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MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Synopsis: Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie.

She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past—that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much, and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.

Evading her enemies won't help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is and cope with everything she has had to leave behind. However, what she's becoming is beyond anyone's imagination, including her own, and that just might save her life.

Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza has the life-threatening, edge of your seat action of a dystopian novel without being about the end of the world.

The novel begins just after Mila’s father died in a fire and Mila’s mom has moved the two of them to Minnesota to heal. Mila can’t get her mother to talk and her friend, Kaylee, just wants to distract her, so Mila finds comfort in wearing her father’s shirt—and in sneaking out to spend time wrapped in Hunter’s arms.

But when Mila is thrown from the bed of Kaylee’s truck, she doesn’t feel any pain and her torn-open arm doesn’t bleed. All of a sudden, Mila learns that the problems she thought she had aren’t even real—and the problems she does have could cost her her life.

With her mother, Mila leaves Minnesota and starts to run. While Mila and her mother run from the man who created Mila and the men who want to steal her, Mila learns more about who she is. Government experiment. Not human. With less pain receptors than MILA 1.0 but more emotions than MILA 3.0. Despite what everyone is telling her, Mila is certain that she is human. Because she feels—for the woman who’s acted as her mother, for the boy who didn’t reject her after he saw the inside of her arm, for herself. Mila feels more than some of the people around her who are actually human do.

And Debra Driza makes her readers feel for Mila. Whenever it seemed possible that Mila might not make it, I could not tear my eyes from the page. When Mila lost someone close to her, I grieved with her. When she was reunited with the boy who made her feel the most human, I felt her happiness, her love.

I was absolutely blown away by the character Debra Driza created in Mila and the challenges she forced her to overcome. I cannot wait for more books in the series to come out so that I can dive back into Mila’s world.

Reviewed by: Stephanie

Rating: 5/5 DIAMONDS
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