isbn: 9780007491452 reads well for a book from top ten bestsellers land*. Matthew is a nine year old old with a dead brother called Simon who has downs syndrome and is for some reason the cause of a strange family issue.
Matthew grows up and does a mother load of weed** and then ‘sees’ Simon. ‘Problems’ are just then detected and family start to begin to fix there problems which Matthew has. Not sure if Matthew’s ‘genius’ is a label to be banded about.
Written by a mental health nurse this has an extra perspective. Although (not being a doctor) i thought downs syndrome patients suffer from limited lifespans as organs fail so an untimely end is statistically due..
4/5 bananas reminds me a little of wallflower (my blog)
* a strange country that i dont usually visit ** home schooled too, with a lack of parental intervention. a discussion on the strength of drugs or legalisation is not for comment although a debate on is worthwhile.