Detained

Salla Simukka

Original title: Lukitut

Author: Salla Simukka

Published: 2020

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Pages: 200

Reading material:

English sample

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.


Praise:

”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

”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

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA: Pegasus

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About author

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.  Where It All Begin, published in 2022, is her first novel for adults

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.  She has written books for young adults and children, and now also for adults, and travels the world talking about them.

Bibliography


2022, Literary Fiction

Salla Simukka

Where It All Begins


2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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In the Dark I Can Be Yours


2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Detained


2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!


2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

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Sisterland


2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As Black as Ebony


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As Red as Blood


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As White as Snow


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Elsewhere


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Salla Simukka

Without a trace