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The Face on the Milk Carton
By: Caroline B. Cooney


Main Characters

Janie Johnson-
Reeve Shields-
Sarah- Charlotte-
Adair-
Frank and Miranda Javensen/Johnson
Hannah-


Chapter 1 Questions

Why did Janie think she was kidnapped?

Do you think she really was kidnapped?

How did Janie's friends react when she told them that it was her face on the milk carton?

List and define three vocabulary words from this chapter you did not know.
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Chapter 2 Questions

What do you think Janie will do with the milk carton when she gets home?

What made Reeve think /feel he was the misfit in his family?

What was Janie's daymare?

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Chapter 3 Questions

What are Janie's hobbies?

Why did Janie's mother say that there were no baby pictures of Janie? Why didn't Janie believe her?

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Chapter 4 Questions

What was the prank at school?

Why was Janie's mom putting off the birth certificate?

Describe how Janie feels toward her Parents.

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Chapter 5 Questions

Why do you think Reeve did not come back to Janie after the phone call?

Why did Janie have trouble calling the 800 number?

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Chapter 6 Questions

How do you think Janie was able to concentrate on driving or anything else when she was worried about the kidnapping?

Was she able to act normal at the tailgate party?

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Chapter 7 Questions

Why did Janie want to go to the safe deposit box?

What was mysterious about the old trunk?

What did Janie find in the trunk?

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Chapter 8 Questions

What did Janie suddenly remember about shopping?

At the end of the chapter, what questions did Janie demand answers for?

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Chapter 9 Questions

What was Janie's reaction when she found out about Hannah?

When did the Johnsons first see Janie?

Why did the parents never write to Hannah or try to keep in contact with her?

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Chapter 10 Questions

When did Janie realize that her parents' story did not explain the picture on the milk carton or the dress that was in the trunk?

What new information did Janie get in her daymares?

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Chapter 11 Questions

Although Janie filled Reeve in on the details about what she had discovered, why wasn't he comfortable about finding the Spring family from the milk carton?

Why did Reeve tell Janie about his problems growing up with his super-achiever brothers and sisters?

What did Janie and Reeve see when they drove by the Springs' house?

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Chapter 12 Questions

How did Janie and Reeve's parents react when they got home?

What do you think the parents will do with Reeve and Janie?

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Chapter 13 Questions

Why did Janie bask in her parents' anger?

Why didn't Janie talk about what they saw in New Jersey?

Why didn't Janie look at the picture of the family, which was in the paper?

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Chapter 14

What did Janie try to write in her notebook?

How would the Springs feel if Janie really mailed them her letter?

Why did Janie in a way want to go to the Adolescent Trauma Center?

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Chapter 15

Why did Reeve tell his sister about the kidnapping?

Was this a good idea? Why or why not?

How did Lizzie determine who was the individual who had really done the kidnapping?

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Chapter 16

What were Janie's theories on why Frank and Miranda had not read about the kidnapping and seen her picture?

Why were Janie's friendships with Sarah-Charlotte and Reeve in trouble?

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Chapter 17

Why had Reeve broken up with Janie?

What did Janie plan to do with her letter to the Springs?

What triggered Janie to talk to Lizzie?

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Chapter 18

How do you think Janie told her parents the truth?

Why do you think the author did not include this important scene in the book?

Why didn't Janie want to meet the Springs?

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