The One Memory of Flora Banks
The most unforgettable book of the year! Memento meets Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything in this breathtaking page-turner about a girl with no short-term memory and her remarkable journey, against all odds, to find the one boy able to penetrate her fractured mind.Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks... show more
The most unforgettable book of the year! Memento meets Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything in this breathtaking page-turner about a girl with no short-term memory and her remarkable journey, against all odds, to find the one boy able to penetrate her fractured mind.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 for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. With little more than the words "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway—the land of the midnight sun—determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home. A remarkable and powerful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit—and the mind—against all logic.
Publish date: 2017-05-16
Publisher: Philomel Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Disclosure: I was sent an ARC via Goodreads Giveaways - thanks Goodreads, Emily Barr, Philomel Books/Penguin Teen! So this review is for the uncorrected proof marked May 2017 on the spine.tl; dr: this is a great YA contemporary read with some crossover thriller/mystery potential and very mild romanc...
I would like to thank Penguin Random House UK for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. The One Memory of Flora Banks was a quick and easy read, but it wasn't executed the way I had hoped. The premise was an interesting one, but I feel that the storytelling only scratched the su...