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Mila 2.0 Hardcover – March 12, 2013
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'Mila 2.0' was an edgy science fiction novel that far exceeded my expectations. It follows Mila as she and her mother have to relocate to the small town in Minnesota after the fire that killed her father. She's having some trouble adjusting to the change, but finally makes a connection with a cute new guy when things go terribly wrong. After a car accident one day after school, Mila discovers the dark secret her mother has been keeping from her: she isn't really a girl at all but an android developed to blend in with teenage girls without detection. The woman she thought was her mother is really one of the scientists who helped create her and her father - along with his death - and the rest of Mila's memories were all implanted into her. Now the government has found their hiding spot and they will stop at nothing until Mila is back at the compound and her mother is punished for stealing her. Even though Mila's world is crashing down around her and the android functions that were suppressed are now coming out - she still can't shake the gut feeling that she's more than just a robot. She's a girl with real feelings and emotions. She needs to keep her mother and herself safe at all costs - even if it means using becoming more android than human.
This was a truly unique and fantastically imagined science fiction novel. I didn't think I would be able to connect with a main character who was a robot - but I instantly liked Mila. She was full of pain over her father's death and she was dealing with so many typical teen problems - a new school, making friends, crushing on a guy, etc. When she found out the truth about herself, I was just as confused and crushed as she was.Read more ›
Speaking of narrative voices..Debra's writing was awesome. She presents the story well, with intense scenes, emotional scenes, and that occasionally scene in the middle. Something I love about reading YA is connecting to the characters that are my age. Feeling and connecting with emotions that I have on a regular basis. In Mila, we've got the full palette of teenage emotion and it feels totally balanced. Brava Debra! It was very fun to read, with her wit and humor woven in. Gotta love that stuff.
A Hunter. What can I say. Gotta love a hunk who gets you. The romance was pretty awesome. And they totally have some chemistry right from the start. I will say that it was kinda predictable. But it's still adorable nontheless. So, all in all. Love it. Great combo of expression and writing. Emotions abound and there's quite a bit of action. Thumbs up!
Content: Mild (Some mile instances of language)
I really loved all of Mila's Android capabilities, too - they're so much fun! I loved how she discovered or was told each one, and the part they all played. It was so creative, and her flaw of emotions were brilliant to see. There is one part that I'm not going to spoil, but let's just say we get to see what she's supposed to be versus how she's "too human," and it is fantastic. Such a great additional element to this story.
There's really not much else I can say about Mila 2.0, except this is an amazing debut from an equally amazing writer. You're immediately drawn in, and even though it is a hefty word count (almost 500 pages!), you won't even notice it. You fly through the pages because there's a certain ease to Debra's writing that just connects to you. Seriously, reading this is like watching a movie! There are so many fantastic scenes that have a great tension or emotion or feeling to it, and I can't recommend it enough.Read more ›
Why the first part of the novel doesn't work for me: To start there is a big build up where Mila and her best friend are both into Hunter. Kaylee becomes very nasty to Mila very quickly. Buy the middle part of the book, Hunter and Kaylee are both gone from the plot. I felt like I was invested in that story and to have it just be gone immediately bothered me. And I didn't like that we knew Mila's secret from the back of the book. It would have been much more exciting had it been revealed to the reader as it was revealed to Mila. What did work for me: I really liked Hunter and I liked the the scenes where Mila's true identity start to reveal itself.
The middle part of the novel is an 'on the run' story. This may have been the most exciting part of the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started reading this book expecting a normal young adult, teen romance novel. I was in for a surprise when a third of the way through, I found myself reading a science fiction... Read morePublished 3 days ago by A Chick Who Reads
Mila 2.0 was a quick and entertaining read. Some of the character choices fell flat, as they were exposed as insurance that the story could continue.Published 9 days ago by RubyRenee
This book was unique from the start. The reader really got a feel for what Mila was going through. I was hooked a couple chapters in. Definitely recommendPublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
In MILA 2.0, Mila discovers that she's an android when she gets in a car accident and doesn't get hurt.
What intrigued me: Give me all the A.I. novels, I love them! Read more
To slow in the storyline, lots of action but leaves you nowhere at the end of the book.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a good book. It has lots of action and a love interest. I think middle schoolers will like it.Published 5 months ago by t smith
I loved the idea for this book and enjoyed the first half very much. The last half, though, drug by. Read morePublished 5 months ago by reader78
***I received this book as a gift
Hunter and Lucas are by far the most interesting, compassionate, developed characters in the story. Read more
Fun and action-packed. Mila is a loveable character and the ghost in the shell theory is one we need to all be thinking about as we enter the world of robots.Published 6 months ago by Melanie Abbott