{The Face on the Milk Carton: Caroline B Cooney}The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Series: Janie Johnson Series
Published by Ember on May 22, 2012
Genres: Movie Adaptation, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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?

{My thoughts} – I really liked this book. It was a nice fast read that had a combination of teenage love mixed in with a little bit of mystery. It’s about a 15 year-old girl that sees a milk carton with a photo on it that she believes is her and she battles with herself through a majority of the book on who she really is. If she is the girl her parents raised or if she belongs to some other family entirely. When the book comes to a close she finally admits she is in fact the child on the milk carton and with the help of the parents who raised her she reaches out to talk to her biological family. Its really kinda emotional towards the end but so worth the time to read.

Final Conclusion: 4 Star Rating.