I bought this book after reading about Connor (known at home as LB) in the media. It is a highly readable account of terrible injustice.
The book celebrates the life of LB as a vibrant young man who should be into his twenties now, taking up the work he had applied for as a groundsman, continuing to explore the workings of the transport system and enjoying more happy holidays with his family. The anecdotes made me laugh out loud a number of times!
It is also the story of.his cruel death and how his family, friends and a dedicated team of good people who cared exposed the neglect that had led to it. LB is the real hero of the book and as a society we failed him.
We also failed the hundreds of other learning disabled people who the book shows died early and without appropriate investigations into their deaths. He and all learning disabled people deserved and deserve so much more.