Reviews

  • 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.

    Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author
  • This is the most perfect, dazzling gem of a book. I loved every moment of it.

    Lisa Jewell, Bestselling author of 'The Girls'
  • A thriller in the Momento mould that has some profound things to say about safety, danger and living in the moment.

    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.

    Julie Mayhew, YA author of 'Red Ink', 'The Big Lie', 'Mother Tongue'
  • 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.

    Elizabeth Haynes, adult crime/thriller writer 'Into the Darkest Corner', 'Never Alone'
  • 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.

    Liz Kessler, YA author of 'Read Me Like a Book'
  • A truly gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller, with a wonderfully quirky, brave, vulnerable heroine.

    Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, One to Watch
  • 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 wonderfully effective psychological thriller. A book that you'll definitely want to read more than once, and to recommend to friends.

    Andrea Reece, FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Children's Programme Director
  • 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 book her love of travel and exploration comes through on every page and lending an extra dimension to her plots.

    Andreina Cordani, Book Review Editor for Cosmopolitan
  • An extraordinary moving and original novel, a story of secrecy and lies, 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
  • Clever and original with a unique heroine, this is a refreshing love story. A great YA read to start 2017.

    The Sun, Book of the Week