Ginny Moon
by Benjamin Ludwig
Praise For This Book: — A Summer 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Book — A May 2017 Indie Next Pick — A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick

“Ginny Moon is a brilliant debut. In asking us to identify with a developmentally delayed, autistic teenage girl and her peculiar obsession, Ben Ludwig set himself an Olympic degree of difficulty, but he succeeds with the extraordinary Ginny Moon. I was unable to put the book down as I willed her to overcome the obstacles within and around her. Ben Ludwig is a fine observer of human dynamics, and his sometimes dark sense of humor means that the emotional journey, challenging as it is, never becomes wearing. I was mightily impressed—this novel has all the elements for critical and popular success!” —Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

“Benjamin Ludwig gives us a remarkable heroine in Ginny Moon. Writing poignantly and yet starkly believably from an autistic girl’s point of view, he allows us to see the world in all its glorious mess, full of people trying to do their best and often failing, but heroically so.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times Best Selling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

“There is no guessing where Ginny Moon is going to take us in this page-turning, surprising, funny, heartbreaking, at times disturbing, and ultimately morally complex story. In Ginny’s logical yet perplexing mind, it makes sense to try to get kidnapped by her dangerous birth mother. But something much larger is at stake, and we are left with the question – is love unconditional? What makes a good parent? A moving and thought-provoking debut.” —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snowchild

“Benjamin Ludwig’s novel is a genuine and touching debut; Ginny Moon is a wonderful and memorable heroine.” —Dan Chaon, author of Stay Awake and Await Your Reply

“Fresh, funny, heartbreaking and real, you will love this novel. Sometimes an author comes along who captures the moment in its complexity and fierce detail, illuminating the world in a way that changes readers’ perceptions and opens our hearts to understanding. Ginny Moon brings you inside the experience of autism, revealing the experience of it, not only what it must be like from the outside, but how it must feel from within. Benjamin Ludwig paints in every color with ferocity and ultimately, joy. I was galvanized by this read. You will be too. This is a book to savor and share with everyone you know. I did and I will.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife

“A heartwarming but refreshingly honest story about the making of an American family, told by a character who is, indeed, original—and impossible not to love.” —Rumann Alam, author of Rich and Pretty

“Ginny Moon had me wrapped around her little finger from the first page, and I’d have stayed under her spell for a book twice as long; it made me late for many appointments, and I was never sorry. This is a thrilling, often hilarious story, as heart-pounding as it is big-hearted.” —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Hundred-Year House and Music for Wartime

“If I could ask Ginny Moon one question—and she only does allow one question at a time—it would be what does it feel like to be the heroine of a compulsively readable novel? Benjamin Ludwig does such a wonderful job of conjuring Ginny onto the page and of making us turn those pages at breathless speed. Ginny Moon is a sparkling debut.” —Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

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