Internment by Samira Ahmed

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TITLE: Internment

AUTHOR: Samira Ahmed

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2019

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

SYNOPSIS: 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.

MY REVIEW: What a powerful read, it left me speechless..

In this novel, when the current president implements a new Exclusion Act that sends American-Muslims into camps, Layla decides its time to stand up for what’s right, and fight back! 

This novel is set “15 minutes into the future” and it’s difficult to think that our nation, in reality,  would ever seclude its own citizens for “fear” or “protection” of the country. But in fact, haven’t we been witness to this in the past? (Slavery) And even currently?? What is our nation doing to innocent immigrants trying to enter this country? Tearing apart families because they are entering illegally, placing them in constrained spaces, similar to camps..

It’s a hard reality, and one that our nation needs a lot of improvement on.. this topic hits very close to home, and as a Mexican American, who has worked extremely hard to be where she is today. I want others to have these same opportunities. We are in the land of opportunity. so let’s give opportunities..

Thank You #LittleBrownBooksforYoungReaders & #TheNovl for providing me with this beautiful finished copy in exchange for an honest review!

❥Ellie RG

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