The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr – Review

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Title: The One Memory Of Flora Banks

Author: Emily Barr

Genre: Contemporary, YA, Adventure

Publication Date: January 12th 2017

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 302

Summary: 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?

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DASH AND LILYS BOOK OF DARES BY DAVID LEVITHAN AND RACHEL COHN

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Title: Dash and Lilys Book Of Dares

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publisher: MIRA INK

Publication Date: 5th September 2014

Pages: 260

Summary: At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for.

As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet….

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WHAT LIGHT BY JAY ASHER REVIEW

Title: What Light

Author: Jay Asher

Genre: YA, Christmas, Romance

Publication Date: 20th October 2016

Publisher:  Macmillan Children’s Books

Pages: 251

Summary: Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon – it’s an idyllic place for a girl to grow up, except that every year they have to pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life begins to eclipse the other. . .

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CARRIE BY STEPHEN KING REVIEW

Title: Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Genre: Horror, Contemporary Horror

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: April 5th 1974

Pages: 253

Summary: Carrie White is no ordinary girl.

Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.

To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.

But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .

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THE GROWNUP BY GILLIAN FLYNN REVIEW

Title: The Grownup

Author: Gillian Flynn

Genre: Short Story, Supernatural, contemporary

Publisher: W&N

Publication Date: November 5th 2015

Pages: 96

Summery : A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke.

Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn’t believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time.

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ALICE AND THE FLY BY JAMES RICE REVIEW

Title: Alice and the Fly

Author: James Rice

Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: 27 Aug. 2015

Pages: 336

Summary: Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition’s caused by some traumatic incident from my past I keep deep-rooted in my mind. As soon as I come clean I’ll flood out all these tears and it’ll all be ok and I won’t be scared of Them anymore. The truth is I can’t think of any single traumatic childhood incident to tell her. I mean, there are plenty of bad memories – Herb’s death, or the time I bit the hole in my tongue, or Finners Island, out on the boat with Sarah – but none of these are what caused the phobia. I’ve always had it. It’s Them. I’m just scared of Them. It’s that simple.

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My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Review!

Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes

Author: Jasmine Warga

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Friendship,

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

Publication Date: 12th February 2015

Pages: 320

Summery : Aysel and Roman are practically strangers, but they’ve been drawn into an unthinkable partnership. In a month’s time, they plan to commit suicide – together.

Aysel knows why she wants to die: being the daughter of a murderer doesn’t equal normal, well-adjusted teenager. But she can’t figure out why handsome, popular Roman wants to end it all….and why he’s even more determined than she is.

With the deadline getting closer, something starts to grow between Aysel and Roman – a feeling she never thought she would experience. It seems there might be something to live for, after all – but is Aysel in so deep she can’t turn back?

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