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The Institute

King, Stephen, 1947- Book - 2019 Fiction / King, Stephen, Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / King, Stephen, Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / King, Stephen 13 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 2.8 out of 5

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In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis' 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 10-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.

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King submitted by Clown81 on August 31, 2019, 8:22pm Insane.

Classic King Format submitted by DeeFisher on August 1, 2020, 6:51pm Story of a boy in danger. He has been kidnapped, meets new friends who all must undergo brutality in the name of saving the world. Travel, trains, bad men (and women) a chase, and loss. All the makings of another good read by King.

Enjoyable Read submitted by cjbower on August 4, 2020, 9:16am I really liked this book, once I got into it I had a hard time putting it down.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Scribner, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 561 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781982110567
1982110562

SUBJECTS
Missing children -- Fiction.
Psychic ability -- Fiction.
Child abuse -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Psychological fiction.