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"Ginny Moon" by Benjamin Ludwig

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

TITLE: Ginny Moon


ISBN: 9781410498205

PAGES: 503

This book has a lot of heart. It's a familiar story, but told with enough empathy and suspense to still make it feel fresh and heartbreaking.

Ginny is a 14 year old with autism who is living in foster care after being taken from her mother who was a drug addict. Details of the abuse Ginny suffered unfold throughout the novel. The high tension between Ginny and her new adoptive parents - particularly as they welcome a new baby - are revelatory. This, along with Ginny's strong desire to reconnect with her mother make this story very compelling and a quick read.

It is clear that the author wrote this novel with great care. Ginny is insightful, a clear unreliable narrator, and such a complex character. I think this was one of my favorite reads of the year. Very well done.

Recommendation: Read it!!!

Audience: This is not marketed to Teens, and I'm not sure why. I think a lot of teens would like this book.

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