The institute : a novel

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New York : Scribner, 2019.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
9781982110567, 1982110562
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561 pages ; 25 cm
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IL: UG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 27
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HL 770L
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New York : Scribner, 2019.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
9781982110567, 1982110562
Accelerated Reader
Level 5.3, 27 Points
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Lexile measure


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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

King, S. (2019). The institute: a novel (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

King, Stephen, 1947-. 2019. The Institute: A Novel. Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

King, Stephen, 1947-. The Institute: A Novel Scribner, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

King, Stephen. The Institute: A Novel First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2019.

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