Flowers for Algernon

By: Tori and Kara

The POV is 1st Person

The reason that Flowers for Algernon is 1st person point of view is because it tells on page 56, what he was thinking and feeling. It also uses the pronouns I and only what this character knows.

Summary of the Book: Flowers for Algernon

This story is about a guy, named Charlie, who is mentally challenged. He soon gets a surgery to become intelligent. He befriends a mouse named Algernon and they take tests together. Slowly Charlie and Algernon both start to see a change in their wit. Later the operation fades and the Charlie leaves town.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Review) - Minute Book Report

Main Characters

Figurative Language

Simile: It's all slipping away like sand through my fingers. pg.81


Metaphor: As his vacant eyes moved across the crowd of amused onlookers, he slowly mirrored his smiles. pg.7


Simile: You're like a giant sponge now soaking things in. pg.70

Critique for Flowers of Algernon

On a scale from one to five, I would give it three. It had good points and a good meaning, but it didn' catch our interest like other books. It has a lot of sadness. I would recommend it for 13 to 15-year-olds, but it is a good book for adults too. It has a lot of grammatical errors since he has a mentally ill brain. Overall this book has a good moral to the story, but not one of our top favorites.