Special Sub-Topic: Pig Heart Boy
|What sort of problem does Cameron have?|
Heart problem. Cameron has a heart problem which means that he can't do much sport; he can't do it for long before his heart starts hurting.
|Who is Cameron's best friend?|
Marlon. Marlon is in the same year as Cameron. Cameron normally goes swimming with Marlon which he's not allowed, because of his heart problem. He still goes with Marlon because he knows Marlon won't tell his parents.
|What is Cameron's mum called?|
Cathy. Cameron's mum, at one point of the book, is having a baby. She didn't tell Cameron or his dad about it though. They found out when they went to a clinic and needed to be scanned.
|Who is the girl that Cameron likes?|
Judy. Judy is the girl Cameron likes. He wrote a poem about her that he kept secret. Judy sweet talked Cameron into letting her borrow his homework because she didn't do hers.
|Who is the person who Cameron's dad called to do Cameron's operation?|
Doctor Bryce. Doctor Bryce was the person who works with animals and their organs trying to make them so they could replace human organs.
|What did Doctor Ehrlich call the sugar and salt water that made sure that Cameron didn't get dehydrated?|
Dextrose and Saline. The Dextrose and Saline were in the bags next to him when he was at the hospital.
|What is chapter nine called in the book?|
Messages. Chapter nine is a chapter where Cameron is talking to the cam-corder. He read out the poem about Judy in this chapter. He also talked about mum letting him choose what the baby's name could be.
|What is the name of the pig that Cameron was going to get his new heart from?|
Trudy. Cameron wanted to see her before the operation so he and his mum and dad went to see her. The van that they went in had blacked out windows because nobody was meant to know where the clinic was.
|Is Nick Sharrat the illustrator of this book?|
no. Malorie Blackman books don't have illustrators unless they are for small children, but even then there aren't very many.
|What do Cameron and his class call their teacher?|
Sticky Stewart. Their teacher is really called Mr Stewart. They called him that because he was tall and lanky; actually Cameron was the one who started it as a joke but then people kept saying it and then everybody started to say it.
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