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|
|Number of Pages||:||303 pages|
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The One Memory of Flora Banks Reviews
I had to round this novel up because I think the writing is beautiful and impressive. I can't recall reading a book with such a unique narrator that is more convincing than Flora. Flora suffers from anterograde amnesia and the way the author was able to capture her story, her voice, and her thoughts are amazing. The execution really is top notch.
But--because, of course, there is a but--while I easily connected with the characters and was intrigued and completely taken with Flora, I just didn't ...more
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!
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
The One Memory of Flora Banks is about Flora, a girl with anterograde amnesia, kissing a boy, Drake. But here's the difference: she remembers it.
I know, I know. That premise sounds like a weird romantic drama. It sounds like instalove waiting to happen. It sounds like yet another book about love curing illnesses, because that's totally a thing that happens. And at first, I believed that too. For quite a bit of the book, Flora believed she was falling in love with Drake, and it was incredibly bo ...more
Do you know those games? Where you're supposed to imagine you wake up in a room with several items and you're supposed to figure out where you are, who you are and where you're going based on clues? Well, that is Flora's - who is the main character - life, that's her everyday existence. The idea of it is pretty daunting, and the book does a good job of making you feel like you're in this experience.
However, it takes an awfully long time to go anywhere - partly because of precisely the same thing ...more
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 don't have a written review of this book because I did a sponsored video review and it is against Goodreads policy to post sponsored reviews here. If you want to know my thoughts, you can see my spoiler free video review here: https://youtu.be/4e3GDWNf2dc
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.