Flowers for Algernon By Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon is the title of a science fiction brief story and a novel by American author Daniel Keyes. The brief story, written in 1958 and first revealed within the April 1959 situation of The Journal of Fantasy & Science Fiction, received the Hugo Award for Greatest Brief Story in 1960.
Following his physician’s directions, participating simpleton Charlie Gordon tells his personal story in semi-literate “progris riports.” He dimly needs to higher himself, however with an IQ of 68 can’t even beat the laboratory mouse Algernon at maze-solving. Then, an operation turns him right into a genius and introduces him to heartache.