The Face on the Milk Carton Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is centered around Janie Johnson. Janie is a typical teenager who is getting excited about finally getting her license to drive. Her worlde gets turned upside down, however when she is in the lunchroom one day and sees a familiar face on the back of a milk carton, her own! She is convinced that that is her on the carton and, with the help of her neighbor and new boyfriend Reeve, sets out to find the truth. Was she really born to Frank and Miranda Johnson or was she taken from a shopping mall in New Jersey so many years ago?
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The review of this Book prepared by Steve Stelloh

A 15 year old girl finds out she is kidnapped and tries to keep it a secret. Eventually, the secret comes out. In the end, the girl calls her real family.
The review of this Book prepared by Brooke Milne

This book is about a fifteen year old girl having an identity crisis. In the end she solves this crisis.
The review of this Book prepared by A.E.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing

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