Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Edition Language:English
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    Internment Reviews

  • Hannah Greendale

    A powerful premise that crumbles under weak execution. According to Ahmed, Internment takes place '"fifteen minutes" into America's future.'* It's a terrifying "What if?" that sees seventeen-year-old ...

  • megs_bookrack

    This hurts my heart, y'all. I do not want to write this review.Internment was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, I'm so sad it didn't work for me.One reason for my excitement was that this nove...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Important topic. Horrifying circumstances. Necessary perspective. Just could have been better as an overall narrative. Fuller review within this video:

  • Bang Bang Books

    A two star is harsh-I know but it had to be done.Last year I said I was no longer going to say that a writer is bad; I was going to start saying that their writing was not for me. In this case, I'll h...

  • Jenna

    (Scene of barrack homes at Manzanar, a War Relocation Authority Center for citizens of Japanese ancestry during WWII, by Dorothea Lange)Internment is a timely work of fiction, imagining what could eas...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    Original review posted on my blog : Word Wonders TW: Islamophobia, slurs, displacement, internment camp, violence, torture, electrocution, gunshots, death.If you know me, you know that this one of my ...

  • Vicky Again

    Internment is not a perfect story. But it is so, so powerful.I know people will say that this book sounds “exaggerated” or “tries too hard,” but I personally disagree with the idea that Intern...

  • jv poore

    I really and truly wanted to write a review for this phenomenal YA fiction that is so perilously close kinda takes my breath away. I cannot find the words. Read it. If you dare....

  • Saajid Hosein

    Miss Samira came through with the book, but left with my wig. ...

  • halfirishgrin

    There is a lot to love about this book, especially since it focuses on some grim realities for Muslims in our world today, along with the possibility of a pretty grim future for us too. I'm mostly rat...