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Cover Reveal: PICK THE LOCK by A.S. King

It’s cover reveal day! From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King comes a weird and insightful new novel about a girl intent on picking the lock of her toxic family. Pick the Lock is coming to shelves September 24, 2024.

Scroll down to see the cover and read more, and remember to preorder your copy here.

Cover design by Kristie Radwilowicz 

Jane Vandermaker-Cook would like her mother back. As Jane’s mother tours the world to support the family, Jane lives and goes to school in a Victorian mansion with her younger brother and their mendacious father who confines Jane’s mother to a system of pneumatic tubes whenever she’s at home. And then there’s weirdly ever-present Aunt Finch, Milorad the gardener, and his rat, Brutus. For Jane, this all seems normal until she suddenly gains access to the files for a lifetime of security-camera videos—her lifetime.

A.S. King’s latest surrealist masterpiece follows Jane’s bizarre and brilliant journey to reconnect with her mother by breaking out of her shell and composing a punk opera.

Penguin Teen