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The Voice on the Radio



Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The main character's boyfriend broadcasts her private pain over the radio for his own personal gain.


The main character continues to deal with belonging to two families, and also with the treachery of her boyfriend.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the emotional turmoil continues in this second sequel, with a horrible invasion of privacy and writing that keeps kids zooming forward.

What's the story?

Janie's boyfriend, Reeve, now living at college, wants to be a radio DJ. Given his chance and desperate for something to say, he begins to tell Janie's story to all of Boston. Reeve becomes a huge hit until Janie visits Boston and tunes in. This third book in the series continues suspense and page-turning excitement.

Is it any good?


The suspense doesn't let up in this second sequel to Caroline Cooney's gripping The Face on the Milk Carton, the story of how Janie Johnson recognized her own picture as a 3-year-old missing child. This book will fascinate young readers weaving their way through the intricacies of love, loyalty, strength, and weakness.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Janie's unique situation. How does she handle the challenge of having different "families"? How would you feel in her situation?

Book details

Author:Caroline B. Cooney
Genre:Family Life
Book type:Fiction
Publication date:January 1, 1996
Number of pages:183

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymoviemogul April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old February 6, 2014
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Not as good as Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie?....

but still a must read. Once you start the Janie series you MUST finish them. The book was good, but not as good as the previous two. It was still a great book, though.


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