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
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews Floored

  • Zoë
    I can’t get myself to give it a 4/5, so it’s more like a 3.75/5!
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    This was so good!!! :')
  • Emer
    Published today!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. ...
  • 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....
  • Marie Andrews
    * 2.5 stars *Floored follows the story of 6 individuals who get stuck in a lift and witness an event that brings them to meet up every year on the anniversary. This book had an interesting premise and is told over 5 years, meaning we get to see how their friendships and personal lives develop over time. As some other reviews have said, I did think that perhaps 6 different perspectives became a bit too much at times and I often confused some of th...
  • Fiona M
    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. I really liked how it...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Review to come.While you wait, see what I did for the Blog Tour Here.
  • Marjo
    i've spent the last hour or so, gathering my thoughts on what i thought of this book, because i didnt really think anything of it. it wasn't absolutely terrible, but it wasn't amazing either. it was just okay.floored is a collab between two authors who i've read and loved, and a few others who i'd heard wonderful things about, and the premise sounded epic, so needless to say i was very excited about this. but what could have been a beautiful book...
  • Mel
    This book has an air of mystery surrounding it. The blurb tells us that there are 6 point of view characters who get into an elevator one day, and a 7th mystery character who will reunite these characters on the same day for years to come. And as an added mystery, each character is written by a different YA author, and we aren't told who wrote what.That's honestly enough to interest me to this book. I actually recently realized I do really enjoy ...
  • Rachel
    Floored was easily one of my most anticipated books of the year, and has been included on must-read lists of YA bloggers and readers up and down the country. It is a touching story of friendship against all odds, told with love and warmth. It has a familiarity about it, such that by the time you reach the end you feel like you are saying goodbye to friends. However, it does have its ups and downs. It deals with a lot of subjects incredibly, inclu...
  • Ellesha
    I don’t usually go for character driven stories and I have to be honest and say that the only reason I actually read this book is because Holly Bourne and Lisa Williamson wrote parts of it. However, I am extremely glad that I did, because thus book is so unique and different and what I love about it most is how diverse the characters are. They all have their own quirks and back story and are all so different. It tells a story of 6 people who me...
  • Bella (Cheezyfeet Books)
    3.5 stars I think! I did enjoy it but it didn’t blow me away. I think my reading tastes are changing tho because I know a year ago I’d have loved this! I liked the format and the different authors but it was a little disjointed sometimes - things happened between the yearly meet ups that I’d have liked to have seen developed. Overall it was good tho, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about the writing process and more from the autho...
  • Katrina Southern
    This book was probably one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Because it brings together a few of my favourite YA authors into one big project, and I have a real weakness for books that include multiple POVs to read. I just find them more interesting. I have to say I enjoyed reading this too, it was an interesting experience trying to guess who wrote which character and also following my own emotional turmoil about which characters I did a...
  • Hannah
    DNF I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Well this was an unpleasant surprise. I thought I'd love this one, it features 2 authors I already love and the other 5 are all on my tbr so I was really excited to get to Floored. Unfortunately, I knew I didn't like it very early on, the only character I actually liked was Velvet- everyone else was immediately self centred and facetious. I had no desire to carry on readin...
  • Kayla
    I think that the story was interesting. The book was just not long enough for me, it felt like a lot of plot and character development in a short space of time and pages and I just wanted more out of it.
  • Trisha
    Engaging characters, interesting format and style and seamless integration of the multiple authors.
  • Holly Sparks
    What a book! I adored this from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend this book more. Every character was filled with life and the story was so cute. A perfect summer read.
  • Megan (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.When the six of them got into the elevator they were strangers: Sasha is trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo who knows he is the best looking guy there; Velvet who knows that look she gets when her name doesn’t match how she looks; Dawson who used to be a star but isn’t deemed ‘good looking’ enough anymore; Kaitlyn who is losing her sight but won’t admit i...
  • 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.
  • Angharad (Two Book Thieves)
    At the heart of this novel, you'll find the story of friendship and in all its varying forms - friendship between complete opposites, friendships between people who understand what the other is going through and also friendships that have faded over the years. However, in this case, it's the friendship between a group of six people, tied together by a seventh. The story follows the same format as The Breakfast Club in which a bunch of misfits are...
  • 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...
  • Katy Noyes
    'Poles apart' teens brought together by shared tragedy.4.5 stars. A group of teenagers, all converging on a famous TV production studio on the same day, enter a lift together and circumstances instantly give them something in common. A group of Breakfast Club disparates - one rich and entitled, one losing her sight, one desperate to keep her father's approval, one former child star, one TV producer-wannabee, one girl who can't escape her looks - ...
  • Kirsty Stanley
    Back in 1994 Sandra Bullock’s character Annie in Speed told us that “relationships that start under intense circumstances, never last.” That film starts in a lift and so does the action in Floored, and it seems from the book’s dedication that so did the inspiration for this story. Clearly Annie is a master of reverse psychology because it seems intense circumstances can bring people together and indeed here it creates a story that I’ll ...
  • Milly Paris
    Holy crap, I loved this book. Just pure and utter love. When I first started it, I found myself rolling my eyes at the characters being kind of annoying, one dimensional teenagers. But then they grew, and the book grew. And they felt so real. I was honestly so, so blown away by this book. The character development and their flaws are just wonderful and real and I can't sing enough praises for it. I also appreciated how diverse the characters are,...
  • Ailsa
    This is such an interesting and innovative book!I was automatically sold by the authors - they are some big names in British YA and I was interested to see what would happen when they got together to produce a collaborative work.The book itself follows a group of teenagers as they meet by chance in a lift and witness something horrible. The difficulty with having such a large cast is I found myself getting them mixed up - there were some characte...
  • Natalie
    DNF @ 12%I have to say it: this book is floored (like, flawed? Geddit? I'll stop. Maybe I should have written that the other way round. Or not at all) This book is just all over the place. There's too many POV's, which all sound quite similar, and are rather short so you don't exactly bond with them enough to care.You're in the scene at the TV station, then you're out, then in again, and taken out. It's just messy and I'm basically reading the sa...