It’s not a lie if you can’t remember the truth.
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—in Svalbard, Norway—Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.
But will following Drake be the key to unlocking Flora’s memory? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems?
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, New York Times bestselling author of 'All the Bright Places'
[A] remarkable odyssey...an enthralling story...a deftly, compassionately written mystery.Booklist, starred review
Perfect for fans of both young adult romance and psychological thrillers, The One Memory of Flora Banks is destined to become one of your favorite beach reads of 2017. Promise.Bustle
An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency.Kirkus Reviews
Flora’s situation may be singular, but her desire for autonomy should speak loudly to teens in the midst of their own journeys into adulthood.Publishers Weekly
Emily Barr is a British author and former journalist. She started writing fiction after backpacking around the world, a trip that formed the background for her first, award-winning novel Backpack. She has now written 13 books, most recently The Sleeper, the story of two strangers meeting on an overnight train with dramatic consequences. She has also written Blackout, a novella in the Quick Reads series. Emily has three children, and lives in Cornwall in the UK. To learn more visit: www.emilybarr.com.
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. But will following drake be the key to unlocking flora’s memory? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems?