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.”
I fucking love this book is so fucking good. I had low expectations for this book which I shouldn’t have had because this book is banger.
This book isn’t the typical Stephen king book because there is no monster chasing the main character around but rather human nature is the monster in this book. The monster in this book is people who will go to great lengths for something they believe which will save their country and the entire world no matter how many people they kill in the process. For me this is more scarier than demon clowns, killer cars and vampires because in the end the true villains are the humans.
The beginning of this book was very slow and kind of boring in a way because it was so slow and nothing exciting or interesting was happening. But after like 30 or so pages the book gets addicting because you won’t be able to put it down because it gets so interesting. That’s what makes Stephen King one of the greatest authors of all time because he can create so interesting and so addictive plots.
The main characters here feel like real human beings which makes me love this book even more. Even the side characters feel like real human beings. To be honest it all the characters feels like I wouldn’t have a problem being good friends with them if they were real human beings. Every character in this book has something which makes her or him to a unique character on their own and they really stand out from the rest.
This book gives a huge mental asylum vibe especially the “back room” part of this book which I loved. It has something evil and eerie to it, even thou there are no clowns, scary serial killer or a boogyman running around in this book. It just the evil and fucked up things which humans can do to another human being to get what they want.
The writing style in this book the best thing ever, if you have read some of the most popular Stephen King books then you will know what I’m talking about. Because this book has the typical Stephen king writing style which is like the literature version of ecstasy. Once you start reading this book you won’t be able to stop or put it down is what I meant when I’ve said literature version of ecstasy.
The ending has the huge Stranger Things (Season 1) vibe to it which really made me love the book even more because I love this kind of vibe when it feels like a classic horror story with good plot, amazing characters and so much more to it. The ending don’t have a twist to it or anything, the ending is kind of obvious in this book but I personally didn’t mind this.
I give this book 5 / 5