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The Voice on the Radio (Janie Johnson #3)

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The kidnapping is long past. Janie Johnson can never change what happened toher or to the families that love her. But finally life seems to be settlingdown for the Springs and the Johnsons.The worst part of this new life for Janie is that Reeve Shields is away atcollege. Janie misses him terribly, no matter how many e-mails they send eachother. As for Reeve, he's finding ...more
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Published August 10th 1998 by Laurel Leaf Library (first published September 1st 1996)
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Bookworm LLC
Nov 29, 2015 Bookworm LLC rated it liked it
If you have ever read The Face on the Milk Carton, the first of the Janie Johnson series, then this is a must read! If you have read this series, it is still a must read. Many years ago, as a teen myself, I embarked on a journey with Janie/Jennie, a teen who finds out that her parents are NOT her biological parents when she happens to see a picture of herself on a milk cartons during lunch at school. While uncovering her roots, she attempts to deal with many issues that arise while unearthing a ...more
Sep 14, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
Now that Janie has found out about her past, things finally seem to be falling into place, and she's slowly building a relationship with her original family.

Reeve, her boyfriend, has gone off to college to begin a new part of his life. He feels lost in college, but he thinks he might have found something that he can be good at. He becomes a DJ at the school radio station, and manages to get on the prime time slot. At first, he panics, having nothing to say, and then slowly, he begins to tell Jan
Apr 23, 2015 Eden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that Janie knows the truth about everything, life seems to be settling down for both the Johnsons and the Springs. Janie is slowly building a relationship with her blood family.

And Reeve is off at college. He becomes a DJ for his college's radio station and thinks he has finally found something he is good at. But, at what cost did he achieve his radio success? It is because he's telling Janie's story and listeners want to hear more.

Book 3 is different from the first two. Janie already knows
Karissa Akey
Oct 24, 2013 Karissa Akey rated it really liked it
"The Voice on the Radio" is a very interesting book. This book is very mysterious and suspenseful. This is a sequel to the series called "The Face on the Milk Carton". In this book it shows a high school love story where the boyfriend named Reeve goes to college. He is a very smart and masculine man. He is hardworking and he knows what he wants and he will achieve it. He is a loving man that would never intentionally hurt someone. Reeve's girlfriends name is Janie. She is also hardworking. She ...more
Shally Clark
Jun 22, 2010 Shally Clark rated it liked it
Summary: It is the third book in the Janie Series, starting with The Face on the MIlk Carton. This book is about Reeves Shield's (Janie's boyfriend) college experience. He finds that he wants to do better at college since he didn't try hard in high school. He finds college life to be exhausting because of all of the pressure. He gets a job as a D.J. at the school's radio station. Feeling the pressure to come up with interesting things to talk about, he starts retelling Janie's whole life. He ...more
Anne Osterlund
Oct 14, 2013 Anne Osterlund rated it liked it
Janie can count on Reeve. He’s the only one who knows her whole story. How she discovered that she had been kidnapped. The agony of trying to sort out allegiances between two families. The mystery of her kidnapper, Hannah.

But when Reeve arrives at college, he faces his own demon. Dead air. As a brand new freshman deejay, it’s talk or sink. And Reeve needs a story he can run with. A story that will grip listeners. In short, he needs Janie’s story.

I first read The Face on the Milk Carton in middle
{my thoguhts} - This book covers what happens after Reeve goes off to college and Janie went back to live with the Johnson’s. She decided to work things out with the Spring’s and she finally realizes that things are okay and she has enough love to go around. Jodie makes a trip to look at colleges in Boston and Janie tags along. They discover that Reeve isn’t the person they had thought he was in fact they discover he’s a jerk. And Janie finally comes to terms with having four parents that she ...more
Janie desperately want's to finish high school so she can join Reeve in collage. As time slips away Janie would love to visit Reeve and one day her wish finally comes true. Janie, her sister and her younger brother all drive to Reeve who is in Boston for collage. They finally got to a hotel were all of them can lay down and sleep. Janie's younger brother turn's on radio, and they all hear a familiar voice, It's Reeve! Janie had known that he played at that time at night. She began to listen as ...more
Apr 17, 2010 Janis rated it really liked it
Book 3 is a bit different from the first 2. Reeve is away at college, and gets the chance to be a DJ on a talk show on the college radio station (that NOBODY listens to). Trying to think of something to say, he starts to tell Janie's incredible story--and he's an instant hit. Like a soap opera, he shares just a little more each time (and goes back and forth in the story so the audience doesn't hear the whole story). He loves the interest and power he feels when people ask him to tell "a janie." ...more
Mar 08, 2013 6forbes_jon rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Voice on the radio by Coroline b Cooney. this book is about the main character named janie in the early 1900,s when they were creating the radio. these people are learning how these people managed to create the first radio and how they made a voice come from another location.the book is about how her friend named steven finds the voice on the radio and gets really excited and researching about how these people were able to create a voice that can travel from destination ...more
Jan 30, 2011 rivka rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
If the first two books were about questions, this one is about answers, and about forgiveness.

But not in the way you think at the beginning . . .
Cynthia Sillitoe
Jun 27, 2016 Cynthia Sillitoe rated it liked it
I wish there weren't more Janie books because now I feel compelled to read them, but I didn't like this one much.
Feb 13, 2010 Alexis rated it liked it
Reese wasn't doing anything bad! janie needs to get over herself!!!!
Chelsea Gouin
Meh. This is the continuation of Janie's story. Janie saw a little girl's face proclaimed "Missing" on a milk carton in the school cafeteria; she recognized her own face. In the books that followed, Janie unraveled the mystery of her kidnapping and even attempted to rejoin her birth family only to realize they were weird and she felt more at home with the family she thought were her "real" family. Now comes the third installment...that has almost nothing to do with Janie and does little to ...more
Ricardo Hernandez
Nov 02, 2016 Ricardo Hernandez rated it liked it
This story called ''Voice on the Radio'' is a really good book. I really like this book because it has you on the edge of your seat which means it is a good book. Another thing is that it has alot of horror and I even got scared because when the man was talking on the radio it was really horrifying to me. So if you really like horror and scary stories this is the perfect story. I really liked the characters because they came out in a story with that like creepy feeling. A recommandation is that ...more
Nov 26, 2016 Aanya rated it it was ok
This was a good book but I definitely didn't like it as much as the other two in the series.
If you haven't seen my other review-Janie finds out that she was kidnapped from her old family. The other two books before this one are about that. I thought that the ending with her boyfriend reeve was horrible. But part of the ending when she starts to relate and become comfortable with the Spring family was really enjoyable and heartwarming. I would read this book if I were you but only if you've alre
Camila Franco
Oct 11, 2016 Camila Franco rated it it was amazing
"The Voice On The Radio" by Caroline B. Cooney is the next book in the series. It is followed by "Whatever Happened To Janie". This book is mainly about how Reeve had went off to college in Boston and he wasn't really attending his classes for he was too busy focusing on the radio, which he had managed to get on. It was only a college radio so no one really listened to that station. There he was at the mike and when he had no words, nothing to say, he had started talking about not Janie but her ...more
Mallory Lyon
Nov 23, 2016 Mallory Lyon rated it really liked it
Everyone loves Reeve including Janie. He is the perfect guy with an amazing voice. Then he does something that will crush hearts and trust. Will anybody ever trust him again?
Nov 06, 2016 Lola rated it really liked it
Reread this year. Loved it. Feels like this could and should have been last book in the series though.
Sep 23, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
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Katie Fitzgerald
In this third book in Caroline Cooney’s fast-paced series about kidnapping victim Janie Johnson, Janie’s boyfriend Reeve has gone off to college desperate to make a name for himself. When he finds himself on the air at the college radio station, he starts telling the story of Janie’s kidnapping. By the end of that first broadcast, Reeve has fans calling the station asking for more “janies.” Convincing himself that he’ll never get caught, Reeve begins telling a small segment of his girlfriend’s ...more
Kathryn Powell
Nov 16, 2013 Kathryn Powell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ISBN: 978-0-385-74240-5
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For me, these books are a call back to my childhood. I can remember being in the eight grade and reading the first two books with feelings of amazement that someone could have picked out that she was the victim of the child kidnapping. To be honest, the feeling of amazement didn't go away when I finished the first two books, and I was left with the question. What happens after that second book
Bonnie Morse
This is the weakest book in the series so far, as it focuses on Reeve's college experience of skipping class and putting Janie's deepest secrets and ugliest thoughts out live on the radio. As a boyfriend he just keeps getting worse, and as a character he has no real redeeming qualities. Other than his physical appearance, we don't even know why Janie likes him so much. Yes, he was physically there when she was in need of a friend, but the reader knows that while he was holding her and making ...more
Aug 30, 2015 Marie rated it liked it
The Voice on the Radio is the third book in the Janie Johnson series; beware spoilers for the first two below, but I do promise no spoilers for this one.

It's been a little more than a year since Janie found her own picture on the milk carton, and life is finally settling into a slightly less chaotic pattern. She still lives with the Johnsons, but she regularly visits the Springs, and some of the Spring siblings visit her. Janie's life is alright, but she misses Reeve terribly. He's gone off to c
Kaylynn Alessandri
Sep 15, 2016 Kaylynn Alessandri rated it it was amazing
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I am revisiting the “Janie Johnson” series, having already read The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie? before tackling The Voice on the Radio. A brief synopsis of the series thus far: While having lunch in the school cafeteria, Janie Johnson is shocked when the face of the missing child on her friend’s milk carton looks eerily familiar. After some investigating with boy-next-door / love interest, Reeve Shields, Janie learns that she is indeed the little girl, kidnapped ...more
Gayle Francis Moffet
Jan 08, 2012 Gayle Francis Moffet rated it really liked it
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Aug 17, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I must've read "The Face on the Milk Carton" and "Whatever Happened to Janie?" 50 times each (or more) in my childhood. I've known for several years now that there are three additional books in the series, but I've never read them -- until now.

I picked this up because I needed a book that I knew would utterly sweep me into its pages, and that's what I got with this. Cooney is a champion at both plot and voice, and it's not just her on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling that kept me turning the p
Sep 23, 2016 Biana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aty
Fast read, okay book, I'm caught in the tale now!!
Jul 07, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
2.5 stars.

I think I read this a grand total of once when I was younger, though I read The Face on the Milk Carton 10,000 times. I could not quite handle what we'd done to Reeve. Mr. Perfect Sweet Boyfriend became the biggest douche on the face of the planet by selling out his girlfriend on the radio. Just because he's embarrassed and needs to fill time on the radio, then later to continue his own popularity and success. Reeve, I went from loving you to completely hating you and being confused ab
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Janie Johnson (6 books)
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