1 Work in The Institute - Stephen King
03 Jan 2020
In the middle of a quiet yet vibrant Albany night, Jane “El” Hopper is taken from her apartment without a trace of anyone being there. In and out in only a few moments, it is only her adoptive father that notices the difference. The young girl, who had been flagged for telekinetic abilities since birth, is brought to a Georgian lab where she meets other children like her.
Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Max Mayfield, and eventually a skittish boy by the name of Will Byers are all in the front half, where they receive periodic injections, tests, and tokens for good behaviour. But eventually, after the mysterious workers determine they are ready for the dreaded back half, the group-as well as the others that come and go to the lab-are bound for a plunge into what can only be described as the roach motel, where you check in but never check out.
But despite the seemingly harmless situation and the promise of an eventual return back to their families and lives before the tests even began, El can’t help but become more and more desperate to get out. But there lies the problem: No one has ever escaped the lab.
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