I was so excited when I saw The Institute by Stephen King available for pre-order on Barnes and Noble. It won't be available to read until September 10, 2019, but I cannot wait! It sounds like an incredible gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for The Institute is:
"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."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book The Institute by Stephen King, please click the image up above! It is currently on sale for 30% off as a pre-order.
- Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King
- A riveting story about kids confronting evil, reminding me of It
I can't wait to read this book! I bet it's going to become widely popular, and maybe even be made into a movie.