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Enjoyed Flowers for Algernon? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Flowers for Algernon. Here are 9 books that you may like if you liked Flowers for Algernon.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
A Novel
Gail Honeyman - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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No ones ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fineMeet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what shes thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. Bu...
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - Jan 01, 2002 (first published in 1960)
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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.Compassio...
The Rosie Project
A Novel
Graeme Simsion - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelo...
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The Bell Jar
A Novel
Sylvia Plath - Jun 11, 2013 (first published in 1963)
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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanityEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going undermaybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown wit...
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Chloe Grace Moretz
More Than Human
Theodore Sturgeon - Dec 29, 1998 (first published in 1953)
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There's Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people's thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him. There's Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are the teleporting twins, who can travel ten feet or ten miles. There's Baby, who invented an antigravity engine while still in the cradle, and Gerry, who has e...
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon - May 18, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday inte...
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Donald Glover
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck - Sep 01, 1993 (first published in 1937)
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The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream -- a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley,...
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Devon Sawa
How to Stop Time
A Novel
Matt Haig - Jun 11, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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"She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going... I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words."Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history te...
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh - May 02, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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FROM THE MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF EILEENTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy... My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a non-negotiable in your holiday carry-on this summer' VogueIt’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?Our narrator...