The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible ...

Details The One Memory of Flora Banks

TitleThe One Memory of Flora Banks
Release DateJan 12th, 2017
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews The One Memory of Flora Banks

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Agh what do I even feel right now. It is the golden question. Part of me really liked this book for it's interesting representation of amnesia. And I applaud it for writing so deep in an amnesiacs point of view, that the story literally went in circles so many times. BUT THAT is extremely hard to read a book that is doing a tango in a circle. Like A+ for making the reader fully understand Flora's life. But also if I have to read the p...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Unfortunately didn't really care for this one at all
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    3.5 stars.I don't have a written review of this book because I did a sponsored video review and it is against Goodreads policy to post sponsored reviews here. If you want to know my thoughts, you can see my spoiler free video review here:
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Flora Banks is one of the most unique characters I've come across this year! I loved how the writing style reflected her memory loss by always summing up what had happened in the previous chapters, I loved how I always felt like I could never really trust what was going on, and I loved reading about Flora's adventure and all her discoveries about the past, her family and herself. I'm going to try and explain the reading experience with an analogy...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    3 out of 5.Interesting premise but didnt love the writing style. I did enjoy the ending but was looking for something more from this book.Overall ok.
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Review to come!
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    I would like to thank NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Penguin Young Readers Group for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest reviewWow this has been a very strong and difficult journey, it wasn't at all what I expected, but I still end up enjoying it a lot, a roller coaster of emotions!5/5 StarsYou can find this one and more of my reviews in mi blog A Book. A Thought.Flora is our main character she's a 17 year old girl who after a trag...
  • Erin
    Who am I?Where am I? What Just Happened? If you are asking these questions either you are Flora Banks or you just got finished reading The One Memory of Flora Banks. I have no fucking idea how I'm suppose to describe this book. I can't really tell you anything because I don't won't to spoil it. I almost didn't even read this book because I thought it was going to be one of those books where love cures our protagonist of her very serious illness. ...
  • RavenclawReadingRoom
    Trigger warnings: death of a sibling, child abuse??? (view spoiler)[Flora's mother tells her she's on medication for her brain condition, but it's really tranquilisers to keep her passive (hide spoiler)]Oof. I was pretty intrigued by this book when I heard about it at an event late last year. I mean...teenage girl with amnesia who hasn't made a new memory in 7 years suddenly has a new memory after kissing her best friend's boyfriend? It definitel...
  • Kelly
    This story was a real whirlwind in every sense of the word. I was swept up in the emotion, the sadness, the beauty, the wonder, the honesty. I really, really enjoyed this one.The One Memory of Flora Banks tells the story of Flora, a seventeen year old who suffers with anterograde amnesia. Flora has vivid memories of her childhood but now her brain resets itself every few hours and she forgets everything. Through a series of notes written to herse...