Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
Paperback- $8.07

With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental ...

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  "Classic Story" by Kathy E. (see profile) 04/02/08

This is a good opening for discussing the moral issues of testing on animals and humans.

 
  "Is ignorance really bliss?" by kfoulks (see profile) 07/18/08

We had a great discussion about what is more important to each of us... intelligence or to have friends. It was a heartbreaking book, and 50 years later (it was written in the 1960s) it seems unrealistic becuase of the known controls over experiments. Overall, however, we each felt so strongly for Charlie and what he'd been through and how he coped with each stage of his 'advancement', and how tough it would be (though easier since he remembered what it would be like?) to lose what he'd achieved.

 
  "A man goes from being mentally challenged to a genius." by abbeyonekanobe (see profile) 07/18/08

This was an amazing book about a man going from being mentally disabled to a genius because he had an experiment that changed him. Even though the character of the book had so many rough times I still couldn't wait to read more of it. I wouldn't reccommend it for discussion though. There were too few things to delve into.

 
  "amazing!" by anderson2 (see profile) 05/21/13

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