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The One Memory of Flora Banks

The One Memory of Flora Banks

I look at my hands. One of them says 'Flora be brave'. I am Flora. 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 a boy - her first kiss - and the next d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141368511
Barcode 9780141368511
Published 3 January 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Barr, Emily
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ISBN-13 9780141368511
ISBN-10 0141368519
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 3 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Barr, Emily
Category Adventure Stories
Teenage Romance
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 225g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 693862

Description of this Book

I look at my hands. One of them says 'Flora be brave'. I am Flora.

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 a boy - her first kiss - and the next day she remembers it. The first time she's remembered anything since she was ten.

But the boy is gone.

Desperate to hold onto the memory and feelings of love, she sets off to the Arctic to find him.

Why can she remember Drake? Could he be the key to everything else she's forgotten?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An extraordinarily moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lie, 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 Clever and original with a unique heroine, this is a refreshing love story. A great YA read to start 2017. The Sun - Book of the Week 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 A winning mix of a John Green/ Rainbow Rowell-style sharpness and sensitivity, but underlined with a darker edge, belying the author's previous experience as a thriller writer ... a coming-of-age, finding-yourself-type novel which is, in turns, unsettling and uplifting. View
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world. The One Memory of Flora Banks is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.

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