Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Voice on the Radio by Caroline Cooney

This is part of a series that is started by The Face on the Milk Carton, which is a powerful story about a girl that discovers that she was kidnapped as a young child and given to a couple who didn’t know she was kidnapped and the people she has always thought of as her parents are not her blood parents. That book is a poignant tale of being torn between two families and no one being at fault. This one is about the relationship that Janie had developed with Reeve, who has left for college. He is a bit lost at school and, while pursuing his radio career, finds that his audience really connects with his stories of what happened to Janie, who is far away and has no idea he is divulging her secrets. She finds out and they have some soul searching to do. It is not as powerful and at times seems lost in the drama without much emotion behind it.