Ginny Moon has an unusual view of the world, and an even more unusual plan for getting her world "in order". She's a teenage foster child who's found a nurturing home. But Ginny is autistic and has very definite ideas of what constitutes "right" in her universe. Be immersed in this wholly original character and see the world through her eyes. Will Ginny ever be comfortable in her place? Benjamin Ludwig shares his debut novel with us on Friday, May 5, at 7 pm.
A debut deserves a party - refreshments will be served!
“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 bestselling author of The Rosie Project.
Samantha, our music expert, says, "Ginny, a 14 year old autistic girl, removed from her birth mother's home, has been in and out of foster care. Her days are consumed with navigating around the communication land mines lurking in every aspect of life in a so-called "normal" world. Benjamin Ludwig, himself the adoptive father of an autistic teenager, calls upon his empathy as a parent and his ability to write with clarity and wit to create a totally believable and engaging voice for Ginny. By allowing us to experience the story from her perspective, Ludwig gives us not just a great novel but an education into the complexity of autism. Beyond this, this story highlighted for me a broader point: We adults must be aware of our responsibility to all children - to really listen."