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Internment

Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2020

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349003337

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‘Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that’s a must-read for everyone’s TBR’
Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying

‘A must-read . . . A heart-rending and all-too credible tale of sacrifice, the ugly face of authority and the courage of youth’ Sunday Times‘ Children’s Book of the Month

‘A tremendous novel’ the Guardian

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying ‘fifteen minutes in the future’ United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents.

With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the 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 questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.

‘Chillingly plausible’ Financial Times

If you enjoyed The Hate U Give, this should be at the top of your TBR pile Culturefly


Reviews

[A] magnetic novel . . . this is a story that seems uncomfortably prescient in these uncertain times, but it's also one of hope and resistance. Author Ahmed is proving herself to be a YA gem.
Stylist magazine
A tremendous novel.
the Guardian
Chillingly plausible, a story of hate ultimately becomes one of hope as Ahmed challenges readers to fight the complicit silence of racism.
The Bookseller, Ones to Watch
Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that's a must-read for everyone's TBR.
Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying
A timely YA novel set in a terrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' USA . . . In a world that's constantly creating boundaries and walls between races, religions and nations, Internment is a powerful and relevant book that reads less like a piece of fiction and more a scarily plausible future scenario. Yet what should resonate with readers is the hope at the heart of the tale. If you enjoyed The Hate U Give, this should be at the top of your TBR pile when March rolls around.
CultureFly
Very timely . . . A rallying call against the complicity of silence on modern racism
Independent
Chillingly plausible
Financial Times