This novel of the 1960s is a story about teenagers written by a teenager. Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old boy, struggles with right and wrong in a society within which he feels he is an outsider. He and his brothers, lower-class "greasers," fight the "Socs," the rich kids, for 14 days. Social issues gaining notice in the '60s--teen pregnancy, underage drinking, and violence--still find relevance among S.E. Hinton's readers today.
Flowers for Algernon made its first appearance as a short story which was rapidly and widely anthologized, and translated internationally. It received further acclaim as a moderated television drama, and as a motion picture production. Full-bodied and richly-peopled, Flowers for Algernon became the daring novel of a starling human experiment! This concise supplement to Keyes' Flowers For Algernon helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characte... more info>>