Author: Samira Ahmed
Genre: Contemporary, dystopia
Age Range: 13+
Published: By Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on March 19th, 2019
Content Warning: Islamophobia, racism, torture, mental trauma and death
Format I Read: Kindle e-book
Note: I received a free digital ARC of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review
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.