Ida by Alison Evans
Ida has this kind of magical power. She can think back to a point in time and be there, reliving moments to make a different choice, perhaps to avoid an accident or an uncomfortable situation. But when she finds herself in different realities where her partner, Daisy, doesn’t recognise her, or her father is behaving strangely, or she’s seeing a ghostly version of herself… then she starts to really wonder what’s going on.
I loved this book, and part of it was figuring out what was happening. It was confusing to have these jumps and not know why, to have new characters appear being mysterious, to things not being at all as they should be. Bit that good confusing, where you want to read on and find out what it all means.
Ida won the People’s Choice Awards at the Victorian Premier’s Awards 2018.