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READ THE BOOK CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT!
“A brilliant debut.” —Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project
“A heartwarming and unforgettable page-turner.” —Booklist, starred review
“A powerful affirmation of the fragility and strength of families.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“At once captivating and heart-wrenching…. Ginny's is a unique and compelling voice…. Ginny Moon is original, revealing and timely. And, with any luck, it will spark much-needed conversations around foster care, adoption and autism.” —The Toronto Star

Full of great big heart and unexpected humor, Ludwig's debut introduces the lovable, wholly original Ginny Moon who discovers a new meaning of family on her unconventional journey home.

Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it—her friends at school, teammates on the basketball team, and especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. They want her to feel like she belongs.

What they don't know is that Ginny has no intention of belonging. She's found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her—even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back, to make things right.

But no one listens. No one understands. So Ginny takes matters into her own hands…

Benjamin Ludwig's whip-smart, unforgettable novel is an illuminating look at one girl's journey to find her way home and one of the freshest debuts in years.

©2017 Benjamin Ludwig LLC (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Critic Reviews

"Ginny Moon is a brilliant debut.... I was unable to put the book down.... This novel has all the elements for critical and popular success!" (Graeme Simsion, New York Times best-selling author of The Rosie Project)

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Wonderful

As a social worker who works with children at risk I found this to be a very truthful account. It deals with things not only from the parent perspective but from the child perspective, who in this case is a child who has autism. Very informative read with a great storyline!

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The Real Meaning of Love and Family

This is the feel-good, heart-warming and heart-wrenching book of the year. Ginny Moon is a special girl. She just needs that special family to just give her a chance. When she finally finds that perfect family, they can't understand why she's still steadfastly bent on running away. She mourns so deeply for her lost babydoll and no one understands that she wants HER babydoll. Not just any baby doll. But the foster parents and social workers keep working to make Ginny happy in her new home. This is s story of true love and the meaning of family.

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Intellectual heir to incident of the dog/nighttime

what a great read and authentic voice of a child with autism. Ginny was a true voice, while at the same time interesting and funny to listen to. my
only complaint is that it was a little to clear that the book was written from a father's perspective. the voice and emotions from the mother seemed less real or natural. a good read. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Amazing!

This book is sooo good. I wasn’t sure because I usually like thrillers, but I did not want it to end. Makes you laugh and makes you cry.

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It gives the reader pause

Most of us who have led a sheltered life have no idea how an autistic teenager thinks or feels. I certainly got a small insight into that world and how the adults react to Ginny. It takes a lot of love and understanding. We on the outside of the box really do not know or understand the autistic mind. All the adult characters help the reader figure it out . Well done Benjamin Ludwig.

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perfect

this was a well written book. the author really got it right when he wrote Ginny Moon. way to go.

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Poignant

I read this book with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" in mind, given that the protagonist of the story was going to be a child with autism. This little lady was high functioning and her point of view was interesting.

The narration was well done. It took me a while to accept the narrator's version of Ginny with a very child like voice. But once I got past that, the narration was something that I didn't even notice, which is a good thing.

The story line is thin but the perspective and the heartbreak/heroism that is Ginny Moon was very poignant. I enjoyed this quick listen. If you liked the "Curious Incident...", you'll like this one too.

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Ginny Moon is an utterly captivating heroine.

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Ginny Moon's tenacious love and ingenuity, despite her inability to communicate and be understood is captivating. This is not a light-hearted romp exactly, but I recommend taking it to the beach to enjoy the simple and honest truths that are told through the innocent and uncomplicated perspective of an autistic teenage girl whose actions are purely motivated by love. It may make you think and may cause some discomfort and frustration but coming from the perspective of an innocent heroine with an inspiring strength of character will cushion the unpleasantries and by the end of the story, I dare say, make the reward of a satisfying closure that much sweeter..