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Mila 2.0

Driza, Debra (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Sixteen-year-old Mila discovers she is not who--or what--she thought she was, which causes her to run from both the CIA and a rogue intelligence group.
Authors: Driza, Debra
Title: Mila 2.0
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Mila discovers she is not who--or what--she thought she was, which causes her to run from both the CIA and a rogue intelligence group.
Alternate Title: Mila two point zero
ISBN: 0062090364
9780062090362
Statement of Responsibility: Debra Driza
Subject Headings: Identity Fiction. Robots Fiction. Science fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Identity
Robots
Science fiction.
LCCN: 2012005248
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Jun 26, 2014
  • afry882 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Mila 2.0 is an okay entry into the realm of android themed young adult books, but lacks the depth and intensity of other novels in the same genre. If you are only looking for a fun and action packed book, Mila 2.0 is fine, but be prepared for the usual clichés and predictable plot twists/endings. Otherwise, I would recommend Partials, Variant, the Maximum Ride series and Specials (from the Uglies series) if you are interested in androids/robots or enhanced humans in young adult literature.

Aug 25, 2013
  • emilyswartzer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mila doesn't have any memories from her life before Clearwater MN. Well, she has a few, but these memories are fake. They don't belong. The ones that flash in the back of her mind. Fake. She learns in a most disturbing way that the life she knew, or thought she knew, isn't really hers. When Mila is thrown out of the back of her friend's truck, she sees wires and tubes instead of blood. Suddenly she questions everything. She is a military "project" called Mila 2.0 and it's launch date was only a few days before she moved to Clearwater. Indistinguishable from a sixteen-year old girl. She is an android. A robot. A machine. Her "mom" told her they moved to Clearwater because her dad died. Her dad didn't die, she doesn't have a dad. She is a lie, and so is her life.

Aug 16, 2013
  • XIAOYAN XU rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I finished reading this and I have to say Mila 2.0 was kind of disappointing. The plot moved along very slowly and I didn't feel very involved with the characters. There were no major plot twists or occasional sparks of humor either, but at least there was a lot of action and excitement and cool sci-fi spy stuff. I also didn't like (SPOILER ALERT) Hunter like Mila liked him. Even the ending was not an actual ending, and there was no hint that there would be a sequel so it was sort of a cliffhanger. Overall, I'd say the author created an interesting concept but this book isn't displaying it well at all.

A teenager discovers she is an android and goes on the run from the US military. This book has lots of action, but is still a tear-jerker as the character's life and humanity are stolen from her. It also is a good discussion piece for some of the ethical issues around AI and what it means to be a moral patient.

Jun 18, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While a typical teenage won't find themselves in Mila's shoes - finding out she's actually an android, albeit a very human-like one and that she's in hiding after being stolen from a secret branch of the military who wants her back - the main character, Mila, will still be easy to relate to as this new knowledge about her forces her to explore her identity and what it means to be human. Throw in twists and turns and butt-kicking action, and this is a book that will be hard to put down.

Jun 15, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MILA 2.0 is an interesting take on something hovering on the outskirts of what we all think is the future of technology. I think that it was well thought out and well written. I felt myself attach to the characters and the end left me wanting more.

The only part that really drew me back, was towards the middle-end I felt like the plot stopped progressing. I think it was necessary in a way, but I would have liked to have seen a little more growth with MILA during this lull in the book.

Regardless this was a great book that was unique and I think really separated itself from the crowd. I'm sure at some point it will make its way onto my reread list!

Apr 27, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A sci-fi Pinnochio.

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Jun 18, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jun 18, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A few instances of crude humor, but nothing particularly graphic.

Jun 18, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Action scenes plus references to torture, but nothing terribly graphic.

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“No matter what. I wouldn't let anyone change me. I wouldn't let them strip away whatever tiny parts of me were human. Assuming I had any humanity to lose.”

“No matter how big my attempts to hide from my true nature, it still existed. I was a machine, and a powerful one.”

Jun 15, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"No two people ever view the world from exactly the same perspective, understand things the same way, human or not. The best...we can do is try."
- Nicole Laurent (aka Mom) Page 452

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