Wow, what a rollercoaster of a read. I flew through this book in one go and I found the unique writing style created empathy for Flora. As a reader you're able to discover all the aspects of her life past and present at the same time she does, which really draws you into her world.
The narrative, which is from Flora's perspective, not only develops her character, but helps the reader gain an insight into her thought process, how she works through her struggles and how formidable she is, as she's able to be brave, even at times where she doesn't have a clue where she is or how she got there.
In addition, telling the story this way gave the book a mysterious edge because you never knew which parts could be trusted.
However, for me, it did have its drawbacks. Since Flora's memory resets itself every few hours, I found that in some places, the repetition of events was a little intense. I think that this would vary from person to person though, and some people wouldn't be bothered by it at all.
Although I liked the way the ending was heading, I would've loved just a bit more information as I felt there were just one or two things left unanswered.
Overall, I'd give 'The One Memory of Flora Banks' 4 out of 5. It was moving and enlightening with a touch of intriguing uncertainty to keep the pages turning.
This e-book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.