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The Face on the Milk Carton

by Caroline B. Cooney

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When I read the summary for this book I was hooked and once I started reading it was hard to put down. However, the story was too sad for me. I finished the book but I will not be reading the next 3 in this series. Kidnapping is a scary and real topic and it bothered me to read about what happened to this girl at 3 years old. The author did a great job telling the story and the characters were very believable. I hear this is a movie so I probably will watch the movie to find out what really happens to this girl. I also read that this is based on a true story but I am not sure if that is factual yet. Either way, Cooney is an excellent storyteller and I do recommend this series. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
I read this so long ago I can't really remember it. ( )
  joyhclark | Jan 20, 2016 |
My students love this series. So far, girls only.
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
After noticing that a missing little girl on a milk carton looks very familiar, Janie becomes obsessed with the carton, carrying it with her everywhere she goes. Slowly she begins to have flashbacks, memories of the little girl and this other life, with other parents. Janie battles her thoughts and feelings as she struggles to figure out what happened to that girl in the shopping mall in New Jersey. How could it possibly have been her, when her amazing parents could never be capable of something like kidnapping? But where are these memories coming from if it isn't? With the help of her neighbor and new love interest, Reeve, Janie will discover the truth about the kidnapping, her parents, and the little girl Jennie.

AR level: 4.8 UG
Lexile: 660
Recommended for: teens ( )
  liblb | Nov 19, 2014 |
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Nobody ever paid close attention to the faces that appeared at the back of the milk cartons. However, one day Janie Johnson glanced at the back of the milk carton. It was a face of a three year old girl with her hair in pig tails, wearing a white collar dress. It said that the three year old girl had been kidnapped twelve years ago from a shopping mall. Janie first didn't realize that the girl on the milk carton was her, but the three year old girl was Janie Johnson.

With shock, Janie started to find clues, because she possibly couldn’t believe that her parents had kidnapped her. However, the clues that Janie had put together didn’t make any sense. What really happened twelve years ago? How did Janie end up showing in the milk carton that she had been kidnapped?
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No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar--a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey--she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl--it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

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A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

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