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Caroline B. Cooney

Author of The Face on the Milk Carton

116+ Works 22,099 Members 504 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Caroline Cooney was born in 1947 in Geneva, New York. She studied music, art, and English at various colleges, but never graduated. She began writing while in college. Her young adult books include The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio, What Janie Found, show more No Such Person, and the Cheerleaders Series. She received an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults for Driver's Ed and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for Twenty Pageants Later. Two of her titles, The Rear View Mirror and The Face on the Milk Cartoon, were made into television movies. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Caroline B. Cooney

The Face on the Milk Carton (1990) 3,556 copies
Whatever Happened to Janie? (1993) 1,659 copies
The Voice on the Radio (1996) 1,218 copies
Code Orange (2005) 1,113 copies
What Janie Found (2000) 890 copies
Flight #116 Is Down! (1992) 684 copies
Both Sides of Time (1995) 562 copies
Goddess of Yesterday (2002) 538 copies
Burning Up (1999) 496 copies
Out of Time (1996) 473 copies
Wanted! (1997) 464 copies
Driver's Ed (1996) 459 copies
Enter Three Witches (2007) 397 copies
Diamonds in the Shadow (2007) 384 copies
Emergency Room (1994) 375 copies
The Terrorist (1997) 374 copies
The Ransom of Mercy Carter (2001) 363 copies
Prisoner of Time (1998) 331 copies
For All Time (2001) 313 copies
If the Witness Lied (2009) 301 copies
Fog (1989) 296 copies
Freeze Tag (1992) 278 copies
Twins (1996) 275 copies
Janie Face to Face (2013) 256 copies
Three Black Swans (2012) 249 copies
Flash Fire (1996) 246 copies
They Never Came Back (2010) 245 copies
Fire (1990) 233 copies
Snow (1990) 222 copies
Deadly Offer (1992) 220 copies
The Stranger (1994) 210 copies
Hush Little Baby (1999) 199 copies
Fatal Bargain (1993) 195 copies
Evil Returns (1992) 183 copies
Fatality (2001) 180 copies
Mummy (1769) 177 copies
A Friend at Midnight (2006) 171 copies
Hit the Road (2006) 166 copies
The Perfume (1993) 163 copies
Tune in Anytime (1999) 160 copies
Among Friends (1987) 155 copies
Family Reunion (1989) 150 copies
No Such Person (2015) 123 copies
Twenty Pageants Later (1991) 113 copies
The Lost Songs (2011) 79 copies
Saturday Night (1986) 58 copies
The Party's Over (1991) 54 copies
Night School (1996) 52 copies
Losing Christina Collection (2006) 51 copies
Last Dance (1987) 48 copies
What Janie Saw (2012) 47 copies
New Year's Eve (1988) 40 copies
An April Love Story (1981) 40 copies
Unforgettable (1994) 37 copies
Camp Girl-Meets-Boy (1988) 37 copies
Summer Nights (1988) 34 copies
Forbidden (1993) 34 copies
The Rah Rah Girl (1987) 33 copies
Trying Out (1985) 30 copies
Safe as the Grave (1979) 30 copies
Don't Blame the Music (1986) 28 copies
Rear-View Mirror (1980) 26 copies
Operation Homefront (1992) 25 copies
Camp Reunion! (1988) 23 copies
Nancy and Nick (1982) 23 copies
He Loves Me Not (1982) 22 copies
I'm Not Your Other Half (1984) 21 copies
Killer Instinct (2009) 19 copies
Toxic Beauty (2009) 18 copies
Holly in Love (1983) 18 copies
The Personal Touch (1982) 15 copies
Rumors (1985) 15 copies
The Morning After (1985) 13 copies
Saying Yes (1987) 13 copies
Deadly Rumours (2009) — Author — 12 copies
The Bad and the Beautiful (1985) 11 copies
Sand Trap (1983) 11 copies
All the Way (1985) 10 copies
Nice Girls Don't (1746) 9 copies
Ransom of Mercy Carter (2001) 6 copies
The Paper Caper (1981) 6 copies
A Night to Remember (2009) 5 copies
Sun, Sea and Boys (1984) 3 copies
Le secret de l'auberge (1993) 3 copies
Venin de parfum (1992) 3 copies
Summer Love (1990) 3 copies
Cheerleaders: Bk. 4-6 (1989) 2 copies
A stage set for love (1983) 2 copies
Wrong Good Deed: A Novel (2022) 2 copies
Suntanned Days (1985) 1 copy
057-JUMELLES -LES (1995) 1 copy
Den nya flickan (1989) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1947-05-10
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Geneva, New York, USA
Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Westbrook, Connecticut, USA
Madison, Connecticut, USA
Short biography
This author writes suspense, horror and mystery books for teens.

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Reviews

Title: Cheerleaders - Trying Out (#1)
 
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Sanakan | May 25, 2024 |
In 1964, Christaphine is married to Tommy when she discovers that he is planning to commit a horrible crime. She knows that she must stop him, but in doing so, she realizes that she can never return. Now, it is 2014, and Clemmie is pulled out of church by her friend, Muffin. Muffin tells Clemmie that she has seen a man from her past, and it terrifies her.
Clemmie is also running from a secret past, and feels a kinship with Muffin. Clemmie understands what it is to run from your past.
 
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rmarcin | 3 other reviews | Apr 24, 2024 |
Janie Johnson is sick of being ordinary. She's a 90s kid. When she looks at a milk in the cafeteria, she recognizes herself as a little kid on the carton. Her family has secrets and she's scared to death about what she might uncover. She falls for the boy next door. She keeps the milk carton and a journal. The knowing and wondering tears her apart. She spends a lot of time in tears. The ending comes abruptly leading into the next volume.
Felt like it hasn't aged that well.
½
 
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ewyatt | 79 other reviews | Apr 10, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 1 other review | Feb 19, 2024 |

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Works
116
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3
Members
22,099
Popularity
#969
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
504
ISBNs
743
Languages
6
Favorited
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