I’ve been meaning to pick up Debra Driza’s MILA 2.0 for quite a while – she was the Featured Author for March, and such a lovely guest!
When I first read the blurb for MILA 2.0, I knew I had to read it. An android who didn’t know she’s not human? Who has nightmares from her father’s death? Who might’ve just met the boy in school? Whose name isn’t the derivative she’s been told it is? How could you not want to read about Mila?
What you’ll find between the pages is the normal teen angst augmented by OMG-how-am-I-THIS?-angst, along with mad-at-mom-for-lying crankiness, suspicious-of-scientist worries, and what-if boy daydreams. Did I get it all? I sure hope so!
Oh, wait. I forgot the do-this-crud-so-others-don’t-pay-the-price resigned acceptance AND holy-cow-she-looks-just-like-me revelation. Ok, now I’ve got it all. Phew.
MILA 2.0 is entertaining and action-packed, and Mila herself joins the ranks of androids in popular culture, like the ones starring in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (and its movie-spawn Blade Runner) or the reincarnated Battlestar Galactica, among others. You’ll root for her as she undergoes her “tests”, you’ll cheer her on as she takes on the crap that’s thrown at her and shoves is back, and you’ll cross your fingers she makes it, all while hoping the evil-scientist-dude gets vaporized into nothingness.
Definitely add to your summer reading if fast-paced technology-inspired, military-infused YA is your thing.
drey’s rating: Pick it up!
Have you read MILA 2.0? What did you think?