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The Face on the Milk Carton
The Face on the Milk Carton
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
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 fel...  more
ISBN-13: 9780440220657
ISBN-10: 0440220653
Publication Date: 5/1/1991
Pages: 184
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4 stars, based on 213 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I haven't found a child that didn't like this book :) It is a suspenseful read that isn't too difficult.

Some of us are old enough to remember when the pictures of missing children were featured on milk cartons.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I've seen the movie based on this book and the sequel. The book was a fast read but well-written. And it leaves off on a cliffhanger, so you might want to make sure you have the next book before starting this one.
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This is the first book in the Janie series, and the only one of the 4 I really enjoyed, although it does leave you with more questions than answers.

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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Maybe a good story for teens but I got bored quickly, I won't pass this copy along as it very old and not what I consider good shape.
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This is the second in this series I've read about child abduction. Telling the story from the child's viewpoint at 16 is quite interesting. When a teenager finds her face on a milk carton she begins to remember her lost childhood. She was abducted at age three and the memories come back slowly, stimulated at first by the dress the little girl is wearing that she remembered. The vacillating emotions seem natural as she wonders what her parents were like but still she loves the parents she now has. Did her current parents taker her from her original family? I think the author caught the emotions quite well - so well that at times I felt like crying with this young woman. How the story is resolved continues in following books.
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A good book, suspenseful. i would recommend it for young adults


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