Mila 2.0

Mila 2.0

Streaming Audiobook - 2013
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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. A compulsively readable sci-fi thriller, Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza's bold debut and the first book in an action-filled, Bourne Identity-style trilogy.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062268273
0062268279
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (11hr., 43 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Sands, Tara
hoopla digital
Uniform Title: Mila two point zero

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SashaE
Aug 20, 2016

I really enjoyed this book!!
It was a little hard to start reading, Then when I got into it. I couldn't stop. Mila is scared and confused and has to cope with being a android.
This book reminded me of the book CINDER.
I really enjoyed this book!

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afry882
Jun 26, 2014

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.

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emilyswartzer
Aug 25, 2013

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.

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XIAOYAN XU
Aug 16, 2013

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.

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s_kundrik
Jul 07, 2013

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.

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stepha89
Jun 18, 2013

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.

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tessabanessa
Jun 15, 2013

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!

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kesha1123
Apr 27, 2013

A sci-fi Pinnochio.

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neocarleen
Dec 18, 2013

“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.”

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neocarleen
Dec 18, 2013

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

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tessabanessa
Jun 15, 2013

"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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stepha89
Jun 18, 2013

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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stepha89
Jun 18, 2013

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

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stepha89
Jun 18, 2013

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

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