The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora BanksThe One Memory of Flora Banks
by Emily Barr

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: 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.


I received a galley of this book in exchange of my honest opinion.

My Opinion on the Book:
When i read the description of this book i never thought it would be as lovely and fun as it truly was.
The book is the story about a teenager who suffers from memory loss (she hasn’t been able to make and keep a memory since she was ten), only after a particular event she has a memory she can hold on to.
Going by what was happening in the very first chapters of the book i was expecting a slice of life kind of story. But soon enough the book became so much more and it was absolutely wonderful.
I really enjoyed the way the story was told, how Flora kept writing on herself so she could know what was happening and where she was, the sweet and naive way of thinking she had, how she kept reminding herself little facts about her life, the secondary storyline…
I think the book worked perfectly and it was an adorable reading. Ienjoyed every moment reading it a lot and will remember for a very long time.

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