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The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney

The Voice on the Radio (original 1996; edition 1998)

by Caroline B. Cooney

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Title:The Voice on the Radio
Authors:Caroline B. Cooney
Info:Laurel Leaf (1998), Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
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The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney (1996)



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I am still enjoying this series, however, with each book I dislike Reeve more and more. I didn't like him in the first book, all he cared about was sex. I understand that is how most teenage boys are but it made it very difficult to believe that he really cared for Janie they way she described that he did. He was ok in the second book but in this one he was just a complete ass! Hoping he will redeem himself by the end of the series but I am already half way through the fourth book and it isn't looking good. Other than that I love everything else about these books! ( )
  KeriLynneD | Sep 20, 2016 |
Cooney is one of the best young adult authors I've come across. She writes books starring realistic characters but with enough drama and intrigue to keep the reader going long after they have outgrown young adult novels. Reading this book about ten years after my initial reading has done nothing to dull the story. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
The saga of Janie Johnson/Jenny Spring continues. Her boyfriend, Reeve, is now at college and trying to be a DJ on the college station. But, finding that he has nothing from his own life, Reeve decides to share all the gory details of Janie's kidnapping and "real" family. Of course, Janie goes to Boston to surprise Reeve for a weekend and tunes into his show only to find her families' tragedy being broadcast across Boston. ( )
  LaneLiterati | Apr 17, 2013 |
Awesome addition to the Janie Quartet! I really loved that Cooney did more in depth exploration of the characters' personalities and emotions; it's not just all surface feelings/living in the moment anymore. Jodie, Brian, and Reeve seem to be the most realistic, dynamic characters for me and are fascinating to investigate. Janie's emotional growth, on the other hand, seemed a bit more unnatural to me; it seemed to go catharsis, growth, catharsis, growth. No gradual change, no setbacks: just leaps of growth. The final catharsis was truly beautiful; Janie's talk with her "mom" - Mrs. Spring - had me fighting back tears. I absolutely love the change we've seen in Mrs. Spring in this installment. I look forward to the next book. ( )
  benuathanasia | Feb 27, 2013 |
This is third book in the "Face on the Milk Carton" series. Janie's boyfriend, Reeve, has left for college while Janie is slowly coming to terms with both sets of her parents. When Reeve begins working at the college radio station, he finds himself telling Janie's story. Immediately he feels guilty, but he continues to share her story night after night on the radio. I thought that this book was a bit of a let-down. I do not like the way the characters have developed. Reeve comes across as a jerk, while Janie appears to be a whiny brat. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Jul 11, 2011 |
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for Harold,
who knew what happened to Reeve

and with thanks to Lynne Kawkins, a
great line editor

to Sayre, whose idea of editing is "Wow, Mom,
this is perfect!"

and to Beverly Horowitz, my editor,
whose ideas are perfect
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440219779, Mass Market Paperback)

The Voice on the Radio, now in paperback, is the highly anticipated companion to The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie?, by best selling author Caroline B.  Cooney:

Janie's life finally seems to be settling down.  But she really misses Reeve Shields, her boyfriend who is away at college.  Reeve is overwhelmed by his new college life, and when he is asked to host a late-night radio show, he cannot turn it down.  But he is stressed, and he finds himself spilling Janie's secrets on the air, certain that Janie will never find out.  But will Janie have to pay for Reeve's lapse in judgement?

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Companion book to the bestselling novels "The face on the milk carton" and "Whatever happened to Jane?"

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