Janie Johnson Novels by Caroline B. Cooney (Books 1-5 in the Series)
The 3-book set of paperback novels includes the below titles:
The Face on the Milk Carton (ISBN 9780385742382): 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 her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?
Whatever Happened to Janie (ISBN 9780385742399): As Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl on the milk carton, she was overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How can it possibly be true? But it is.
With the mystery of her kidnapping now unraveled, Janie’s story continues, and the nightmare is not over. No one can bring back or relive the 12 years gone by. The Spring family wants justice, but who is really to blame? The Johnsons know that they must abide by the court decisions made, but it’s difficult to figure out what’s best for everyone.
Janie Johnson or Jenny Spring? Who is she? Certainly there’s enough love for everyone, but how can the two separate families live happily ever after?
The Voice on the Radio (ISBN 9780385742405): The kidnapping is long past, and the Johnsons and the Springs are on the way to restoring their lives. Janie is ever grateful to her devoted boyfriend who helped her through it all. As Janie tries to balance herself between the two families, she feels torn. It seems the only thing keeping her together is her love for Reeve, but he is away at college and Janie misses him terribly.
For Reeve, college life seems overwhelming. And as a first-time disc jockey at his college radio station, he is discovering that dead air can kill you. To fill the silence, he finds himself spilling Janie’s story over the airwaves. Reeve is so sure that Janie will never find out what’s making his broadcast such a hit that he doesn’t stop himself. What will be the price for Janie?
What Janie Found (ISBN 9780385742412): No one knows what happened to the killer. Janie Johnson’s two families appear to have made peace. Life seems almost normal. Janie has even decided to speak to her former boyfriend, Reeve, again. But then Janie’s Connecticut father suffers a stroke, and the tragedy leaves her mother reeling. Janie must step in to manage family finances and to support her mother emotionally.
While handling her father’s business matters, Janie discovers the one undeniable fact that could destroy both of her beloved families. And she alone must decide what to do.
Janie Face to Face (ISBN 9780385742078): Janie Johnson has received unwanted attention ever since she recognized her three-year-old self in a picture on the back of a milk carton and learned that she was the victim of a kidnapping. Now she’s headed for college to make a fresh start.
Janie’s kidnapper has been hiding all these years and is just as desperate to become a new person–and more determined than ever to seek revenge.
In this riveting conclusion to Cooney’s beloved JANIE series, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve’s love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.