The One Memory of Flora Banks
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.

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  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 27, 2017

    Cait (Paper Fury)

    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......

  • Kelly
    Jan 27, 2017


    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 amnes...

  • Alessandra Crivelli
    Jan 27, 2017

    Alessandra Crivelli

    FULL REVIEW IS FINALLY HEREThe review is spoiler free, so no worries :)I received this book as an e-arc on the day of its released. GOD, I LOVED THIS BOOK.I have a bunch of things to say about this so I'm gonna write a full review as soon as possible but this book needs to be read. I r...

  • Marieke
    Jan 27, 2017


    Thanks to the publisher/NetGalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review!The storyline of this book is okay, but it reminded me to much of Everything, Everything. Both books are about a really ill girl and how she is dealing wirh her illness.I loved the caracters...

  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Jan 27, 2017

    Yvonne (It's All About Books)

    Finished reading: January 14th 2017 “I am really here. Yet I know I am not. I am inside something that must be buried in my head. I am layers deep in my own brain.” *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Penguin in exchange for an honest rev...

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    Jan 27, 2017

    Claire (Book Blog Bird)

    3.5 starsThe One Memory of Flora Banks is about a seventeen year old girl who has no short-term memory. She lives in Penzance with her parents, who take *very* good care of her and drifts through life not remembering anything before she was ten. That is until she kisses a boy on a beac...

  • Jess
    Jan 27, 2017


    Review also over at Beaucoupbooks"I look at my hand: I am Flora. I must be brave."Flora Banks has anterograde amnesia, which has prevented her from creating new memories since the age of ten. As a result of this, she has to write everything down, and needs constant reminders about ever...

  • Lexie
    Jan 27, 2017


    I enjoyed this. I felt that the ending was rushed, and that the info-dump at the end was slightly irritating, and I wanted Flora to take more control in the end, but overall I found it satisfying. Longer review to come. ...

  • Cintia
    Jan 26, 2017


    This was such an interesting book that gripped me from the beginning when I was least expecting.As cheesy as this sounds, this turns out to be a journey where she discovers who she really is, what’s happening to her and who are the people she can really trust.You can read my full ...

  • Lexi
    Jan 25, 2017


    This book was amazing. I adore authors that take normal problems that people can suffer from (in this case amnesia) and write a brilliant story from it. I love it because it gives me a better view of how someone can still live their life. I felt like I was literally living in the book ...