Once in a while a book grabs you so intensely that you cannot shake it until it is finished, and so I thoroughly enjoyed The Original Ginny Moon over the course of one night.
Ginny is in a safe Forever Home after being removed from her abusive mother as a nine year old, but she is struggling.
Where is her Baby Doll, and why won’t anyone go check on it?
When the adults in her new life don’t listen to her, Ginny takes things into her own hands to get back to her abusive mother Gloria and to rescue her Baby Doll.
Utterly engaging, and told in 1st person from Ginny’s perspective, this book sheds light not only on the struggles of autistic people (particularly in the mistranslations that occur between autistic and neurotypical) but also those of fostered and adopted children. This is a thriller that will stay with you for a very long time.
I think it is going to be huge, so look out for it landing on 30th May in 2017, or preorder it now and then be utterly pleased when it arrives at your door!
Want to know what else I’ve read about autism or features autistic characters? Check out The Essential Autie Book List.
What to read next:
- Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst
- Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
- A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Thank you to HQ Stories & Harper Insider for sharing a review copy with me.