The Institute (Large Print / Library Binding)
Well, he's back at it with a cast of misfit kids coming together to overcome evil. Shades of Firestarter with all the thrilling and intense telekinesis these kids display, also a little reminiscent of The Body (which became the film Stand By Me). King delves into a covert government agency which is kidnapping children. Luke Ellis is the super-intelligent young hero of this book who uses his smarts to save both himself and his friends in this page-turner. Don't be daunted by the heft of the novel, it is a fast read. Don't want to give any spoilers but, as with most recent Stephen King books, he has his literary groove on and doesn't disappoint!
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It--publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.
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."