The Institute by Stephen King

The Institute by Stephen King

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 … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Physical child abuse
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Medical experimentation
  • Death of a child from a seizure
  • Death of parents
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Drowning
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