The Voice on the Radio

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Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Violence

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.

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Kids say

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?

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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
Publisher:Laurel-Leaf
Publication date:January 1, 1996
Number of pages:183

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE BOOKS!

Love all these books. Started them in 7th grade and still enjoy picking them up. Kind of confusing, but still REALLY good. READ THEM ALL.
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