Accept a transplant of a pig's heart, or die? That's what Cameron has to decide ...The story: Cameron is offered the chance to have a highly experimental and controversial operation which might save his life. But replacing his heart with one from a pig brings not only medical risk, it places Cameron at the eye of a storm of controversy. Medical ethics, the role of the press and the right to privacy are all brought into vivid focus in this gripping read. Themes: medical ethics; disability; the experience of growing up; animal rights; the individual and society; the media; death. Multicultural Suitable for KS 3/4 (P7-S4)
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Malorie Blackman is a highly-respected children's author and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Among her many other successful novels for children are Hacker and Dangerous Reality.From AudioFile:
Thirteen-year-old Cameron Kelsey is dying. Without a heart transplant, he's unlikely to live much longer. With no human heart donors available, Cameron agrees to undergo a revolutionary experimental operation, or xenograft, in which he will receive the heart of a pig. Patrick Robinson's delivery brings Cameron's suffering, both physical and emotional, to vivid life. Cameron is not prepared for the hatred and distrust he receives from people after the operation and must decide for himself if having become the pig-heart boy is worth it. This haunting audio production will join the award-winning teleplay in providing children with a thought-provoking journey. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3302164