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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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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - 2006-05-23 (first published in 1960)
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This classic American novel tells the story of a young girl growing up in a sleepy Southern town and the moral crisis that shakes her community to its core. With universal themes of innocence and experience, love and hate, and kindness and cruelty, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book has sold over 18 million copies and been translated into forty languages. Harper Lee's simple love story is now regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
A Novel
Gail Honeyman - 2018-03-19 (first published in 2017)
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Follow the journey of Eleanor Oliphant as she navigates a life of careful routines, frozen pizza, and phone calls with her mother. With her lack of social skills and brutal honesty, she struggles to connect with others until she meets Raymond, a bumbling IT guy. Together, they rescue an elderly man and break out of their lives of isolation. This uplifting story will warm your heart and remind you that ultimately, the key to survival is opening your heart.
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Twinkle Khanna
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The Bell Jar
A Novel
Sylvia Plath - 2006-01-01 (first published in 1963)
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This haunting American classic by Sylvia Plath delves into the psyche of Esther Greenwood, a brilliant, successful, and beautiful woman who slowly falls into the grip of insanity. Plath's intense and realistic writing draws the reader into Esther's breakdown, making her madness palpably real. A deep exploration of the darkest corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is a masterpiece of literature that leaves a haunting impression.
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Chloe Grace Moretz
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The Rosie Project
A Novel
Graeme Simsion - 2013-10-01
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A socially challenged genetics professor goes on a quest to find out if he is capable of true love. In an orderly, evidence-based approach, he sets out to find the perfect partner for his Wife Project, but ends up falling for a beguiling, fiery, and intelligent woman on a quest of her own. Hilarious and heartwarming, The Rosie Project is a must-read for those who have ever pursued life or love in the face of obstacles.
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Bill Gates
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More Than Human
Theodore Sturgeon - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1953)
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"More Than Human" tells the riveting story of a group of misfits with extraordinary abilities, from a simpleton who can hear thoughts to teleporting twins. Together, they may represent the next step in human evolution or the end of the human race. This mind-bending sci-fi novel explores themes of power, morality, and individuality with suspenseful storytelling and a lyricism rarely seen in the genre. A must-read for anyone looking for a unique and thought-provoking sci-fi experience.
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Steve Silberman
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon - 2004-05-18 (first published in 2003)
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Experience the perspective of a fifteen-year-old boy who sees the world with unaltered logic in this poignant and fascinating novel. Christopher Boone has an incredible memory for numbers but struggles to understand human emotions. When his carefully ordered world is disrupted by a neighbor's dog's murder, Christopher sets out to solve the case in the style of his favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes. The result is a unique and compelling tale that explores the beauty and challenges of living with a mind that works in a fundamentally different way.
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Donald Glover
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Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1937)
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This powerful book tells the story of two outsiders, George and Lennie, who are in search of work and a dream - a place to call their own. Set in California's Salinas Valley, they eventually find work but their hopes are quickly dashed. Full of universal themes such as friendship and giving voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has become one of Steinbeck's most popular and successful works.
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Devon Sawa
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How to Stop Time
A Novel
Matt Haig - 2019-06-11 (first published in 2017)
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A man who has been alive for centuries struggles to settle down and find love in modern-day London. As a member of the secretive Albatross Society, he must choose between his dangerous past and an ordinary life. This love story across the ages is a wild and original tale about finding oneself and the power of change. Now a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh - 2019-06-25 (first published in 2018)
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A darkly funny and savage novel that follows a young, privileged woman as she attempts a year-long experiment in sleep and pharmaceuticals to escape the disappointments of her life. Set in a glittering New York City in the year 2000, the book is both merciless and compassionate, exploring themes of loss, love, and the search for meaning in a world where wealth and success seem so easy. A New York Times bestseller, this showcase of a major young writer is not to be missed.