Flowers for Algernon
We Should All Be BookwormsAugust 17, 2021x
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Flowers for Algernon

In this book, Charlie gets a big IQ upgrade. But the smarter Charlie gets, the harder it is for him to make peace with our pretty screwed-up world that has trouble loving and accepting the outliers among us.
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About the Book

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys is an engrossing metamorphosis story about a man named Charlie who undergoes an experimental operation to increase his intelligence. He starts out intellectually disabled with an IQ in the 60s and ends up smarter than the researchers who designed the experiment. But Charlie learns that super-intelligence is not the key to getting what he wants most — family, friends, and companionship. For that, he’s dependent on the rest of us to accept him no matter what his IQ is.

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