The One Memory of Flora Banks (Paperback)Emily Barr (author)
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Shortisted for the YA Book Prize 2018
I am at the top of a hill, and although I know I have done something terrible I have no idea what it is.
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? The One Memory of Flora Banks is the unforgettable YA novel to take home in 2017.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
'An icily atmospheric story with a captivating hook. A pacy page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch.' - The Guardian
'An extraordinarily moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lies, love and loss that manages to be both heart-breaking and life-affirming . . . This is Barr's first novel for teenagers and it is as brave as Flora herself' - Daily Mail
'Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable . . . One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time.' - Jennifer Niven
'[Barr] has created a likable character in Flora.' - The Times
'Simply superb; both clever and poignant. Flora is enchanting.' - Irish Examiner
'With its original plot and charming protagonist, there is much to like about Emily Barr's young-adult debut. Her [Emily's] page-turning talents are put to good use in Flora's adventure, as the reader accompanies a brave teenager on a journey to discover who she really is. Barr's light touch captures the innocence and integrity of Flora's voice. Readers will surely have difficulty forgetting about Flora, her parents and their predicament.' - Irish Times
'An absorbing, original and definitely memorable book.' - Sunday Express
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“Much more sophisticated than it appears; captivating!”
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“Utterly compelling and wonderful story of one of the most lovable teenagers in fiction”
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