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"A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316522694
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 22 cm


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NerdyMuslim May 15, 2019

Well, this was all sorts of shades of relevant. I read this book in one sitting because the story was so compelling and the plot - only "15 minutes into our future" - sometimes feels all too possible.

Tigard_HollyCP May 12, 2019

Chilling cautionary tale that predicts a very near future of internment camps for Muslims based on the current political climate. Layla tells her story of being ripped from school, her boyfriend and her home to be imprisoned in an internment camp for Muslims. The president in the story is never named, but it is very clear who the president is based on phrases like "Make America Great Again." Despite a couple of weaknesses I observed, overall I thoroughly appreciated this book and did not want to put it down. I found some of the characters a little too hyperbolic, but that may have been what the author intended in a time when the current president himself seems hyperbolic. I also felt like the ending was just a little too clean.

OPL_KrisC May 07, 2019

A scary and emotional look at what happens when a Muslim ban is put in effect and Muslims are sent to internment camps.

Apr 02, 2019

In this extremely timely story of a scenario that seems all too likely in today's political climate, Layla's family has been forcibly rounded up and held at an internment camp for Muslim Americans. Well written and fast paced, you'll breeze through this book quickly. The storyline wrapped up a bit too tidily in my opinion, which is where it became a tad unrealistic to me. However, as a YA novel, it makes sense. Read it!


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