As you might imagine, I have read a number of page turners in my time. But I can honestly say that I have never been this breathless as I read and walked in the steps of this delightful, yet damaged 14-year-old autistic girl. Ginny Moon is finally living with her “forever parents” after spending most of her life either with her abusive mother or bouncing around the foster care system. She is a handful for her new family, but they understand her special needs and have adopted her and love her.
Ginny has a substantial support system both professionally and at school, which monitors her every move. The problem is that Ginny cannot get past abandoning her “baby doll” and there is a huge miscommunication about the importance and meaning of this issue. The resulting race against time and Ginny’s ability to circumvent those who love her will leave you breathless too.
Not only is this a compulsive read, but it is also a rare insight into the thought process of an autistic child and this is priceless. Ludwig drew from his own experiences as an adoptive father to an autistic teenager. We thank him for sharing his love and his experience.— Terry Gilman
“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