In the movie The Darkest Minds, based on the YA novel of the same name, after a disease kills 98% of America’s children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Amandla Stenberg, Rue from The Hunger Games, plays the main character, Ruby.
Ruby Daly never thought she would survive the horrible plague that killed 98% of America’s children, but she did. Those who survived the disease were left with unnatural powers that could only be described by a color: the greens (super intelligent), the blues (telekinesis), the yellows (control over electricity), the oranges (power over the mind), and the reds (control fire). Ruby is an orange, a dangerous one. She is sent to Thurmond, an internment camp for kids like her. She is miserable there and scared of what happened to the others like her. She hides under the facade that she is a green and watches as those like her are taken away. She escapes this horrible place with the help of the children’s league, and from there her life changes forever.