Hidden in the Shelves (8)

Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar–a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey–she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl–it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can’t believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie’s parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

Summary from Goodreads. I can’t believe I forgot about this book! I loved the whole series. For some reason I found the premise of being kidnapped as a kid endlessly fascinating. I know I read the series a few times, haha. Do you guys remember the movie? If I had the time, I’d totally want to revisit the book. I’m sure it’s not as good as I remember it being though.

8 thoughts on “Hidden in the Shelves (8)

  1. I read this book as a kid, and I absolutely loved it!!! You would think it would have scared us to death, but I, like you, found the whole thing fascinating! I may just have to read this one again.

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