Waiting on Wednesday: Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney

November 14, 2012 / 1 Comment / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW pick is the culmination of series that was huge when I was a teen:

Janie Face to Face 
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Expected publication date: January 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:
In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with The Face on the Milk Carton, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve’s love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.

When I was 10 or 11, The Face on the Milk Carton was THE book to read. I remember seeing it on every one of my teachers’ bookshelves at school. I eagerly devoured this riveting story about a girl who sees herself on a milk carton and finds out that she was kidnapped without knowing it.

Caroline B. Cooney writes great, spare prose. I think Gayle Forman’s writing is probably the closest of the contemporary YA writers to Cooney’s style, but they’re still very different. Forman’s language is more lushly romantic. Cooney tells it like it is – even the romantic scenes are written in a very matter-of-fact tone. I’m not sure I’m selling it correctly, but I think when I was a teen, I really appreciated how statement-like all of her sentences were.

I’m really excited for this new book – I’ve read all of the Janie books since the first – they often end on cliffhangers, or in not-very resolved ways, so I’ve always been eager for more. I definitely thought What Janie Found was the conclusion, but it sounds like Cooney has written one more for those of us who REALLY need to know if Janie and Reeve stayed together. =)

Have you read the Janie series? What do you think about this final book? And what are you waiting for today? Leave me a comment and I’ll stop by!

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