Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word “WondLa”.
Oooh what a gorgeous book full of wonderful illustrations and a fantastical futurisic world that science fiction/fantasy fans dream of. I was reminded of Star Wars, The Never Ending Story, Alice in Wonderland, Logan’s Run as I read.
Nothing like I imagined and it has a tantalising ending which suggests there is more to come (it’s part of a trilogy apparently). Difficult concepts, a couple of graphically violent pieces and alien vocabulary probably make this an 11+ read. A great strong female lead character makes me wonder what boys will make of this book and it is a brilliant if slightly tricky introduction to science fiction for girls. Be warned, I cried a little at the end!