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That's all I ever did - watch and listen. I was always a spectator, never a participant. I didn't call that living. I was alive - but that was all.'
Throughout her career, she has written more than 60 children's books, including novels and short story collections, and also television scripts and a stage play. Marlon – He’s Cameron’s best friend, I did like him but his family’s actions did taint him for me. Don’t get me wrong, what happened and why is explained but I still find it hard to trust him. However, despite the failings of those around him he was a good friend and (kind of) loyal. I don’t think he’s one of the best characters in the book though. Flood, Alison (13 February 2014). "Ruth Ozeki beats Thomas Pynchon to top Kitschie award". The Guardian . Retrieved 14 February 2014.
The Amazing Adventures of Girl Wonder (illustrated by Lis Toft), Barn Owl Books, 2003, ISBN 1-903015-27-8 Cameron could - if he and his parents agree - take part in a radical and controversial procedure involving the transplant of a pig's heart into his human body. We also have this Noughts and Crosses Knowledge Organiser to help learners get to grips with this wonderful novel. This resource will aid the study of the novel by including key vocabulary, techniques, characters and quotations. This is an ideal resource for supporting children with their reading of the novel. They can use this in class, as revisions or to help with homework.
Dare to be Different" (illustrated by Jane Ray) in the multi-author collection Dare to be Different, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-7475-4021-7 Short story in the multi-author collection The Crew and Other Teen Fiction, Heinemann Library, ISBN 0-431-01875-8
Pig-Heart Boy, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly. Although I did try, I found it quite hard to feel a connection with the characters. I did feel sorry for them, but no connection. I feel as well as the main character trying to prove her Dad’s innocence she also learned how to fit in with her family. Masters, Tim (17 March 2014). "Campaign over gender-specific books gains support". BBC News . Retrieved 24 November 2014.