The One Memory of Flora Banks

by Emily Barr | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141368519 Global Overview for this book
Registered by T_richardson_x of Ferndale, Wales United Kingdom on 6/16/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by T_richardson_x from Ferndale, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, June 16, 2017
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.

Journal Entry 2 by T_richardson_x at Abercynon, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/23/2018 UTC) at Abercynon, Wales United Kingdom

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Happy Birthday!

Journal Entry 3 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 4 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Friday, October 26, 2018
reserved for HGG (Femke85)

Journal Entry 5 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Saturday, October 27, 2018

Released 8 mos ago (10/29/2018 UTC) at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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The book's journey continues by its finder's cooperation and creativity. By making a journal entry on this book, you can add to the book's story as it travels from reader to reader around the world.
Enjoy your reading!

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Journal Entry 6 by wingFemke85wing at Uppsala, Uppland Sweden on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Found this in the mailbox today. Thanks Lamilla for this surprise HGG. Looking forward to read this!

Journal Entry 7 by wingFemke85wing at Uppsala, Uppland Sweden on Wednesday, December 05, 2018
I was looking forward to reading this book, but unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment. I thought the plot was very unrealistic and I didn’t like the way the story was told. I mean, I get it: the main character - Flora - has amnesia and remembers nearly nothing except for kissing a boy at the beach. But as a reader, I really did not enjoy reading the same sentences over and over again.

Flora follows her one memory and gets herself on a plane to the artic. This is the part I found truly unrealistic. The girl doesn’t remember things longer than a few hours, but somehow she manages several flights. I’m pretty sure a 17 year old unaccompanied minor with amnesia would encounter a few issues on such a trip.

There’s a “big reveal” at the end of the story, through a letter from her brother. I think the author wanted to get some kind of plot twist in there, but I felt it was just quickly added in an attempt to make the story more interesting and it just wasn’t really relevant.

But perhaps I’m just getting too old to enjoy YA novels.

I will try to find a new home for this book!

Edit 04/01/2019: reserved for the 1st name sweeps

Journal Entry 8 by wingFemke85wing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, January 05, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (1/5/2019 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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This book continues to travel, this time as part of the 1st name sweeps. I hope the winner enjoys reading this book, as I always feel a bit guilty for sending out books that I didn’t like myself (even though this one seems to be quite popular and it’s really just me who didn’t enjoy it, I think).

I always try to post my controlled releases with real stamps. If you are not a collector yourself, you might want to check out this post on the forum about a stamps sweeps that I’m currently organising or this one about Bookcrossers who collect stamps. A lot of Bookcrossers collect stamps for charity, so it’s nice to find them a good home!

Journal Entry 9 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, January 24, 2019
I am the lucky decoy this time. Thanks for the book. I am interested to read this as another bookcrosser just recommended the author to me a few weeks ago. Thanks for the stamps. Too bad a few of them were not in the best condition at arrival, but more than half survived the trip.

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Updated February 25, 2019

The premise has promise but the constant almost verbatim reiteration of the one memory is a bit much for me, especially at the beginning when it occurs more often. The story picks up and becomes more interesting as Flora gets on her adventure.

Journal Entry 10 by wingmcsarwing at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (3/14/2019 UTC) at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Belated birthday gift to MargaridaPires. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the book and like the other gifts.

Journal Entry 11 by wingMargaridaPireswing at Pias (Serpa), Beja Portugal on Monday, April 08, 2019
Thank you so much for this book and all the other goodies! I loved everything :D

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