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What is the climax of the Face on the Milk Carton?

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yazzydee | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 26, 2009 at 3:43 AM via web

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What is the climax of the Face on the Milk Carton?

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cjrocks | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 18, 2009 at 5:33 AM (Answer #1)

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wat i think is when reece and jannie skipped school and went to new jersey to find jannie's mom

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kmolina | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 26, 2009 at 9:02 AM (Answer #2)

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its when she goes to New Jersey and sees her "brothers"

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dastice | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted June 27, 2010 at 1:47 PM (Answer #3)

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The climax in the book takes place in chapter 17.  Janie places a summary of the details of her kidnapping in one of the envelopes she had typed her return address onto in typing class.  Later, "feeling spooky," she addresses the envelope to the Spring family.  On her way to her last class, Janie looks for the envelope and finds it is gone.  In a panic, she rushes to find Reeve so she can get his sister Lizzie's phone number.  At the end of the chapter we find out that she intends to have Lizzie call the Spring family before they receive her letter in the mail and call the police.

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nitro | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM (Answer #4)

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The climax occurs on the very last page of the novel when Janie decides to call the Springs because it is the turnung point, the post intense part of the novel and it is when Janie discovers significant.

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