Flowers for Algernon (book)


A classic sci-fi novel that still resonates today, Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon follows the life of floor sweeper Charlie Gordon as an experiment turns him into a genius... With an IQ of 68, Charlie used to be the butt of everyone's jokes but an experiment improves his life immeasurably. When Algernon - the mouse the experiment was tested on before him - dies, Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary... Thought-provoking and sure to appeal to today's young adult audience, this is a book fully deserving of its status. [1]