Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I loved everything about it, from the beginning quote to the end. It was sad, haunting, touching, and at times hilarious. Watching the main character's slow yet dramatic transformation was captivating. And watching him revert to his former self, but worse for the experience, was heartbreaking. This book made me cry, which is a difficult feat. I could not put it down the whole time I was reading it. To this day I remember this story vividly--it's one that sticks with you forever, I think. It's also very well written, dense, and literary. The way it's written, starting from very simple to more complex, let's you follow the journey the character undergoes. I can't think of one thing wrong with this book.
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