Vjollca Ademaj Ademaj itibaren Bodani, Maharashtra 402201, Hindistan
I always remembered this story from 8th grade, not sure if we read the book or an excerpt or watched the movie. I saw the movie a few years ago, "Charly," but the book is just amazing. Since it's told from Charlie's perspective, you feel what it's like to be inside the brain of a developmentally disabled (retarded) man (he has an IQ of 68). He has an experimental operation to become smarter. There are sad moments when he relives memories and realizes the people he thought were his friends were actually making fun of him. The message is that no matter what, everyone deserves to be treated like a human being. Having now worked in schools for the last 3 years, I am so hopeful for this generation of students and those coming after them. They will be more tolerant towards others who are different because they have been in classes with kids who have autism, aspergers, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities.
For the most part, I guess I could say that this book was pretty interesting, and compared to the other books I've had to read for this semester, it definitely was, but it was just hard to keep up with and a lot of the stories weren't all that interesting. I actually didn't read it completely, I was supposed to, but I defintely haven't been really reading it for about half the book. Most of it was all going right over my head, so I figured why waste my time when I wouldn't know what was happening anyway? This was probably my second favorite textbook/required text of this semester.
This was pretty good but seemed to end abruptly. I'd probably give it 3.5 stars instead of 3. I liked it enough that I'll probably look for the next book in the series