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Ginny Moon (Ginny Moon)

Ginny Moon (Ginny Moon)

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Ginny Moon (Ginny Moon)

Ginny Moon (Ginny Moon)

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643 minutes



Meet Ginny Moon. She's mostly your average teenager-she plays flute in the high-school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems in English class. But she's autistic, and so what's important to her might seem a bit...different-like starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast. After being taken away from her abusive birth mother and moved around to different homes, Ginny has finally found her forever home-a safe place with parents who will love and nurture her-exactly what all foster kids hope for, right? But Ginny has other plans. She'll steal and lie and exploit the good intentions of those who love her-anything it takes to get back what's missing in her life. She'll even try to get herself kidnapped. Told in an extraordinary and wholly original voice, Ginny Moon is at once quirky, charming, heartbreaking, and poignant. It's a story about being an outsider trying to find a place to belong-about how to make sense of a world that just doesn't seem to add up.


Ludwig's excellent debut is both a unique coming-of-age tale and a powerful affirmation of the fragility and strength of families....Ludwig brilliantly depicts the literal-minded and inventive Ginny., Publishers Weekly

[E]nlightening...compelling ...remarkably engaging...heartwarming and unforgettable..., Booklist

This stunning debut novel grabs readers by the heart and doesn't let go. Fourteen-year-old Ginny Moon chronicles her increasingly harrowing life with her Forever Parents with one of the truest voices in modern literature...Ludwig's triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism, and his gorgeous, wrenching portrayal of Ginny's ability to communicate what she needs is perfection., Library Journal

In telling the tale from Ginny's perspective, Ludwig captures the carefully constructed, sometimes-claustrophobic world Ginny inhabits.... By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, Ginny's quest for a safe home leads her to discover her own strong voice., Kirkus

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