The Institute

The Institute

A Novel

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982110567
1982110562
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kin
Description: 561 pages ; 25 cm

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Minor Frightening Scenes

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Violence: Minor violence

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Coarse Language: There are swear words since it's a Stephen King book, but that should NEVER stop children from watching or reading something, as long as they are smart enough to know not to repeat those words.

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Fantastic! One of his best novels and is very reminisicent of IT and Stand by Me, since children play a main part of the story.

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007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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