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The Face on the Milk Carton - Caroline B. Cooney - Bogormen
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The Face on the Milk Carton - Caroline B. Cooney
Title: The Face on the Milk Carton
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Genre: YA
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 184
Date read: August, 2009

Janie is living a pretty perfect life until one day at lunch she sees a missing person on a milk carton and the little girl looks strangely familiar... it is her. She is 3 years old in the picture and realizes that she has never seen any of her baby pictures... she then has never seen her birth certificate. Her neighbors say that she moved in when she was 5 and she hasn't seen any pictures of when she was younger than five. Could her parents really have kidnapped her?!

Excellent concept, not-so-excellent execution. The plot idea is absolutely thrilling - suddenly realising that your parents are actually not your parents, but that you've been kidnapped, not knowing how to react, who to turn to or who to trust.

Unfortunately Caroline Cooney's didn't quite have the skills to pull it off, and therefore the writing seemed occasionally choppy and the emotions unrealistic.

Still, the story itself was really interesting, so I definitely want to read the rest of the series.

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