Ginny Moon

  • by Benjamin Ludwig
  • Narrated by Em Eldridge
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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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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- Crista

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..

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio