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Publisher Description

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It.

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 Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
September 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Robkei ,

Excellent Read

This is Stephen King at his best. I could not put this book down. Don’t start reading it if you have plans in the near future.

Jofiguer ,

Please make another part.

I just finish reading The Outsider so I was quick to notice any new SK book seating on the bookshelf at lackluster target, I ended up downloading it on iBooks and after just the first few pages I couldn’t put this down, it didn’t matter what I was doing, morning, afternoon, night, I just wanted to read it and maybe that was the problem because I finish it to fast and I wish I had more to read. I’m overall a fan of SK books and look forward to maybe having another part to this, it was hard to say goodbye to the kids,

pamwilmer ,

Intuitively Knew I Should Read The Institute

I’ve greatly enjoyed the Stephen King books I’ve read from cover to cover...although admittedly, I’ve also given up on several that just overwhelmed me with their length and detail. ‘Salem’s Lot was my first, and it scared me crazy.
I decided to try The Institute after reading the sample, and I’m glad I did. It captured my complete attention, and when I set it aside, I found myself thinking about characters who actually seemed real, wondering what was about to happen next. As King said, the impossible becomes plausible. The last chapters were my favorites, and it was difficult to say goodbye to Luke, Sha, Nick, and the Avester. I’m glad I read it.

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