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The One Memory of Flora Banks (edition 2018)
by Emily Barr (Author)
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141368519, Paperback)The most unforgettable book of the year! Memento meets Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything in this breathtaking page-turner about a girl with no short-term memory and her remarkable journey, against all odds, to find the one boy able to penetrate her fractured mind.
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.
A remarkable and powerful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit—and the mind—against all logic.
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:41:39 -0500)
A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto. For the past seven years Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the tumor was removed from her brain at the age of ten. Then when she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind and sticks. She's convinced that Drake is making her whole again. When an email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world-- in Svalbard, Norway-- will this be the first step toward reclaiming her life? Or will the journey reveal that nothing is quite as it seems?
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