Photo by Marta Wave on Pexels.com Plot (From Goodreads) Luke Ellis, a super-smart twelve-year-old with an exceptional gift, is the latest in a long line of kids abducted and taken to a secret government facility, hidden deep in the forest in Maine.Here, kids with special talents - telekinesis and telepathy - like Luke's new friends… Continue reading First Read of the Year – The Institute by Stephen King
"The sound of the scream rings in the air after it has finished, like a struck glass. The guests are frozen in it's wake. They are looking, all of them, out of the marquee and into the roaring darkness from where it came. The lights flicker, threatening another blackout."
"As my foot hits the last treads and I look out over the canal, I get the familiar thrill I always feel to see the boats. This evening everything is right in my little world and my heart soars".
"And, like a window opening to sunlight and fresh summer air, it is there. My youth: tender, vivid, spread out before me. And even though I know it will hurt me three times cover, I can't help but read on."