Parents' Guide to

The One Memory of Flora Banks

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Gripping thriller about a teen who can't make new memories.

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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

The one memory of flora banks

This book has much language and sexual situations/content. Would not advise for middle grades.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

More sexual content that I'd allow for my 13 year old

Quick read, good book. But too much sexual content for my 13 yr old. "I spend more time than you might imagine thinking of what you would look like naked" , "...he is telling me what he would like to do to my naked body", and "Your body is perfect. I know it is. If it wasn't such a creepy thing to do, I would ask you to send me a picture." My 13 year old doesn't need to be reading this, and I'm sad common sense media would suggest this age level. Can't trust their opinion anymore I guess.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This can't-put-it-down mystery/thriller is packed with secrets, lies, and unexpected twists that take readers from the coast of England to the icy reaches of the Arctic Circle. The pace of The One Memory of Flora Banks builds slowly and steadily and then quickens to an almost frenzied pace that mirrors Flora's emotional state as she reaches Norway and everything she (and the reader) think they know begins to crash down around her. Is she mad, off her meds, or the only one who knows the truth?

While readers may never have met anyone like Flora, author Emily Barr has made her an immediately likable and identifiable character with many of the same challenges faced by teens -- overprotective parents, quarrels with your best friend, the desire to be independent and find your own way.

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