Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes
With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie?An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.


Reviewed: 2019-01-14
reading this book as an adult tore me apart. such a heartbreaking novel.
Reviewed: 2018-07-25
The saddest book I have ever read. A heartbreaking, honest portrait of what it means to be a good and worthwhile person. A must-read.
Reviewed: 2017-02-08
Reviewed: 2015-05-04
  A mentally disabled man never stops searching for knowledge and an experiment may just be his answer. This book is very emotional. The text in this book is thoughtfully crafted and really pulls you into the character and his progress through his quest for intelligence. You can order this book from the Colona Public Library. ~Ashley


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