May 2017 Indie Next List
“In a novel both heartwarming and heartbreaking, Benjamin Ludwig draws you into Ginny Moon's world and has you holding your breath until the last page. Told from Ginny's perspective, the story gives readers the unique advantage of seeing the world in all its confusion through the eyes and mind of a 13-year-old autistic girl. Taken from an abusive mother when she was nine, Ginny has struggled within the foster care system for several years, finally ending up with her current 'forever family.' Ginny is lovable yet frustrating, and totally unforgettable!”
— Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest, IL
READ THE BOOK CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT“A brilliant debut." --Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project “A triumphant achievement." --Library Journal, starred review “A heartwarming and unforgettable page-turner." --Booklist, starred review “A powerful affirmation of the fragility and strength of families." --Publishers Weekly, starred review See the world differently. Ginny is a recently adopted teenager with autism. She has a new home, new parents, and a new last name. Before Ginny arrived at her new house, she spent years living in danger with her birth-mother. Her world is a much better, safer place now, and everyone tells her that she should feel happy. But Ginny is stifled. Her voice is pushed down. Silenced. Bottled up for too long now. It's ready to burst. Ginny is desperate to get back to where she came from, back to what she left behind. Because something heartbreaking happened there--something that only Ginny knows--and nothing will stop her from going back to make it right. She'll even get herself kidnapped. Ginny Moon is an illuminating look at one girl's journey to find her way home. In this stunning debut, Benjamin Ludwig gives a voice to the voiceless, reminding us that often we only hear those who speak the loudest, and there's much to be learned by opening up our ears and our hearts. Note from the Publisher: The original printing of this book features a creative distressed-look on the cover design.