Whatever Happened to Janie? (Janie Johnson Series #2)

Whatever Happened to Janie? (Janie Johnson Series #2)

by Caroline B. Cooney


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In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars, Girl on the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series delivers on every level. Mystery and suspense blend seamlessly with issues of family, friendship and love to offer an emotionally evocative thrill ride of a read.

As Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl on the milk carton, she was overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How can it possibly be true? But it is.

With the mystery of her kidnapping now unraveled, Janie's story continues, and the nightmare is not over. No one can bring back or relive the 12 years gone by. The Spring family wants justice, but who is really to blame? The Johnsons know that they must abide by the court decisions made, but it's difficult to figure out what's best for everyone.

Janie Johnson or Jenny Spring? Who is she? Certainly there's enough love for everyone, but how can the two separate families live happily ever after?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385742399
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: Janie Johnson Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 47,231
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

CAROLINE B. COONEY is the bestselling author of more than 30 young adult books, including the million-copy plus bestseller, The Face on the Milk Carton.

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Whatever Happened to Janie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 183 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say, this story, had to have been the best book in all my years of reading. It was new, and it related to kids a lot. Although the situation is not too typical, it gives readers something to think about. I suggest it to any1 who likes to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is ok if you are past 4th grade. Its a thrilling novel and a great sequal to the first book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very good i would recommend it to everyone i know!! Caroline B. Cooney writes the best books!!!! you should check this book out!!!!!!!! And the other books that she writes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good. Everyone should read this amazing sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome book!!! though the cover doesn't fit. i like the old one better, this cover kinda depicts a darker meaning that is not in the book. but anyways absolutely fantastic book and i was obsessed with this series and i can't seem to find anything like it no matter how hard i look. i highly recommend you read it(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE this book! Anyone who has read the first should REALY read this one!8)
K Marcum More than 1 year ago
This is totally a great sequel to the face on the milk carton!!!!!!!
HockeyGirl44 More than 1 year ago
You can't read #2 without reading #1 first - it will lose it's meaning! I was very intrigued by the first book, and this second one did not disappoint. Caroline Cooney does an excellent job at maintaining Janie's personality and portraying her deep emotional scars in this books. Cooney blends some humor, some tenderness, and some harsh reality in this book. I would recommend this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a AMAZING book i promise there isnt a better book out there. So mysterious and omg CLIFFHANGERS!!!!!!!!! GUYS I PROMISE U WILL LOVE THIS BOOK ITS HARD FOR ME TO LOVE A BOOK EXCEPT THIS ONE!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i would totally recommend this to everyone!!!!!!!!!! This book will never make u stop reading! Everyday my mind is only on to this book. I even dreamed about it in my sleep! Buy this! Read it! I promise u will love it!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so sad I cried. It was a great plot, and the characters were great. I would reccomend this book for people 11+. The ending was so sad. I could not put this book down! I would definatly reccomend it!????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful if u lik mysteries!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first one
Monica trevino More than 1 year ago
It wasnt as good as the first book but i wll continue to read the series to see what suprise comes up next.
Amanda Tafeen More than 1 year ago
Great book so much suspence
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whatever Happened to Janie is an excellent book! It is full of suspence, keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire book. This book is also full of romance. Whatever Happened to Janie also has life changing choices. Whatever Happened to Janie is a great book and answers all of the questions unanswered in the first!
MDV More than 1 year ago
Great Follow up to "Face on the Milk Carton". My 6th Garder had to read for School. So, the only way to test her was to read the 3 chapters she was having a test on. Well...... I got hooked. Started at the beginning finished in 3 days and went to Barnes & Noble and bought the series. GREAT. Can't wait for my daughter to move onto the next one. HEART BREAKING.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Finished The Face on the Milk carton I thought what happens next? But now I know. This was a good story but in my opinion Janie or Jennie was really stubborn and not open minded to anything that was happening. She was not the only one who was effected by the kidnapping so she should act a little less ungrateful about everything. Some people dont even have one family and she has two. So in a whole I enjoyed the story and the characters but I did not enjoy the attitude of our so called 'protagonist'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a good book it was kind of exciting but not really good. But Caroline B. Cooney has much more better books though.
DeltaQueen50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton. What Happened to Janie is the story of Janie¿s transition back to Jennie. She is sent to live with her birth parents and trying to fit into a large, noisy family. We switch back and forth between characters, seeing most events from Janie¿s perspective, but occasionally from other family members as well. Janie is overwhelmed by new parents, having siblings, going to a new school, living in a new state, even having a new, unwelcome name. I found it a little unbelievable that all these changes would be forced on a young girl without any apparent counselling. At first she is even discouraged from getting in touch with the people she still sees as her real family. The adult point of view appears to be that she will have to eventually get used to it. I think it would have been more realistic for Janie to be slowly introduced to her original family, not thrown in right off the bat.Janie is a very likeable character and I found myself rooting for her. I couldn¿t imagine what is must be like for a fifteen year old to have her identity ripped away and a new one forced on her. I so hoped for a happy ending here, but like real life there is no neat ending with everything tied up in a bow, Janie turns sixteen and is finally able to make some choices for herself. No matter what Janie decides there will be people hurt, and a family torn apart. There are two more books in this series, and as the author has done a nice job in capturing my interest and concern, I will keep reading this hoping perhaps not for a happy ending, but one that will be acceptable.
JanaRose1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book picks up right where the first book ("The Face on the Milk Carton") left off. After discovering that she was kidnapped at the age of three, Janie is forced to live with her "birth" parents, much to her dismay. She is rude and obnoxious and makes little attempt to blend in or get to know her birth family. Although not as good as the first book, i thought this was an interesting read. I can see its appeal to teenagers, and would not hesitate to recommend the series.
Leeny182 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow I almost forgot about this book til it showed up on my "recommendations." I read this book in elementary school and I remember loving it. Its a follow up to the book "Face On the Milk Carton" which is also a great book. If I remember correctly they also made it into a movie. Good read for young people.
AmberAnoka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am reviewing Whatever Happened to Janie? This book was written by Caroline B. Cooney and is the sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton. This was a wonderful sequel and met my expectiatations. The characters were real, however, I do still feel that the story line is a little far fetched. The Face on the Milk Carton left off with Janie phoning her real parents. In Whatever Happened to Janie? Janie goes to live with her real parents. During the stay, Janie acts like a complete brat. At the end of the book, Janie decides to live with her parents in Conneticut, her real parents agree and Janie moved back. This was a good book and I recommend it to younger audiences. I thought that it was a great sequel to The Face on the Milk Carton and is defiantely worth reading.
escondidolibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the continuation of 'The Face on the Milk Carton'. Janie Johnson now knows she was kidnapped as a child and her real family wants her back. So she says goodbye to the only parents she's ever really known and moves to a new house and starts at a new school. Everything is so different and she's not sure she will ever get used to this new life.