Floored by Sara Barnard


The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn't that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he's the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velve...

Details Floored

Release DateJul 12th, 2018
PublisherMacmillan Children's Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult

Reviews Floored

  • Zoë
    I can’t get myself to give it a 4/5, so it’s more like a 3.75/5!
  • Emer
    This is a collaborative UK Young Adult novel written by seven authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood. The story starts with six teenagers, strangers to each other who are from all different walks of life, that each get into the one lift (elevator) in a TV broadcasting house and then share an experience that connects them all to each other for years to come. I really enjoyed...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Overall, I did enjoy reading this, it was a nice, quick read. However, I feel like we didn't get enough time to get to know each of the characters enough. Like we'd start to get to know one of them, and then it'd be on to another characters chapter. Which is a shame, because they were such great characters with so much to giveThe story was really interesting, and seeing how all of the characters dealt with their lives and problems, and how this u...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    2.75* Floored was an enjoyable read with an interesting premise and an undoubtedly intriguing structure, with its six different authors writing six different characters. However, I’m not entirely sure how much I enjoyed it overall. I liked most of the characters and the plot was interesting but because there were so many characters, with so little time to get to know them, I don’t feel as though they had as much depth as they could have done....
  • Fiona M
    More like a 3.5 stars.I found this book very hard to start with there being so many different POVs. I normally love a book with multi POV but there were times in this in the first 100 pages where I got very confused as to who was who doing what. I think becuase I read the first 100 pages in a few chunks and this is the kind of book you need to fully submerge yourself in to really enjoy it. Once I got to halfway I really started enjoying the book....
  • Rachel
    Currently reading the sampler and it's SO GOOD, I can't wait for the full novel next year.
  • Trisha
    Engaging characters, interesting format and style and seamless integration of the multiple authors.
  • Emma
    Clever, moving and addictive. Couldn’t put this down and read it in two sittings in spite of the nagging urge to sleep and the housework in dire need of some attention. Think One Day for YA and you are pretty much there, I would argue that the characters are more relatable in Floored. Loved it, and impressed over a reasonably seamless flow given the amount of authors that contributed.
  • Dani St-Onge (Literary Lion)
    For more book reviews and book content: http://literarylion.ca/This book does so much right. The premise is clever and executed perfectly. The story takes place over several years after our six protagonists first meet, and we get to peek into their lives for about a day of each of the following years. We get to see them go from teens to adults. We see them become better people, follow their dreams, make hard decisions and just grow.Despite how li...
  • Annalise
    Disclaimer: eBook copy received from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I think the description ‘Breakfast Club meets One Day’ describes this novel perfectly!Floored is a collaborative novel written by seven of my favourite UK Young Adult authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood. They are the reigning queens of UKYA, and I was so excited when I heard...
  • Megan (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I've been looking forward to Floored for a while. It really intrigued me to read a book with SEVEN different authors and I was really wondering whether they could really pull it off and yeah, they managed it pretty damn well. When I first started Floored I wasn't gripped. I wasn't keen on how Dawson's storyline started - the child actor who lost his acting career...
  • Grace
    When I first started this book (after getting the proof in the post and squealing SO LOUDLY) I worried I'd have trouble keeping up with 6 characters, and 6 different writing styles, but it really was *so* easy and *so* readable. I came to love every one of the Lift Six, and care about their stories. (Full review to come on almostamazinggrace.co.uk)
  • Karen Barber
    Very distinctive voices as each of these writers (amazing in their own way) takes on a persona and brings us a rather unusual tale.Seven very different teenagers find themselves together in a lift. Something extraordinary happens that day that binds them together in a way that you wouldn’t imagine.Over the years we see them meet up annually, and we watch their developing friendships.Unusually, this got me more at the end as we realise just how ...
  • Elliott
    Floored is a collaborate novel between NAMES. I was really looking forward to this novel but was sadly disappointed.Although the book is written by different authors, everyone sounds the same. Everyone is very flat, with only two or three defining characteristics, and everyone is friends in the end in a twee kind of way. Coupled with the gaps between each year’s anniversary, characters fall in and out of relationships, and then expect the reade...
  • Aoife
    It always seems to happen that the books everyone is crazy about, I find fine but not amazing, and the books I stumble across on my own I find brilliant. This is a book everyone is crazy about. It's perfectly fine; a chance friendship that grows and deepens, becoming more important than any of the members could have imagined when it all began. But I found it just fine, not amazingly brilliant.All the events take place on the same day each year, w...
  • Siobhan
    Floored is the story of six people who meet by chance in a lift at a TV centre, and a seventh person who changes their lives by being there. Dawson, Kaitlyn, Velvet, Sasha, Joe, and Hugo have their lives changed by a traumatic experience they all go through, one which causes them to meet every year. Through friendships, relationships, and a Whatsapp group, the six of them change and grow over the following six years, showing that coincidence can ...
  • Nikki
    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I had a sampler for this and really liked the concept. And the way it’s written is different and fun. I really enjoyed the catching up year by year.However having a largish main cast and large gaps in the narrative means we don’t get to spend a lot of time getting to know them. This is actually handled very well by the authors, but I just couldn’t quite...
  • Chrys
    A really interesting concept, I liked the fact that different authors wrote the different characters - it really helped highlight their personalities. The only annoying bit was the third party narration in places, not sure if I missed the relevance.The plot was quite simple but had a good message about friendship - I think it fell slightly short, there was so much unrealised potential.
  • Sabrina
    After looking forward to this for almost a year, I found it a bit disappointing. It was quite hard to get into with the way it jumps a year each time. I did like the characters though I got them mixed up at first. I liked how they interacted with each other and the various relatonships that grew between them.
  • Cheryl
    I loved this book, told from the perspectives of six very different people who meet when they are 16 and following them for five years, meeting up on the anniversary of the day they first met. I would definitely recommend it.
  • Amy Rush Da Silva
    Full review coming closer to release.All I am going to say for now is...WOW! You are in for such a treat on 12th July. I am utterly speechless..
  • Jen
    When's the sequel out? This book, THIS BOOK 😍😍😍. Full of friendship, love, compassion and so much heart, I wish I could keep reading more.
  • Steph
    Why is more than 5 stars not a thing? This book has everything an outstanding contemporary YA should have in it - friendships. I just don’t have the words right now. Brb, crying a lot.
  • Georgia
    I’ve been excited to read Floored since I got a sampler of it at Young Adult Lit Con last year, so when I got approved for it on NetGalley I was over the moon.Initially, I loved reading Floored. I was so invested in the plot aswell as the characters backgrounds. I stayed up late and woke up early to read it, it had me gripped. I’m always a sucker for unlikely friendship and the fact friendship was formed from a loss was something I thought wa...
  • Janet Brown
    With a tagline of "The Breakfast Club meets One Day", and a roster of YA authors including two particular favourites of mine - Non Pratt and Holly Bourne - I was keen to get my hands on Floored. And it largely delivered on its promise. The multiple narratives following seven teenagers were confusing at first, as each writer established their voice (some more successfully than others). But it's worth persevering: not long after wondering if I shou...