Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon [FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON] The first third of this book is the most moving piece of literature that I have ever read. After that, it pretty much fell apart. But at the end, I suppose I realized that that was "the point."

(Also, I keep seeing this book on reading lists for 5th-8th grade. I'm really not a prude, but I think the quality and quantity of sexual content makes it more appropriate for high school students.)

1 comment:

Amira said...

I read the short story first, when I was a teenager. It was much more appropriate for middle school. And you get more of the excellent part, rather than the falling apart, as I recall.

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