The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Flora Banks suffers from amnesia, but there is one thing she remembers, she kissed a boy on a beach. Now she’s going on go on an adventure to find the boy who’s brought her memory back.

I thought this book was going to be a love story. It isn’t. This is a story about Flora, about her strength, bravery, and determination to be ‘normal’. This is a story about a young woman who desperately wants to remember who she is and what is happening with her life. This is a story about vulnerability and the attempt, against all odds, for Flora to gain control of her life and not let her vulnerability control her.

When I finished this book I felt like I had been completely swept up in a whirlwind of emotion. The story is written superbly so that the reader really feels like they are inside Flora’s head, full of confusion and desperation. The constant repetition of facts is a fantastic tool for drawing us into Flora’s world. The final few chapters show us how unreliable it is to rely on memory, and how even memories we think are true can be manipulated by others.

This novel is a uniquely brilliant and thought-provoking read that you won’t want to put down.

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