Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes A story that is both inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. My skin crawled at the cruelty of those who treated Charlie poorly and as if he were practically inhuman - those that did it intentionally as well as those who did it unintentionally.
On the surface, this book is a short story that will make you cheer for the protagonist and then be saddened as you watch the price he pays. On a deeper level, if you're lucky, it also makes you analyze how you (and others) treat everyone around you.

I did not feel good after finishing this book ... but I did feel inspired to continue to work every day to treat every person around me with the civility, kindness and respect that we all deserve.