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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 AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11.8
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.

spinmomma25 ,

Couldn’t put down

This is the first Stephen King book I’ve read and I wasn’t disappointed. By the time I got to chapter 2 I was immersed. (The book is in chapters with subchapters) I liked how it was written with flashbacks and parallel story lines. Kept my mind working & trying to figure out how it was going to go! It was a great read.

LunchPailD11 ,

Builds and builds and builds and blows your mind.

Great book. Another classic of building a story/characters that unravels before you. Always struggle with how long his books are but this one is worth to read till the end!

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