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 Es/>Ginny ...more
I think this also answers your question of her character being well rounded. She's not. Even she knows that (-ginny). But it's not because She's autistic, it's because of the abuse she suffered through.(less)
It could be considered a good crossover book for older teens who want to read adult books. I wouldn't give it to teens who aren't…moreShort answer: maybe.
It could be considered a good crossover book for older teens who want to read adult books. I wouldn't give it to teens who aren't ready for an emotionally hard hitting story.
I would put Ginny Moon in the same boat as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It is about an autistic teen girl who is trying to work through childhood trauma, and is really struggling. It explores themes of abuse and neglect.
Bottom line: it depends on the teen. (less)
We often hear children who have a disability of some kind, be it physical or mental or emotional, referred to as special. Fourteen year old Ginny Moon is indeed special but not because she's autistic. Ginny Moon is more special than I can describe. She's a heroine, a brave young girl who survives the unimaginable until she was nine years old, when she is taken from her mother. Social Services tries to find Ginny a "Forever" home with a "Forever" Mom and Dad. When the story b ...more
Ginny Moon is an extremely special fourteen year-old girl. She is brave, kind and incredibly smart. Now, Ginny thinks she finally has a chance at happiness. She has found her “forever home” with her “forever mom” and her “forever dad”: Brian and Maura Moon. Ginny is autistic and until she was 9 years old she lived with her mother Gloria, whose home she was removed from. Gloria abused her, both physically and mentally. Yet every second of every day Ginny wants to go back there ...more
Oh my gosh -- Ginny Moon, is a "smart cookie"....and if you don't believe me...
ask Ginny Moon yourself!!
Thanks to the many people who read it before me - your wonderful reviews and recommendations.
Thanks to the Saratoga library for the 'same day' ebook Kindle delivery... from the moment I requested it.
Note: it's interesting, once again, that books fi ...more
I fell in love with the main character, Ginny Moon! Ginny is a thirteen-year-old girl who has autism. The author, Benjamin Ludwig, does a fantastic job with Ginny’s character and narrative. We get an inside glimpse of Ginny’s life, routine and thoughts. It was very interesting to be inside her head and I commend Ludwig on his delivery of her characters’ vi ...more
This book truly took special hold of me. You know the kind of book that makes you forget everything you "must" do. The kind of book that when you finally look up from reading you realize hours have passed by and you didn't even realize it. The kind of book you just can't stop reading because you don't want to leave the characters behind. That's the kind of book Ginny Moon was for me. Ginny swept into my heart from the very first pages and persistently tugged at my heart ...more
You have captured my heart......."not approximately, but exactly."
Ginny, a fourteen year old autistic girl, has covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. After suffering emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her drug-dependent mother, Ginny has been placed in multiple foster homes by Social Services. The fit just never seems to be there. But, as you will come to know, the remnants of this trauma will slowly tighten day after day. Ginny exhib ...more
I don't pretend to be an expert, though I do know a few children with autism. This sounded and felt so authentic, Ginny's voice so spec ...more
I want to start by saying Ginny Moon is absolutely fantastic!
I also want to applaud Benjamin Ludwig for he's creative, inspiring, beautiful and honest writing.
I want to also mention that I have worked with children with Autism so for me this book was very special and much needed. I am so glad Ginny Moon had been written and it swells my heart.
Benjamin creates the inner mo ...more
This is one of those rare novels that everyone should read, no matter which way your tastes in books may run.
I realize the author has some experience dealing with special needs children, which gives him a great deal of personal insight. However, climbing inside the mind of an autistic fourteen year old girl and giving her a voice that is so realistic, is quite a feat.
Ginny will touch your heart in so many ways. She will break ...more
SMOL LIST OF REASONS WHY I DIDN'T ENJOY IT:
• When Ginny's adopted parents have their own baby, the mother just goes...like I don't even know??? She goes/>SMOL ...more
Most of this book takes place when Ginny is 14 yrs old, and even though there was a lot of sadness in her past, you will find yourself laughing out loud, often, at her thoughts and the things that she does!!
Poignant. Unique. Unforgettable. Heartbreaking. Heart-mending. Inspired. Lovely.
I was captivated by Ginny Moon’s delightful character, her inner dialogue, her view of her world, her abilities despite her disability. She charmed me right into her world.
Ginny Moon wasn’t always Ginny Moon, but she’s been with her newest set of Forever Parents living in the Blue House for a while. It isn’t her first Forever family, but the last two didn’t, ...more
This was my first non-mystery audio book and I was concerned about whether it would engage me. No worries. The narrator, Em Eldridge, did a superb job of channeling Ginny’s voice. And I was amazed at how quickly Ludwig managed to define Ginny’s perception of the world, so that I understood the black and white rules she used to navigate her surroundings. You see, Ginny is autistic. She’s fourteen and after being taken away from her mom, is on her fourth forever family. She doesn’t open her mouth ...more
You’d like to give Ginny Moon a hug, except she’d probably ”recoil”, as she is fond of saying. Ginny is an adopted, autistic 14-year-old who tells the story in her own words, which are unusual, to say the least.
She was taken from her abusive, drug addict mother and fostered out. Then she had a Forever Home, where she would live forever. But, for one reason and another, it didn’t work out. She did some pretty dreadful things, but to be fair, she was provoked. So she was moved, more than once. Hence, ...more
Take that a step further, into the world of an autistic young teenager, where keeping silent and/or not saying what she thought or learning how to self-advocate (as the term is used in this book) and the problems and friction multiply.
Ginny’s story is told in her own voice so we do get to understand – and empathize with – more thoughts and feeling ...more
Wrong Reader, Party of One??? Yep, that’s me! I put Ginny Moon on hold at the library because every single one of my friends who read it gave it at least 4 Stars. Now that school has started I’m assigned the task of finding stories my book-hating (I know, the hospital obviously gave me the wrong baby, but he’s grown on us over the years) kid might actually want to read without me tying him down and forcing him. One thing I know f ...more
Most people probably don't understand how an autistic person thinks or what goes through her mind. In this fictional story about an autistic girl named Ginny Moon, the author - who adopted an autistic teenager - seems to unravel the mystery a little bit.
The story: When Ginny LeBlanc was 9-years-old the police tore her away from her drug-addicted, abusive birth mother, named Gloria. The autistic girl - who was neglected, bruised, undernourished, and seriously injured - didn't ...more
Ginny Moon is a 14-year old autistic girl who is living at her third "forever" home after being removed from her neglectful birth mother (note: there is some insinuation of other abuse). The story is la ...more
I usually have a problem with quirky fiction, and I think there's a special circle of hell reserved for authors who use precocious child narrators as a crutch. So I approached this title with great trepidation, but as I got a few pages into it, I was thrilled to see that there was more here than just a socially awkward teen saying blunt truths. There's real depth here, an unblinking look at the challenges of adopting, the way a dis ...more
***A must read***
*** Puts you right there in the mind of an autistic person***
Essential if you are a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, a psychologist, a doctor, nurse or anyone who comes into contact with a child or an adult who is autistic. Someday, if not already, we will all have an autistic child within our sphere of influence.
Ginny Moon is a revelation and gives such ...more
Ginny has had a tough life, being raised and abused by her addict mother and her boyfriends. At age nine she was taken away from Gloria and put into foster homes. But Ginny kept running away.
Now, she's with the Moon's, who've adopted her. They are kind and especially her forever father, Brian, tries his best to understand Ginny, who sometimes behaves strangely.
As it's common with many aut ...more
"I am still stuck at the wrong side of forever in the aftermath and I'm still negative Ginny."
YOU GUYS SHOULD FUCKING READ THIS BOOK ALREADY.
There. I said it. Ginny Moon is a book that needs to be read by everyone. I'm puzzled how this book is not getting the attention and hype that it deserves because this book is amazing. I fucking fell in love with this from start to end.
This book broke my fucking heart. I just cannot deal with the fact that a kid would go through so much trauma and deal with its aftermath for years. I jus/>This ...more