The Institute The Institute

The Institute

A Novel

    • 4.5 • 396 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King whose “storytelling transcends genre” (Newsday) comes “another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable” (The Boston Globe) about a group of kids confronting evil.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is “first-rate entertainment that has something important to say. We all need to listen” (The Washington Post).

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
September 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
9.3
MB

Customer Reviews

14325684 ,

Best Book Ever

Best book ever! King’s writing allows you to feel as if you personally know each character in real life. This is a book I will always remember.

Leapaige ,

Hooked

This book had me hooked from the beginning.
I was turning pages faster than I had in a long time, however the second half of the book took a turn for me and the ending left me underwhelmed. Still, I was left thinking about this book for days after it had been returned to its rightful owner.

KelR55 ,

Couldn’t put it down

King is a master of developing characters we love and ones we despise. This book doesn’t disappoint. You know from the beginning that characters Tim Jamieson and Luke Ellis are destined to cross paths but when they do, readers will be surprised what character ends up saving the day. This is a book all king fans will love.

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