The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton

eBook - 2006
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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?


From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2006
ISBN: 9780307567505
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 24, 2017

After seeing a photo of a girl on the milk carton, Janie suspects it to be herself, seeing many similarities between her and the girl in the photo. This incident then has her trying to recall her past and figuring out the many possibilities of what could’ve happened. Janie tries to ask her parents however they push her away, denying everything that she suspects and try to get her mind off of the topic. This leads Janie to do some additional research and finds an address which she visits with her caring boyfriend. Janie, however, can’t bring herself to speak to the people she thinks are her real parents and as time goes on, many deep secrets from the past arise in the moment and has Janie questioning who she can really trust. If Janie wants to continue moving forward in her life, it seems as though her only way is to study the past and overcome it. This novel had a great structure and character development however the main plot could have been portrayed better. There were some parts of the story which I found a bit predictable and dull. I would recommend this book. 3/5
- @booklover327 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Janie Johnson sees an old photograph of herself on a milk carton, what she doesn't realize is that noticing this would lead to a series of frightening discoveries. When she took this up to her parents, they denied and she tries on several occasions to contact her birth family, driving to go see them and even writes a letter but loses it, Janie doesn't have the courage to speak to them. This novel has a very interesting premise but this could have had more substance within it. There wasn't enough going on in the story to keep the audience occupied, thus it became very boring.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

ArapahoeKati Aug 01, 2017

I loved "The Face on the Milk Carton" for its simple and disturbing premise: what if you recognized yourself on a milk carton? True story: a child named Bonnie really did recognize herself on a milk carton. Read the facts here: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/milk-carton-kids/.

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Palvi2
Jun 30, 2016

This book is really good..In this book there is a girl name Jaine and later in the book she found out that she is adopted and she is trying to find her real parents.

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red_horse_2420
Aug 04, 2015

This is my favorite book,it is just wonderful

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MADKC4Ever
Sep 13, 2014

I've heard about this book for years, but I never got around to reading it. Finally, I did. And I didn't realize that it was a series; the book doesn't end with everything tied up like I thought it would. It was a great book, I loved it. It's a very quick read; not very long at all. I will definitely read the next one!

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Blue_Bookworm
Jan 02, 2012

I like this whole seris

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rebecca10
Oct 25, 2011

I think this book is very good!
I like how in the ending that it all made sense and didn't just gave everything away... a very good clip hanger!!!!!!!! 5 stars really good!

P.S. It's not scary young readers!

I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the second one in the series.

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nad56
Oct 05, 2010

i think that this book is amazing. Mysterious. But i reccomend it for all mystery lovers. If you don't like mysteries i don't recommend it

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