Senior Owlets: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Senior Owlets discussing Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

In this powerful, classic story, Charlie is a mentally disabled man whose mental and emotional progress mirrors that of a mouse named Algernon who is being given the same experimental treatment. When Algernon begins a sudden, unexpected deterioration, Charlie and his doctors fear the same might happen to him.

Flowers for Algernon has sold five million copies in its Bantam paperback edition, now out of print. Widely translated, the book remains an integral part of the school and university curricula in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Winner of Hugo and Nebula Awards, in 1969 it was adapted to the Academy Award-winning film Charly.