really like to be able to watch Pig Heart Boy on the tv but I can’t find it on You Tube.

  32. Malorie, I have been listening to the amazing book called – (PIG HEART BOY) but please Malorie could you release PIG HEART BOY onto dvd. That will be interesting!

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