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
This story was a real whirlwind in every sense of the word. I was swept up in the emotion, the sadness, the beauty, the wonder, the honesty. I really, really enjoyed this one.
The One Memory of Flora Banks tells the story of Flora, a seventeen year old who suffers with anterograde amnesia. Flora has vivid memories of her childhood but now her brain resets itself every few hours and she forgets everything. Through a series of notes written to herself, Flora restarts her life every few hours. This ...more
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.
3 out of 5.
Interesting premise but didnt love the writing style.
I did enjoy the ending but was looking for something more from this book.
I'm a sucker for an unreliable narrator, but couple that with a Memento-like premise and I was sold.
I liked Flora well enough. She is in an odd situation and the majority of her actions are based on that. At times it was trying to be in her head because it was so so so repetitive, but it was an effective way to tell the story.
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about parts of the plot. Namely the Drake parts. The ending was definitely interesting, but infuriating at the same time. Partially becau ...more
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I was extremely disappointed with this. A book where the protagonist has memory loss but somehow remembers kissing a boy, which changes her life and makes her doubt everything? Not for me. It was a lot more than cliché.
I ended up skipping most of the middle because I had no interest in it. It had lots of potential, and a satisfactory ending, but I personally didn't feel like the right story was being told. It would have been much better if it had started with the ending!
Agh what do I even feel right now. It is the golden question. Part of me really liked this book for it's interesting representation of amnesia. And I applaud it for writing so deep in an amnesiacs point of view, that the story literally went in circles so many times. BUT THAT SAYING...it is extremely hard to read a book that is doing a tango in a circle. Like A+ for making the reader fully understand Flora's life. But also if I have to read the phrase "I kissed Drake" one more time I WILL LOSE M ...more
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