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."
“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.