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

    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 ...

  • Lala BooksandLala

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

  • 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 ...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar

    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...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    4.5 starsInternment is not a perfect story. But it is so, so powerful.Especially given recent events, books that fight Islamophobia are so important and I hope they will show future generations the co...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    check out this cover!! this premise is going to be so hard to get right but I think Samira Ahmed is just the person to do it 👌...

  • mk 🦖

    I thought this book had a good message at an important time but would have been much better in a different writer’s hands, or perhaps if it had taken a more mature tone. I thought the writing was so...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    When the president's new Exclusion Act sends American-Muslims into "camps," Layla decides that enough is enough. She's going to fight back. No matter what the cost.Four years ago, this book's premise ...

  • Rushda

    2.5 - thought it had moments of real, powerful strength, certain events towards the end of the book brought down the rating.weirdly enough, the trump-era setting of this book is one of its weaknesses....