Charly Gordon undergoes an operation that miraculously transforms him from a mentally-challenged person to a highly intelligent man. In a tragic ending, Charly's new lease on life is simply a short-term arrangement as his brain regresses to its original state. Recommended for grades 7-10. Novel by Daniel Keyes. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 62 pages.