The Face on the Milk Carton Questions and Answers
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Why is the setting in The Face on the Milk Carton important to the story?

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The setting in The Face on the Milk Carton is important because it is so very normal. Janie lives in a suburban neighborhood in a nice, split-level, single-family home. Her house has all the amenities of a typical, upper-middle-class dwelling - "gleaming-white washer and dryer," stylish but serviceable furniture, photographs on the wall. The photographs show that Janie has participated in the usual family activities while growing up  - gymnastics, Girl Scouts, family...

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