The Face on the Milk Carton Questions and Answers
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What are some observations and conclusions about The Face on the Milk Carton?

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This story is about a girl named Janie Johnson who one day discovers her picture on a milk carton as a missing person.

One observation is that the concept of putting the pictures of missing persons on milk cartons is a concept that is obsolete. No longer is this something that is done. Therefore, this story could not happen in today's society.

As the story proceeds, Janie discovers that the people she believes are her parents are actually not her parents. Their daughter, a girl named Hannah, joined a cult and then lied to her parents about having a daughter named Janie. In fact, Hannah kidnapped Janie from her real parents. A conclusion about this is that in today's society, cults still exist. Unfortunately, kidnappings happen as well. Luckily for Janie, the parents who raised her understand what her real parents must be feeling and decide to do the right thing and let Janie contact her real family.

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