The Face on the Milk Carton

by Caroline B. Cooney, Caroline Bruce

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What are the main events and conflicts in The Face on the Milk Carton?

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The conflict in "The Face on the Milk Carton" goes to the heart of the parent and child relationship.  Is it one based on a lifetime of love and honesty or a pack of lies?  16-year-old Janie Johnson is faced with an emotionally devastating question.  Did her loving parents kidnap her from a New Jersey shopping mall when she was only three-years-old?  It's possible the answer is yes, because Janie has discovered her toddler picture on the side of a milk carton.  She believes her "real" parents are still looking for their missing child.  "The Face on the Milk Carton" takes you through Janie's emotional journey to discover the truth and how to handle it.

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