Flowers for Algernon is by Daniel Keyes. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended Read. This is a timeless classic that is heartbreaking, inspiring, and thought provoking. Charlie Gordon is mentally handicapped. He agrees to become part of a surgical experiment designed to boost his intelligence. After all, it's worked on Algernon the white mouse. Once Charlie undergoes the surgery, which is successful beyond anyone's dreams, his life begins to change. Will the surgery last? Will he be able to maintain his newly found intelligence? What happens if he regresses? A must read classic!
Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).