#10 Book Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

I was given a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Flora Banks is unlike any character I’ve ever come across and that’s what makes this book.

I didn’t find the story itself to be so enchanting, but Flora adds a special charm to the book I’ve never seen anywhere else. Flora is brave. She is also a bit insane, ridiculous and wonderful, but all in a good way.

Flora has anterograde amnesia, and while the book focuses on a boy and a kiss, this isn’t necessarily a romance story in the most cliche way. It’s actually rather the opposite – ‘The One Memory of Flora Banks’ is more centred around courage and discovering your own strength.

The style of writing and the repetitiveness of some parts helped me step into Flora’s world and gave me the briefest insight into what it might be like to have amnesia. The journey this book takes really is a joy to be a part of. Flora’s adventure felt a little too far-fetched but I enjoyed it nevertheless and would recommended this to those who liked light-hearted YA with a little more depth.

★★★★

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