Book Review: Ginny Moon
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Author: Benjamin Ludwig
Summary from Goodreads: Told in an extraordinary and wholly unique voice that will candidly take you into the mind of a curious and deeply human character.
For the first time in her life, Ginny Moon has found her “forever home”—a place where she’ll be safe and protected, with a family that will love and nurture her. It’s exactly the kind of home that all foster kids are hoping for. So why is this 14-year-old so desperate to get kidnapped by her abusive, drug-addict birth mother, Gloria, and return to a grim existence of hiding under the kitchen sink to avoid the authorities and her mother’s violent boyfriends?
While Ginny is pretty much your average teenager—she plays the flute in the school band, has weekly basketball practice and studies Robert Frost poems for English class—she is autistic. And so what’s important to Ginny includes starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, Michael Jackson, bacon-pineapple pizza and, most of all, getting back to Gloria so she can take care of her baby doll.
THE ORIGINAL GINNY MOON is a compulsively readable and touching novel about being an outsider trying to find a place to belong and making sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up.
Personal Review:In this book, we meet Ginny who has gone through the foster care system and is trying to cope with her life around her. Her life is anything but easy and she certainly gets herself into some situations that are not easy to deal with!
I enjoyed this book because of the elements about life that come to light. In many of the passages, you can feel deeply about what is happening and you can tell the characters do too. Despite excitement sometimes, there are complexities of other emotions that need to be considered.
I found the book to be an easy read and I enjoyed the story. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book.
Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the publisher. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.