Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

The Face on the Milk Cartoon by Caroline B Cooney

 THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON is so emotionally riveting that you’ll have a hard time putting the book down. Once you have finished it you will want  to get the next one in the series, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JANIE? 

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 her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

Caroline Cooney masterfully portrays teenagers going about their normal lives, while skillfully building the suspense to the shocking surprise ending.


April 22, 2013 Posted by | Family/Relationships, Suspense | | Leave a comment