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

Rating: ★★

Synopsis: How do you know who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself?

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?

Review: I though would really love this book, the blurb was amazing and it had so much potential but… I just really didn’t like this.

So the book starts off with Flora reading her notes trying to remember where she is and why. She then gets kissed by a boy which is her only every memory as she has amnesia. Flora then embarks on a mission to find the boy that kissed her as he moved away.

I felt like she was going to a bit too far when she was travelling alone to a place without telling anyone and that she has amnesia so she has to constantly remind herself where she is going and why.

I found this book anticlimactic and also much more sad and disheartening than I presumed. There isn’t really a happy ending, it’s just kind of depressing. I was quite disappointed by the ending as I was expecting so much more.

To be honest I didn’t really like any characters from this book, Flora I think went too far in trying to find the boy (but I understand why but it just seems kind of intense) and the boy is just a cow in general.

Overall, I didn’t really enjoy this book and was kind of disappointed with the ending. This is just my opinion as I was kind of expecting a HEA but this book is more realistic with its ending but I just so wanted to see Flora more happy.

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