Soon to be a BBC documentary titled 'Murdered For Being Different' based on this book.
While walking through a park at night in Bacup, England, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, were brutally attacked by five teenage boys. The beatings and subsequent murder made international news. This book was written by an investigative journalist who became extremely close to the families of the victims. It's a very indepth account of a very sad case.
Sophie Lancaster: A True Story
CATHERINE SMYTH has written a personal account of the murder of Sophie Lancaster, a 20-year-old student kicked to death in Bacup, Lancashire, because she dressed differently - as a Goth.
Catherine was the first reporter to cover the story and her book is written primarily from a media perspective but, as a mother, she also details her personal feelings and angst that such a crime could have happened so close to home.
Catherine's book 'Weirdo Mosher Freak' has been rebranded 'The Sophie Lancaster Story' and a portion of profits benefit The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Soon to be a BBC documentary titled 'Murdered For Being Different' based on this book.