Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

This was a fast read and very suspenseful. A girl is just minding her own business eating lunch at school and looks down at the little milk carton. The girl pictured there was kidnapped and it is herself! She is about age three wearing a little spotted dress. She remembers the dress and all kinds of memories in tiny pieces start coming back to her. Yikes! What would you do? She doesn't know who to believe. Are her parents really her parents or just lying to her? Should she call the hot line and ask about the little girl?
She has a neighbor boy that she falls in love with and sadly this is where the story goes downhill. She is only 15 and he is 17 but they can't get sex out of their heads. Really the story could have been so much better if they weren't so fixated on this during the whole mess she is going through. Luckily he was a true friend and helped her to the end.
oh and talk about the ending! I hated it! Still the story was hard to put down and it was an enjoyable book to read despite being a bit juvenile and girlish. My son hated it.

broken, healing book


kim said...

I read a bunch of Cooney books in an adolescent lit class I took in college--my favorite two are "What Child Is This?" which is a christmas type, and whatever the one about the airplane--Flight something, I think. I like her short, choppy writing style in a lot of the books. Just something different.

they did a made for TV movie of this (probably 15 years ago) which I remember liking, but I was a lot younger, hadn't read the book yet, and tend to have a soft spot for cheesy movies, so its probably terrible :)

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Anne said...

There's a sequil to that book. I can't remember the name, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out. I love Caroline B. Cooney's books!