So happy it’s “F” day because THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON by Caroline B. Cooney is absolute one of my favorites of my teen years. As the first in a series, teenage Janie discovers that a little girl’s face on a milk carton in an ad for missing children is her own face. Janie is the happy child of two adoring parents, so how can it be possible that she has been missing for so many years? Cue an awesome, original story. Janie’s character is absolutely adorable–innocent yet determined, and unlike many teens in YA, she has a wonderful relationship with her mother. I loved both the mystery, plot twists, and very real and human characters in this book and in the series.
Caroline B. Cooney has always been one of my favorite YA authors, including several of her other titles: AMONG FRIENDS (love multiple POV), THE PERFUME (soooo good), TWENTY PAGEANTS LATER, and TWINS, just to name a few. Even better, her covers have been redesigned in the past few years for a fresh new look for her classic content.