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The Face on the Milk Carton
by Caroline B. Cooney
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1.What did you think of the book?
2.Were you intrigued enough to read the sequels?
3.The book is older (1990); did you find the book dated at all? Was it ineffective to your belief in the story?
4.Did you like Janie? Was she believable/relatable?
5.What did you think about the other characters? Were they believable/relatable?
6.Do you think Janies parents should have told her about what they knew concerning her identity? Why didnt they tell her sooner?
7.If you were Janie, would you have wanted to have found out more about the Springs? Or would you have avoided it?
8.What would you do differently from Janie when she was trying to find out more? How does the Internet change the way we find out things?
9.Symbolism/imagery in the book. Eg. milk.
10.Discuss Janie and Reeves relationship.
11.What about Hannahs character? Is she sinister or a rag doll? Did you want to find out more about her?
12.Theme of families in the book. Johnsons v. Shields v. Springs
13.Style of the book: flashbacks, dialogue, descriptions--effective?
14.What is the climax of the book?
15.What did you think of the ending? Did you want another chapter or more of a resolution?
16.Did you know theres a movie based on this book? Have you seen it? Do you think the book would make a good movie?
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