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What is the falling action in the book The Face on the Milk Carton? Please help

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The falling action in the book occurs after Lizzie has explained Janie's kidnapping to the Johnsons.  As Janie's parents process the information, we watch them experience intense, conflicting emotions.  We see Janie's relief and worry as she waits to see what course of action they choose to take.  Finally, we witness Janie's inner turmoil as her mother dials her New Jersey family and hands her the phone.

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