The Institute is about a brilliant and sensitive boy named Luke who is kidnapped and taken to a compound in the secluded Maine woods where multiple children with special talents — telekinesis and telepathy — are imprisoned and put to geopolitical uses. This new book by Stephen King grasps you from the first sentence and doesn’t let go for the duration of the story. Reminiscent of King’s former work, The Institute uses well thought out characters, relevant themes and thrilling tension to keep the reader absorbed. I would recommend this story for fans of Stephen King and the thriller genre in general.
Review by Nani Hillcrest Christian College