The One Memory of Flora Banks (Zoella BookClub 2017)

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I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.
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 someone she shouldn't, and the next day she remembers it. It's the first time she's remembered anything since she was ten.
But the boy is gone. She thinks he's moved to the Arctic.
Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust?
THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS is the unforgettable YA novel to take home in 2017.

"Barr's YA debut is a riveting page-turner that will keep you hooked till the end." - Entertainment Weekly
"An icily atmospheric story with a captivating hook...A pacy page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch" - Guardian
"Gripping. . . We promise you won't see the end coming." - HelloGiggles
"a winning mix of a John Green/ Rainbow Rowell-style sharpness and sensitivity but underlined with a darker edge" - View Magazine
"Do yourself a huge favor and grab this atmospheric, unique mystery for your Memorial Day weekend getaway." -
"An absorbing, original and definitely memorable book." - S Magazine
"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

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ISBN-13: 9780141368511
ISBN-10: 0141368519
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Zoella BookClub 2017

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


An icily atmospheric story with a captivating hook.
A pacy page-turner that packs a significant emotional punch.

Clever and original with a unique heroine, this is a refreshing love story. A great YA read to start 2017.
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.
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 turn, unsettling and uplifting.
This is the most perfect, dazzling gem of a book. I loved every moment of it.
A thriller in the Momento mould that has some profound things to say about safety, danger and living in the momemt.
Flora is a flawed and messy heroine who teaches us the importance of being ourselves and living life to the full. I couldn't put it down.

I devoured it, reading late into the night because I couldn't put it down. Almost immediately I found myself pressing it into the hands of my writing friends.
It's not often I read a book in a single sitting... compelling, thrilling, atmospheric - Flora's voice is unique and her mantra works beautifully as a message of love and support to all young women: be brave.

I loved this book! Such a page turner. I was desperate to know what was going to happen next all the way through. I was totally drawn into Flora's confused and disturbed world and absorbed in the story from start to finish.
A truly gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller, with a wonderfully quirky, brave, vulnerable heroine.
I absolutely loved The One Memory of Flora Banks. It suddenly struck me that it could be a reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story, and manages to have a real fairy-tale feel while also being completely rooted in the here and now. And it's a wonderfully effective psychological thriller. A book that you'll definitely want to read more than once, and to recommend to friends.
YA readers are going to love Emily Barr. She takes an agonising emotional situation, weaving in travel and adventure with gripping results. As with her adult books her love of travel and exploration comes through on every page and lending an extra dimension to her plots.
A coming of age mystery that is unforgettable. Perfect for book groups of all ages and fans of Hitchcock and Before I Go To Sleep.
The writing is impeccable.
Serious kudos to Emily Barr for creating a narrative that has to undergo a lot of repetition...but constantly feels fresh and new.
Flora Banks is brave and fierce, and goes on the kind of adventure that most of us wouldn't even dare to attempt.
What struck us the most was the 'realness' of the story, despite it being one epic trip that is almost hard to imagine happening... And yet, Flora's experiences and the things people say and do to her are incredibly real.

[Barr] has created a likable character in Flora.
Simply superb; both clever and poignant. Flora is enchanting.
With its original plot and charming protagonist, there is much to like about Emily Barr's young-adult debut.
Her [Emily's] page-turning talents are put to good use in Flora's adventure, as the reader accompanies a brave teenager on a journey to discover who she really is.
Barr's light touch captures the innocence and integrity of Flora's voice.
Readers will surely have difficulty forgetting about Flora, her parents and their predicament.

An absorbing, original and definitely memorable book.

Notă biografică

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.