Internment - book cover
Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Published : 19 Mar 2019
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0316522694
  • ISBN-13 : 9780316522694
  • Language : English


An instant New York Times bestseller!
"Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly

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 camp's Director and his guards.
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Editorial Reviews

An instant New York Times bestseller

Readers Top Reviews

Jenn B
One of the best books I've read in a long time.
It's rare that I take the time to write a review, since I'd rather be reading more books. However, as a librarian, a teacher, and a human being, I feel that this is an important book worth the time. It's set seemingly now, under an administration that runs on fear and hate. Hm. While it focuses on Muslim-American internment, the parallels are there to the treatment of migrants and refugees in countries around the world. The book focuses on the story of one teen girl who is brave enough to try and speak out, to try and fight back. Some smooching, some swear words, but mostly a powerful YA novel that makes us question how we treat and think about others, and think about the power of one person against a seemingly greater force. We need more contemporary novels like this one.
Amazing, thought-provoking, terrifying. Great read for our adult book club.
Jessica ViteraHayley
This book is plain garbage. It is every left wing talking point, some not even relative to the story, just a way to take shots. The ironic part to me is the author is complaining about a hateful and divisive government; yet, then her book screams hate and division. Her disdain for white people couldn't be more clear. Once you get past the liberal agenda, the story itself is Twilight meets the Hunger Games....Not very impressive or even creative for that matter! My biggest issue is the young demographic the novel seems to target (The book is located in the TEEN section of the library). I find that to be the most appalling feature! Young, influential, and maybe uneducated, minds being told lies to create fear. Additionally, if a young white teen were to read this, they could hate themselves when all is said and done. Don't waste your time with this one! You get enough of it from the media
StevieNatalia De Jes
I had very high hopes for this book. After reading the summary I was filled with anticipation, is it going to be like the holocaust? Guantanamo? Nope. This book had such potential to be something really great. This is something that could become a real thing in our future. The execution however left much to be desired. I don't believe the author did any sort of research for a book like this. She has no basic knowledge of how any sort of camp or prison works or just chose to ignore anything practical. By far the one thing that I think just makes the whole story crap is that you wrote a 17-year-old starting a revolution inside the camp and stopping the Muslim internment. I think it was a poor choice to write a book about such an important topic and then make it about a girl who is obsessed with her boyfriend.

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