Pig-Heart Boy

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)