Mila 2.0 by Debra DrizaFriday, July 19, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
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Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.Mila lives with her mother and attends school in a small Minnesota town where she moved after the devastating loss of her father in a tragic house fire. She still cannot remember all of the details but wears his old flannel shirt like a security blanket. Mila has been the new kid in town until Hunter shows up at school. Kaylee, the resident “it” girl, decides she wants Hunter, but Hunter appears to be interested in Mila. Mila is interested too but doesn’t want to cause problems with Kaylee who readily accepted Mila when she first arrived in town. Kaylee turns on Mila and causes a potentially life-threatening accident that ultimately turns into a life-changing event as Mila discovers she is actually a sophisticated compilation of scientific advancements. Suddenly everyone is after Mila but she just wants to be an ordinary girl.
Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret 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. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.
Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity-style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel. --Goodreads