Pig-Heart Boy

Pig-Heart Boy

By Author / Illustrator

Malorie Blackman


Personal Growth

Age range(s)



Penguin Random House Children's UK




Paperback / softback




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.


Wesley - Age 12

It has an amazing plot and can be humerous, dark, scary and very much true to real life.

Suggested Reading Age 9+

maaria - Age 10

I liked the whole of this book. The storyline is just so powerful. It really leaves you in suspense. Like Marlon betrayed him!! To be honset the ending was like a cliffhanger because you don't know what will happen when alex is born but i think malorie blackman did that for a reason. I really want to read another book of hers.

Suggested Reading Age 9+

Anya - Age 11

I liked this book because it is quite emotional and you keep wondering what is going to happen next. I would rate this 5/5 stars because it is interesting and wants to make you read more. I would recommend this book to 11-15 year olds since it would not be suitable for ages under 10 because it is about heart transplant.

Suggested Reading Age 9+


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