The Importance of #LoveOzYA

HELLO EVERYONE. I’m very, very excited at the moment because I have SO MANY EXCITING THINGS TO SHARE. As you might know, I co-host a book club that’s based in Melbourne called The YA Room and we’re celebrating all things #LoveOzYA this month. We have a #LoveOzYA Bingo Challenge, we’re posting on our blog and various social media channels every day, and we’re also hosting a picnic. There’s so much going on this month!

We wanted to celebrate everything #LoveOzYA this month over at The YA Room because it only seemed fair to spread love for the community that made us who we are today. We wouldn’t exist without the amazing, supportive #LoveOzYA community. Alex and I would’t have even met if it weren’t for the book launches we both attended last year, and this book club would probably just consist of me and my cat if we didn’t have such a vibrant bookish community in Melbourne. So we want to celebrate that.

If you’re not following us on all our platforms, please do so! We don’t want you to miss out on all this goodness. And check out this post for more information about the bingo challenge!

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Ida – book review

ida

How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? 

Ida struggles more than other young people 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.

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