THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by: Emily Barr

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by: Emily Barr

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by: Emily BarrTHE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr
Genres: Young Adult
Format: ARC
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Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. She lives under the careful watch of her parents, in a town she is familiar with, among people who are equally familiar with her story. She has not been able to recall any part of her past since she was ten, when the tumor that was removed from her 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 singular memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake and their shared kiss are 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 in reclaiming her life.

With little more than the tattoo "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is, how old, where she lives, and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to the land of the midnight sun--Svalbard, Norway. There she is determined to find Drake, and to explore the romantic possibilities and hopeful future that their reunion promises her. 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.

Rich with psychological twists, powerful moments of hope, despair, and confusion, and a landscape very much a character unto itself, FLORA BANKS is an emotionally compelling and immersive read that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the depths of the human heart, and the power of the human mind.
 
 
The One Memory of Flora Banks was one emotional roller coaster ride! A true suspense story. An amazingly complex psychological thriller sure to please YA and adult readers alike. Unique in many ways, Flora’s journey of self-discovery is realistic, romantic and riveting.
Pick this one up this summer!
Emily Barr (www.emilybarr.combegan her career as a journalist at the Guardian before realizing that she was drawn more toward books. After taking a year to go backpacking for a column assignment, she returned home with the idea for her first book, the New York Times bestseller Backpack, and never looked back. She has since written 11 additional books for adults. The One Memory of Flora Banks is her young adult debut. Emily lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children. You can follow her on Twitter @emily_barr.

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Comments

  1. Kristy Petree says:

    This books sounds amazing and very intriguing. I like amnesia and memory loss stories, and this has such a unique setting! Thanks for hosting.

  2. danielle hammelef says:

    I love the idea of this book. I can’t imagine not having memories and being able to retain information about what happened in my life. This will make it fun to read and get to know these characters.

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