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Ginny Moon


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How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

Created: 01/16/18

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vickic

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How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?


Posted Jan. 16, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dorothyh

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The author provided insight on Ginny's thought process. Crossing the street in the pedestrian walk way is an equal sign and she referred to the post runaway to meet Gloria and her sister as "after math". I came away with a better understanding of what the autistic person goes through and the care providers deal with daily.


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renem

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Very effective. Even after working with autistic teenagers, I appreciated the authors version of how and why a young girl with autism would think and feel.


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marianned

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

By making Ginny the narrator, whereby the reader saw everything from her perspective, Ludwig ensures his effectiveness in altering our own thought patterns. It took me a chapter or two, but after that, I felt like I was Ginny - almost.


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viquig

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

Ludwig's writing was masterful. As a reader I became immersed in Ginny's way of thinking. This made the novel very powerful.


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SD Reader

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

As someone who frequently interacts with kids with autism, I think we gained a good understanding of how GINNY sees the world. She felt authentic to me - and even reminded me of one specific child in particular - but I don't think we should assume her through process is at all the same as other people with autism. She was limited by other factors than simply autism.


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sylviaann

Join Date: 01/14/18

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

In telling the tale from Ginny’s perspective, I feel the author captures the carefully constructed, sometimes-claustrophobic world Ginny inhabits. Ginny protects herself from a confusing world by going deep into her brain, closing her mouth so no one can see the ideas in her head. While it’s an interesting perspective to inhabit, the staccato rhythm of the sentences can get a little tedious, as Ginny would say.


Posted Jan. 21, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
jenniferj

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

Ludwig was effective and fairly consistent in the voice he created for Ginny. I had difficulty delving in to this story at first because Ginny's narrative felt like "noise" to me. It was aggravating and abrupt and disjointed. That was the point, however. Ginny's reality is brutal and raw with moments of joy and triumph.


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PinkLady

Join Date: 01/22/18

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

Ludwig did an excellent job. It was difficult to listen to Ginny which is what we were supposed to feel. There isn't a natural flow in her brain so there wouldn't be a natural flow in her perceptions. I was very impressed by how much I really felt what was going on in her brain.


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Navy Mom

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

The style was choppy and some perceptions of what was going on were limited. I think this helped the reader understand how Ginny's thought processes worked. She was very literal and lacked normal emotions and when reading the book I real got the feel of that.


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catherynez

Join Date: 01/27/18

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RE: How effective was Ludwig's writing in allowing us to alter our own patterns of cognition and subsequent analysis of reality in order to understand Ginny's perceptions and conclusions?

He did an excellent job portraying Ginny from her perspective. My 11 year old son has autism and is similar to Ginny in some ways. I enjoyed the book. It was interesting to see her perspective. When she would not answer a question because the other person kept asking her multiple questions in a row, I realized that my son may do that too when I get impatient for an answer. Sometimes, he will eventually answer but he takes a lot longer to respond than I often want to wait.


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