Samira Ahmed

fiction Contemporary Young Adult
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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 422 ratings (see reviews)


challenging 63%
dark 63%
tense 54%
emotional 45%
sad 45%
reflective 36%
informative 27%
inspiring 27%
adventurous 18%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 9%


fast 50%
medium 30%
slow 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | N/A: 12%

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