Internment by Samira Ahmed


Samira Ahmed

fiction Contemporary Young Adult
dark reflective tense medium-paced
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.

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summary of 359 ratings (see reviews)


challenging 75%
dark 62%
sad 62%
tense 62%
emotional 50%
inspiring 37%
reflective 37%
adventurous 25%
informative 25%
hopeful 12%
mysterious 12%


fast 42%
slow 28%
medium 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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