Rights Available! 'Memento' Meets John Green in New YA Novel

Emily Barr's 'The One Memory of Flora Banks,' along with Marie Lu's 'Warcross,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Philomel Books

The One Memory of Flora Banks (Philomel, May 2) by Emily Barr
Agency: Curtis Brown

This Memento-meets-John Green story about a teenage girl whose recovery from amnesia might hinge on the one thing she remembers — a boy's kiss — already is the best-selling YA debut of the year in the U.K. and on many summer beach read lists.

Warcross (G.P. Putnam's Sons, September) by Marie Lu
Agency: UTA

The best-selling YA author behind the Legend and Young Elite series (both of which have been picked up for film adaptations) centers her latest duology on a female hacker who hunts other hackers in the world's most popular virtual reality video game.

This story first appeared in the May 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.