Meet Ginny. She’s fourteen, autistic, and has a heart-breaking secret…
Ginny Moon is trying to make sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up….
After years in foster care, Ginny is in her fourth forever family, finally with parents who will love her.
Everyone tells her that she should feel happy, but she has never stopped crafting her Big Secret Plan of Escape.
Because something happened, a long time ago – something that only Ginny knows – and nothing will stop her going back to put it right…
A fiercely poignant and inspirational story a lost girl searching for a place to call home. Ginny Moon will change everyone who spends time with her.
I know the new year has only just started but Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig will top my list of favourites. I started listening to it yesterday and finished it today – I just couldn’t put it down. It’s hard to even put in words how I feel about this book other than to say it really touched me deeply. Listening to it only added to the emotional impact I took away from it. It’s narrated by Em Eldridge and she does an amazing job of portraying the young Ginny Moon and her daily struggles living with autism.
The story is told completely from fourteen year old Ginny’s viewpoint and it’s frank and real. You can’t help but love Ginny from the beginning as she is finally in what everyone hopes will be her forever home with her forever parents after coming from an abusive situation. However Ginny has left behind a past that affects her life daily. The biggest is that she still wants everyone to find her Baby Doll for her. They all keep offering to get her another baby doll while never understanding what she’s really trying to tell them and this obsession leads her into some very difficult situations.
In this novel the author has given us a look inside the mind of a child with autism. I suspect this novel has the impact that it does because he and his wife have adopted a child with autism themselves. I can’t say enough good things about this book. I laughed, I cried, but mostly I loved Ginny Moon. Highly recommended!
Source: Library copy