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What will Janie choose? War with one family war with another, war with Reeve, war with myself. I even flew out her to wage war with Hannah Javensen. Jan 31, Gayle Francis Moffet rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. One of the great things about the Janie books is that the anger and fear feel very real. Two families have had their lives torn apart, and Cooney doesn't shy away from the fact that the story in her series would cause people to think dark, disturbing thoughts and be unhappy and angry. Throughout the Janie books, Stephen Janie's biological brother has been the angriest of all the characters. He has spent his life being in charge of keeping all his siblings safe from other kidnappers, and it has One of the great things about the Janie books is that the anger and fear feel very real.
He has spent his life being in charge of keeping all his siblings safe from other kidnappers, and it has worn on him. He is tired of being the responsible one, the mature one, the one who needs to constantly be on guard even more than the others, and he has escaped to Colorado. Colorado is far away from New Jersey and all the people who have made his life painful and strange.
It was fantastic to read a book that concentrated on Stephen and his journey into figuring how how to deal with Janie. The other books have concentrated on Janie and her Connecticut family, Jody Janie's biological sister , and Janie's biological parents. What Janie Found is Stephen's story as much as it is Janie's, the both of them working to come to final terms with what life has handed them against their will.
Cooney's tense, quick-paced style maintains in this as well as the other Janie books. She writes people who are genuinely angry and who make questionable if not full-out bad decisions. She puts her characters into situations that are absolutely hellish psychologically. Janie, already wrung out from three books of confusion and emotional toil, has to tackle the biggest issue of all: Janie finds out where Hannah is, and she desperately wants to meet her face-to-face so that they're forced to come to a conclusion.
It's precisely the kind of conclusion one should expect from the series: This book has been around what Janie found after trying to help her mother pay the bills after her father had a stroke. That's her Johnson parents. Janie finds a file in Frank's office and then she finds out that he's not only been hiding this from her but also the FBI and maybe his wife. Janie doesn't have the heart to ask her in case Miranda knew as well. It's also not the best time to be bringing it up. Instead she confides in her little brother Brian and Reeve, who she's not sure she can tru This book has been around what Janie found after trying to help her mother pay the bills after her father had a stroke.
Instead she confides in her little brother Brian and Reeve, who she's not sure she can trust. Reeve really annoyed me in this book. Always forcing his presence on Janie even when she clearly doesn't want him around. You can't make someone love you again just by always being around them. Especially when that person can't even trust you. Janie will go to Reeve when she's ready but instead he doesn't give her that option. He's just always there, expecting her to take him back.
Janie again has another choice to make. This time it doesn't only include her families, both the Johnsons and the Springs, but Hannah too. Janie finally has the chance to get answers to her questions. But at what cost? I think Janie is finally getting those lady balls. This time she has to make the choice herself.
I get that she only told Brian and Reeve because they didn't have a choice but this was something Janie had to do on her own. I seem to keep saying that Reeve and Janie annoy me but it just keeps being true. They are so freaking annoying. And Janie always seems to have some choice to make. I'm not sure what I would've done in her situation but I do know I would've gotten rid of Reeve. I'm glad she's getting closer to the Springs though. I really like Brian.
At least there's only one book left, thank the gods! Then I'll never read them again.
Sep 18, Tegan rated it liked it. What Janie Found makes the reader believe that we are going to get answers. Throughout the whole book, Janie says she is going to find Hannah and talk to her to find out "why her? So imagine my disappointment when she did not follow through with her promises. Needless to say, this book felt an unnecessary part of the series. This fourth part in the series is about Janie finding out something about her " What Janie Found makes the reader believe that we are going to get answers.
This fourth part in the series is about Janie finding out something about her "adoptive" father. He ends up needing to go to the hospital and Janie is left to help with the finances. Then she finds out something that shocks her to the core and makes her question if she will ever be able to forgive her family.
I expected that "what Janie found" would be something major, a very large twist in the tale to reinvigorate this by-now-starting-to-get-stale series. With that and the promise of meeting the kidnapper, this appeared on the surface to have the potential to be the best book in the series. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
The "secret" that Janie found wasn't very exciting. It seemed pointless, and Janie's final decision at the end didn't make any sense. If that was her decision, then fine, but the justification for it I felt was just stupid. This installment did not add anything to the series. If this book wasn't written or included, I wouldn't have felt i was missing anything. I was really debating between giving this book a 2 stars and a 3 stars. I read it fast because it's an easy read and the language is easy to understand. I didn't hate the book, and I do like the writing even though I didn't really much like the story in this one.
And I felt it was not imperative to the series, it didn't add anything. I decided to split the difference and gave this book a 2. Jul 07, Michelle rated it it was ok. Hmm, this felt like filler to me. Not bad but kind of pointless and becoming less connected to the original story. In this one, Janie, her brother Brian, and ex-boyfriend Reeve travel to Colorado to visit brother Stephen. At least on the surface. One, Stephen, your girlfriend is highly annoying and tacky.
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You guys are falling apart and it makes me sad and I wish Frank hadn't been helping out Hannah. Four, and I should stop counting because it doesn't really matter, Hannah was supposedly dead. I hate how Lizzie, Reeve's sister, is nevereverever wrong, but now she's been wrong on two very big counts--thinking Hannah would be left alone if Janie went willingly to the Springs also, visit real lawyers in the first instance, Frank and Miranda, not a law student and thinking Hannah is dead.
If we're all the time going to talk about how Lizzie is never wrong, blahblah, let's have her actually be never wrong. This is obviously Cooney deciding to continue the series after thinking she wouldn't, and it's a bit clunky. But realistically, eh, I think we should throw Hannah in the slammer and lose the key. I compare myself to Mrs.
Spring and can't be as forgiving as Janie. May 19, Emma Brown rated it liked it. Out of the four books by this author, I liked this book least of all. It was supposed to be a "thrilling conclusion" but to me, it just left even more burning questions and unresolved conflict. First of all, ever since Reeve betrayed Janie in the last book, I don't think he should have been forgiven. In the real world, I don't think a year old girl who had been through that much trauma would have forgiven him either, just because a woman who is still nearly a stranger told her so.
The othe Out of the four books by this author, I liked this book least of all. The other thing that slightly irked me was that this book built up this internal conflict in Janie that she wanted to meet Hannah and finally confront her and ask these burning questions of why she kidnapped Janie and why she suddenly decided to leave her at the Johnson's.
But Cooney never revealed any of these answers, instead just having Janie write a huge check for Hannah for some sort of symbolic ransom. Cooney described Hannah's character in the last book to have a voice that sounded like someone who has been an alcoholic for a very long time, and in the real world, these people are always desperate for money. So I don't think that this large unknown sum of money would satisfy Hannah until her death.
I just felt that this book built up so much tension until it reached this climatic point when Stephen explodes at Katherine and the secrets are revealed but then there is never really this falling action and conclusion. This is something that I feel occurred in three of the four books in this series and it's just not something I can get past. I probably won't read this series again because I was just lead on this journey that left me with so many unanswered questions.
From the first book, this hasn't been a series that blew me away, but I've continued because it's a quick, interesting story. However, I think the rest of the series shows how unimportant this story continuation is to the author. Whole groups of sentences are just copied and pasted through books, which just screams laziness to me. Second, there are multiple plot points that are inconsistent. Stephen's feelings toward Janie shift without reason from each interaction they've had, over protective p From the first book, this hasn't been a series that blew me away, but I've continued because it's a quick, interesting story.
Stephen's feelings toward Janie shift without reason from each interaction they've had, over protective parents now send their 14 year old across country without blinking an eye, Reeve explores race car driving as an obsession that never even came up in the previous books but is apparently a passion of his. The most glaring issue for me is the 'Hannah's is verifiably and legally documented as dead and buried 5 years ago, even though she was arrested 3 years ago. I had to read that part about her being dead over to give the author the benefit of the doubt.
Did anyone really think someone reading this book would buy that? It wasn't even necessary, that couple of paragraphs didn't impact the story at all, was never brought up again, and should have been edited out. I wish the author and editors had bothered with a timeline or layout of the story so it could at least be consistent in more ways than just repeating paragraphs verbatim in later books.
I hate writing negative reviews on anyone's work or creations, because I feel every book is an act of love by that author and should be applauded, even if it is flawed. This series just feels like each continuing book moves farther from a crafted story and more into under-edited beginning drafts. Among the cabinet drawers she finds a thin file marked H.
In this file Janie found a checkbook in which Frank has been mailing checks to his child for the last three years, postmarked to Colorado. Colorado, where her older brother Stephan goes to school, so under the pretext of visiting him she, Reeve and her younger brother Brian con their parents into "visiting him".
They do visit Stephan, just with an ulterior motive. So really, I'd like to know who is receiving these checks. Anyway, why wouldn't Reeve just tell Janie this and save them all the trouble. I know why, because a Janie wouldn't listen and b because after his fuck up last year wanted to cozy into her good side again.
Because of this I continued to hear Stupid, Stupid Stupid circulate in my head. Stephan, did have an annoying girlfriend who together with her retired FBI daddy couldn't get enough of the Janie sideshow. But this was the book's only redeeming factor. As cliche as it sounds, What Janie Found does wrap up all ends nicely with both families becoming one, but at the end of the day, I could have gone without this installment.
Dec 08, Breanna F rated it liked it. Janie has just finished the stress of staying with her real family or her fake. However, Janie's pain isn't over yet. Janie again has chosen her fake parents, but her fake father has sadly suffered stroke and is in the hospital. And now, Janie is in charge of the bills. But when Janie finds a folder labeled H. J it can only mean one thing, Hannah Javenson, her kidnapper. But what Janie finds inside is even more petrifying , the proof that her father has betrayed her.
Her own loving father giving money to her kidnapper, knowning where she has been all along. Janie has now set a new mission, to find Hannah, and tell her what she's done, and that no money will be giving to her anymore.
Her brother Brian and her ex-boyfriend Reeve won't let her, not face a dangerous person, the one who ruined her life. But Janie isn't convinced by others, it's herself that tells her the right thing to do. She can't trust anyone, and is disconnected with both her families. Will Janie go and find Hannah, secretly, touching the past? Or will she let it go, and keep the present? Can Janie put it together and finally make peace? I love the series and was on the edge of my seat everytime Janie needed to make a choice.
Caroline B Cooney did a great job describing her characters, making a picture in my mind. It was full of suspence and mystery, and i couldn't put it down. Oct 07, Roybot rated it it was ok. Jennie Spring was that girl on the milk carton. Kidnapped as a toddler, she lived most of her life thinking she was Janie Johnson. She was raised by the parents of the young woman who kidnapped her.
When the deception came out, both families were stunned. The Johnsons had no idea their daughter had kidnapped young Janie. Years later, Janie now has two families. She lives most of her life with the Johnsons, who raised her, but is trying to form stronger relationships with her birth family, the Sp Jennie Spring was that girl on the milk carton. She lives most of her life with the Johnsons, who raised her, but is trying to form stronger relationships with her birth family, the Springs.
Johnson has a stroke, and Janie is tasked with helping out with the family finances, she finds something that threatens to topple the carefully constructed world she's built for herself. This might have been a better read for me if I had actually read the first three books in the series. As it is, Cooney's novel is a little too "after school special" for me. The central premise feels really melodramatic and overwrought. At no point did I think "Yeah, I can understand the conflict here.
As she's written in the later parts of the book, she's just completely, unbelievably awful. She's completely self absorbed and rude. Mar 31, Kieryn rated it did not like it. What Janie found is the ending to the series of the Face on the Milk Carton. It is about Janie, the main character trying to get answers from her kiddnapper. She must lie on her journey to find her answers.
I didn't really like this book.
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The author's thoughts were not organized. There is dialouge then a pause to describe what the person was thinking. Then, there would be a flashback or something that the speaker liked. The chapters were confusing as well. One scene would be about Janie, then the next would be about her brother, on the same page!!!! Most characters in this book are very mean and thoughtless. Janie wants to be the bad guy, her dad is supporting the enemy, and her brother's girlfriend has no respect for privacy. Also, there were a lot of redundant sentences and fragments.
Such as Oh, Reeve! Look what you've done to us.
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Those sentences were throughout the whole book. Also, this situation was not thought out very well. The characters wanted to keep others from hurting family, but barely said anything to protect, only had thoughts. How Janie went about solving her problems with lies is the least moralistic way to describe or find a solution. I dislike this book and series and only kept reading because of the interesting, yet bizarre theme.
I give this book 1 out of 5 stars. I reccomend this book to people who like mysteries and taking very large risks.
I am a huge Janie fan, but I felt that this one was by far the weakest link. I will say Janie has matured in this novel: Janie has been seen to have a sort of unhealthy infatuation with not only Reeve, but marriage. I think her mother's struggles I am a huge Janie fan, but I felt that this one was by far the weakest link. I think her mother's struggles in having to take on so much after being taken care of by her husband, have made Janie reconsider the notion of "happily ever after". But the cons take over: They find out that Frank has been sending money to Hannah over the years and Janie is upset and tries to find out where Hannah is living, but comes up with nothing.
Stephen and Brian are the best parts of the story, as they are the ones who are not seeming to be damaged, but rather curious and moving on. She seems a bit too interested in Stephen for his history, not his present; her constantly calling Janie "the kidnapette", was more than a bit insulting. But the story is just a theory and mystery that has no build and no real need to be there. In fact, all of these events were rehashed in Janie, Face to Face, more coherently than they were in this book.
I'm still looking for what Janie was supposed to have found. Oct 06, Vanessa rated it really liked it. This series is about Janie finding out that she is not a Johnson but a Spring. She finds out that she was kidnapped, not by her Johnston family but but their daughter, Hannah. Janie's boyfriend then goes to collage and goes on a radio station. He then starts telling stories about Janie.
Janie soon finds out and gets mad at him. In this book both of Janie's family's are getting along. When Janie's Johnston dad has a heart attack, Janie is left in charge of his files. She finds a file marked H.
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J, that stands for Hannah Johnson, her kidnapper! When she looks inside she find check receipts, an address, and a phone number. Janie then find out that her Johnson father has been paying her kidnapper. I really liked this book and recommend it. The best thing about the book is all the events leading up to the end.
It is really interesting when the author tells you about Hannah's city and what happens is the town.
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I like how Janie's family's comes closer together. The one thing I didn't like about this book is that the author always got off track of the topic. I also didn't like how some of the characters were introduced and how the acted. I love thees books and really think you should read them. Nov 12, Rebekah rated it did not like it Shelves: I had to read this one so that I could finish the series and I regret that I did.
It seemed so disconnected and bitter. I hated that Frank felt he had to provide for the daughter that had caused him and his family so much pain. Hannah did not deserve to be happy after she ripped so many lives apart. I am however glad that Stephen, Janie, Brian, and Reeve are able to finally heal and that Janie learned she could embrace both families as her own.
I did always think it was rotten of her to abandon I had to read this one so that I could finish the series and I regret that I did. I did always think it was rotten of her to abandon the Springs after they suffered for so many years not that Frank and Miranda deserved to loss her either. She had no right to push Stephen or Janie for information or to involve her FBI agent father into their reunion. Mar 26, Chris rated it it was ok. I am getting tired of listening to these foolish people dither endlessly about how their lives have been ruined by this kidnapping. The two main things in this book that made me stabby were that 1 The big shocking secret that Janie discovered really wasn't that shocking.
I was expecting something much more scandalous. They make rash decisions and never carry them out. This book was the ultimate example of that. I was actually getting caught up in the build-up and what promised to be a great climax. I cannot say enough I am a 55 year young first time grandma Janie, her family members and friends embark on a journey with her through this series of self-defense, self-esteem, self-confidence, self finding and even selfishness.
I recommend this series to all my peers, colleagues, people of a I cannot say enough I recommend this series to all my peers, colleagues, people of all ages. Even though, as I mentioned in a previous review, Caroline Cooney targets readers of young adulthood or teenagers anyone of any age will enjoy. Jul 28, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: What a lame ending. All that build up and no payoff, just a bunch of hugs and smiles.