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Ginny Moon: A Novel

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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. Note from the Publisher: The original printing of this book features a creative distressed-look on the cover design.
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Full title ginny moon
Author ludwig benjamin
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display_description 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 bestselling author of The Rosie Project
See the world differently.
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 Ginny is autistic. And so what's important to her might seem a bit...different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, Michael Jackson, her baby doll, and crafting a secret plan of escape.
After being traumatically taken 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. This is exactly what all foster kids are hoping 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 and about making sense of a world that just doesn't seem to add up. Taking you into the mind of a curious and deeply human character, Benjamin Ludwig's novel affirms that fiction has the power to change the way we see the world.
“Brilliant." —Graeme Simsion
"Illuminating." —Adriana Trigiani
“Remarkable." —Melanie Benjamin
"Surprising." —Eowyn Ivey
“Touching." —Dan Chaon
“Heartwarming." —Rumaan Alam
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subject_facet Adopted children -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Autism -- Fiction, Autism in adolescence -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Families -- Fiction, Large type books, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display Ginny Moon
title_full Ginny Moon, Ginny Moon / Benjamin Ludwig, Ginny Moon / by Benjamin Ludwig, Ginny Moon A Novel
title_short Ginny Moon
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Adopted children, Autism, Autism in adolescence, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Teenage girls