The Face on the Milk Carton
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... show more
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?
Publish date: April 13th 1996
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Banned Books
Series: Janie Johnson (#1)
Eh. Duller than one would expect, but with some interesting ideas. I expect it is way more popular with an appropriate age group. I read it because it was banned, and I try to keep up with those out of sheer contrariness.Library copy
I was in the sixth grade. We were having one of those Scholastic book orders that made reading so exciting. This book caught my attention. What could be more captivating than a book about a kid finding out they're kidnapped?!! I begged my mom to order it and she did. Shortly thereafter, the book was...
I really didn't like this book, but I remeber reading it as a child and liking it more. I felt like there was no depth to the characters, all of a sudden their in love and we don't even really get to see their relationship buliding. Next her boyfriend is a self centered jerk. I wasn't a fan of the...
DNF. Something about the spasmatic nature of the main character was simply annoying to me. I mean, I know this is a big deal and all, but one page of run-on freaking out is good enough. After only a few pages I was reading only the dialogue just to skip ahead and find out why her face was on a milk ...
die 15-jährige Janie Johnson glaubt, den langweiligsten Namen der Welt zu haben und wünscht sich sehnlichst anders zu heißen Ihr wunsch wird erfüllt, als sie sich selbst auf der Verpackung einer Milchtüte erkennt, auf der ein dreijähriges Mädchen mit völlig anderem Namen abgebildet ist, das vor 12 ...