Ida

by Alison Evans

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 7 shelved
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Ida

by Alison Evans

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 7 shelved
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.

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2018 Victorian Premier's Awards.
  • ISBN13 9781760404383
  • Publish Date 1 January 2017
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country AU
  • Imprint Echo Publishing
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 176
  • Language English

Reviews

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Sarah Says 4 of 5 stars
A #LoveOzYA book that’s got genderqueer and genderfluid characters, how could I not read this! The plot of the book is fantastic. I loved the whole parallel universe thing and the multiple Ida’s were creepy as hell. I would have loved to learn more about the characters Damaris and Adrastos. I think I could happily read a whole book based on Damaris early experiences delving into parallel universes and time travel. I will be keeping my eyes out for more books by Alison Evans.

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Kelly 4 of 5 stars
★★★☆
Genderfluid, bisexual and transgender characters with a wonderful emphasis on each characters preferred pronouns. Ida is bisexual and biracial, of Vietnamese heritage. Blended with a captivating urban science fiction narrative, it's thought provoking and beautifully diverse. There were too few pages though. A longer narrative would have allowed for further explanation of how Ida's ability progressed and of Damaris and Adrastos' characters.