HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF?I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can't remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.Then she kisses someone she shouldn't, and the next day she remembers it. It's the first time she's remembered anything since she was ten. But the boy is gone. She thinks he's moved to the Arctic. Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust?...
|Title||:||The One Memory of Flora Banks|
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The One Memory of Flora Banks Reviews
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Unfortunately, there was little I liked about this book. First (and mostly) being the cover. And second - I guess the ending was okay.
This book is about Flora, who suffers from amnesia. One day she kisses her best friend's boyfriend and she remembers. Obviously remembering something is a big deal to her and soon after she goes on an adventure to find this boy again, who has moved to the Arctic.
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: You know how in the shower, when you're all into ...more
Unexpected delight worthy of 100 golden stars!
Flora has anterograde amnesia and she rocks! She does stupid stuff, I concede, but HOW she does it! Gosh! The wisdom that shines along is unsurpassable.
!Beware of spoilers!
DD 23/02/2018. A beautiful fantasy of a book! The premise is stupid-ish, of course. Still, no one said we can't switch on our fantasies every once in a while and think of the world as some miracle in the making. And because it's SO invoking, it basically grabs you and doesn't all ...more
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)]
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 definitely piqued my interest.
I had a lot of prob ...more
Oh, god, I don't know where to start with this book. I went into this blindly, only knowing the bare details. It was so much better than I expected it to be.
Flora is such a sweetheart. She suffers from short term memory loss, and has done since she was 10 years old. She is now 17, but she often has to remind herself that she isn't 10 anymore, that she's grown up now. She cannot remember the things that happen after she was 10. She can remember her mam, dad and brother, Jacob, and her best frien ...more
Initial reaction: I need to think on this one a while, because while the ending of this came to a close much better than I originally thought for the direction it intended to go, I found myself liking some parts of this book and disliking most of it for the way it was presented and dealt with certain things in the progression. Trying to decide a rating between 2 and 3 stars, but still undecided.
I read this book over a week ago and I'm still having a hard time figuring what my end tho ...more
I guess this is a coming of age + story, with interesting themes of independence and guilt. The writing style was interesting and the repetition was a good demonstration of the confusion and piecing together of information experienced by flora.
At just offer 300 pages it was a quick and easy read.