04-09-2012 08:27 PM
i'm looking for a book i read about 12 years ago. it was a non-fiction book about a young girl named ginny (virginia) who got hit by a car on her walk home from school one day. it is written by her mother and is about her recovery after the accident. she is in a coma for a while, then slowly recovers. here's a list of random details i remember:
1. when she comes home, there is a hole in the carpet that needs fixed so she doesn't trip
2. she has a hard time recalling certain words after the accident
3. set in the usa
i can't think of anymore, but i'll post again if i remember. any help would be very much appreciated! thanks!
04-23-2012 02:53 PM
09-17-2012 09:29 PM
If it's not too late for a reply . . .
I think I remember that book!
I found your question while searching for the book myself . . . I just checked the Library of Congress catalog thinking that the title was "Ginny." From what I found there, and what I'm finding on the Internet, the book is:
"Ginny: A True Story" and is by Mary Carson
I read the book in the early 70s and enjoyed it a lot. Alas, I loaned it to a friend and never got it back.
The book I remember was of a six-year-old girl walking home from school (with her brother, I think) when she was hit by a truck. The book tells of her recovery and how she and her family had to get over one obstacle after another. (I don't remember the hole in the carpet, but that kind of thing was typical of what happened in the book--it was yet another problem that needed to be solved.)
I think the book concludes with an epilogue where the mother says that, in the moments when she's being totally honest with herself, she can admit that Ginny isn't completely as she used to be...that she'd have learning disabilities, or something.
It was a great book!