Author: Emily Barr

The (Not Good) YA Version of Finding Dory: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Posted June 6, 2017 by Nereyda in Audiobook, review / 30 Comments
The (Not Good) YA Version of Finding Dory: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Man oh man, I don’t even know where to start with this book. I love stories that deal with memory loss so this is what initially caught my eye for this book. A girl who suffers from short-term memory and doesn’t remember anything more than a few hours was different from my usual memory loss stories. Flora Banks had a brain tumor at 10 years old and when the doctors successfully removed it, some part of her brain was affected and she forgets everything after a few hours. She remembers everything from before she was 10 years old, but anything after that she has to be constantly reminded every day. She knows who her parents and best friend, Paige, are because those are memories from before the tumor, but everything else she has to read this book every morning that tells her what happened to her and other basic details. She also writes things down from the day before on her hands and arms to help her remember the next day. Although Flora is 17 years old, technically she has the mental age of a 10-year-old. She  has to keep reminding herself that she is 17 and not 10 years old and the way she talks (and acts) is like a child. You know how in Finding Dory you can’t help but feel a little bit frustrated with Dory because […]