The Face on the Milk Carton, by by Caroline B. Cooney

Hey everyone, it’s Alex, and this is, TheBookBeat.org. So, instead of doing my review on, The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck, I’m doing my review on, The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney.

Janie Johnson is an ordinary girl growing up in Connecticut. She has good friends, a boyfriend who adores her, and parents who love her. So when she’s at lunch one day, and she sees a picture-on a milk carton-of a three year old girl that was kidnapped more than twelve years ago, she somehow thinks that the girl is she. Janie can remember wearing the dress that the little girl wore in the picture, the little girl looks just like her, and Janie is soon filled with memories of her old family, and herself at age three. Is the girl on the milk carton Janie or not? Will Janie tell her parents what she’s discovered? Will Janie discover what happened more than twelve years ago, or will she live the rest of her life a lie?

I loved this book! It was exciting, dangerous, eerie, and romantic. I only would have changed a couple of things, like making the book longer, and focusing on the romance a bit more, even though this book was focusing more on the mystery. I especially like how the book ended on a cliffhanger, because it leaves the reader yearning for more. I loved this book, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Thanks for watching, TheBookBeat.org, and tune in next week for my review on the sequel to the book, Whatever happened to Janie, by Caroline B. Cooney.

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