Flowers for Algernon

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Harcourt, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
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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. High school & older.

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The plot itself was amazing. - Goodreads
The ending absolutely made me cry. - Goodreads
Daniel Keyes' writing is brilliant. - Goodreads
Hard to read but harder to put down. - Goodreads
Truly incredible storytelling. - Goodreads
A lot of mesmerizing psycho insights. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Pagent Storm - Goodreads

Storyline/Plot: 5/5 Concept/Ideas: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Writing style: 5/5 This book is one of my absolute favorites! The writing style was really neat in that it expressed the narrating character ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deiwin Sarjas - Goodreads

I didn't find many parts of the story believable and I think this ruined it for me. Some of the more emotionally intense parts, for me, were the scenes with the parents fighting. They were believable. I didn't tear up in the end as many people say they do, but that might just be me. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He has worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor. The author of eight books, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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