July 18, 2020

#BookReview: Internment by Samira Ahmed

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.


Rating: ★★
My Review: I was so happy to get this one. It gave me the feel of a WWII book set in present day but with the Muslim religion vs. Jewish.  I think that for the most part I was pretty invested in the story and its characters.  But sadly it was bogged down by a ton of descriptions that slowed it down.  Around 80 pages or so I ended up giving up because I was just so bored. I started not caring about if the characters were going to survive or not. I did flip to the back of the story to see how it ends. And I have to say that although it does have an ending it was somewhat not what I was expecting.  Overall, if you don't mind books that are slow with a lot of descriptions then this one might be for you. 

SAMIRA AHMED was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices, and potpourri. She currently resides in the Midwest. She’s lived in Vermont, New York City, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, she taught high school English for seven years, worked to create over 70 small high schools in New York City, and fought to secure billions of additional dollars to fairly fund public schools throughout New York State. 

Her creative non-fiction and poetry has appeared in Jaggery Lit, Entropy, the Fem, Claudius Speaks and the Spine Out novelists series. 

Her debut novel, LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS is out January 16, 2018 from SoHo Teen.

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