Character Analysis Of Janie Johnson In The Face On The Milk Carton

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The main character in The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie Johnson, has a particularly melancholic outlook on life. Janie has probably had some unsatisfactory experiences getting her oral needs met as a toddler because of the pessimism that she displays. Just because Janie saw herself on a missing person’s paper posted on her milk at school does not mean she should neglect loved ones. Her negativity spreads throughout her family members, her close neighbor, and her boyfriend, Reeve. After Janie pressures her boyfriend into skipping school and driving to New Jersey, causing them to come back extremely late, both suffer verbal consequences. Janie’s grandparents scolded her and Janie just “basked in it” as if it “was

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