Following his doctor's instructions, engaging simpleton Charlie Gordon tells his own story in semi-literate "progris riports." He dimly wants to better himself, but with an IQ of 68 can't even beat the laboratory mouse Algernon at maze-solving. Then, an operation turns him into a genius and introduces him to heartache.
PRAISE FOR FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON "A tale that is convincing, suspenseful and touching."--The New York Times "An ingeniously touching story . . . Moving . . . Intensely real."--The Baltimore Sun