Pig Heart Boy

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‘Pig Heart boy CEL’

This book is about a 13year old boy called Cameron who is desperate need of a heart transplant .Cameron has been determid to live a normal life since the word go, but would you still be sure enough to take one from a pig?

There are 3 techniques to help tell this story used in this book. The first technique is 1st person narrative this helps you see Cameron’s character how he is feeling as you get further through the book and how his character changes.

The second technique that used is the telling of Cameron’s Story. It shows you about the whole interest of the newspapers (Daily Press), with the newspaper and the many offers of money if Cameron sold his story. In the Book it shows you a newspaper article think that because it Cameron wasn’t actually interviewed ,that shows you how this operation has different effects on different people and that depending on how you feel about it then there’s many different views. The Last technique that is used is used is the video diary’s that Cameron records for his yet unborn sibling. He shockingly found out about when going to visit his pig ‘Trudy’ When his Mum explained

“But you don’t understand ...am pregnant’’
As he is not sure yet he is ever going to live till the day his brother/sister is born, he makes Video accounts of what he is thinking at the time and how he feels at the time for his brother/sister to see in the future. This is a good effect because you get to see how he feels or how he thinks other feel towards him on a day to day base, away from any influence of what others think.

From the very start of the book you learn that Cameron although challenged is a very eager and determid boy. But after the operation just before he went back to school, he becomes extremely rude, arrogant and Self-centred towards what may be one of the most important things to him in his life, his friends. Especially Marlon!

“I heard your family made a lot of money selling me out... ’’ He feels really...
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