How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want?
Ida struggles more than other twentysomethings to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths.
One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she’s considered.
How can she know, anyway, whether one universe is ultimately better than another? And what if the continual shifting causes her to lose what is most important to her, just as she’s discovering what that is, and she can never find her way back?
Ida is an intelligent, diverse and entertaining novel that explores love, loss and longing, and speaks to the condition of an array of overwhelming, and often illusory, choices.
As I am a shadow judge for the Inky Awards, I thought I’d better start posting about the books from the Inkys that I’ve already read. The first book I read from the Gold Inky Award longlist was Ida by Alison Evans – so I’m doing a feminist review on...Read more
Ida by Alison Evans - a short feminist review - what exactly is intersectional feminism?Read more
Every year we select a small group of teens to help us whittle down our Inky Awards longlist to a final shortlist. Once selected, this shortlist will be voted on by teens from around Australia to select our Gold and Silver Inky Awarded titles. This year we have a record nine judges...Read more