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Original title: Lukitut

Published: 2020 Summer

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Young Adults

Pages: 200

Nobody should be punished for crimes they didn’t commit. What about crimes they were going to commit in the future?

Fifty teenagers aged 16-17 are introduced to a fully automated prison with no guards or other staff. Probability calculations have shown that each of them will commit a crime at some time in their lives that will send them to prison.

This is their last chance. They must solve their future crimes, confess them in the prison’s Confession Room, and demonstrate remorse. If they do, they will be set free. If they fail to discover their crimes before they reach age eighteen, they will remain in prison to serve their full sentences.

A new YA hit by bestselling author Salla Simukka, whose previous Snow White trilogy sold to 52 countries around the world.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA: Pegasus

”Simukka writes the strory with confidence and is psychologically attentive. Once again her novel earns a place as the best of Finnish YA literature.”

-Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

Salla Simukka

Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story The Snow White Trilogy: rights are sold in 52 territories and in Hollywood. She has written several novels for young readers and her accolades include the Topelius Prize 2013 and the Finland Prize 2013.

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences. These days she writes books for young adults and children, and travels the world talking about them.


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