Caroline B. Cooney's 'Janie Jones' children's series will end in 2013

Caroline B. Cooney's bestselling series began with 'The Face on the Milk Carton' and will end with the release of the fifth book, 'Janie Face to Face.'

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    "Janie Face to Face," the fifth and final book of Caroline B. Cooney's bestselling "Janie Jones" series, promises to reveal "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."
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What happens when you see yourself on a missing persons ad?

Writer Caroline B. Cooney spun the story of Janie Jones, who recognizes her own face on the side of a milk carton, in her 1990 book “The Face on the Milk Carton.” Twenty-three years later, her five-part series is set to end this January with the publication of the fifth book in the series, “Janie Face to Face.”

Publishers Weekly said of “The Face on the Milk Carton" when it was first published that the book had “strong characterizations and suspenseful, impeccably paced action."

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“The roller-coaster ride Jane experiences with her emotions is both absorbing and convincing,” the review continued.

To celebrate the end of the series, the publisher, Delacorte, has released an e-book compilation of excerpts of the first four novels in the series, which is titled “Janie Series Ebook Sampler.” The sampler will also include a preview of Cooney’s fifth book and is free.

Cooney also released a new short story titled “What Janie Saw” in e-book format his past spring.

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