The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, Caroline Bruce

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What are some quotes in The Face on the Milk Carton that show things are changing for the better?

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In Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton, sixteen-year-old Janie Johnson sees a photo of three-year-old Jennie Spring on a milk carton and immediately notices a similarity between the child and herself. The caption under Jennie's picture indicates that she was kidnapped some thirteen years earlier. In addition to a physical resemblance, Janie also believes she remembers the dress Jennie wears in the photo and begins to wonder whether she is the kidnapped child. When she finds the dress in the attic and her parents will not provide her birth certificate, she concludes that she is, indeed, Jennie and that the loving parents who spend much of their time giving back to the community stole her from her biological family years before.

This causes Janie to question everything about her life and her parents. How can they be good people if they kidnapped her? Yet, they have always seemed to be moral and upright. Moreover, this crisis occurs at a time when many young adults question...

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