The Face on the Milk Carton Social Sensitivity

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Nearly all children have thought at some moment in their childhood that the parents they live with are not their real parents.

Whether it is a secret adoption or abduction, this is a universal childhood fear that Janie confronts.

I don't want to know thought Janie. Because . . . because why? Does something deep inside me know already? But why now? Why something like your real family, and the moment you were taken from them?

Briefly Janie remembers a folk narrative where a fairy change-child or changeling is switched with a human baby from its unsuspecting family. The universality of this fear runs deep in the human psyche which makes the possibility of it occurring an alluring read for all ages.

Keeping Janie's true identity from her compromises the relationship between Janie and the Johnsons. Frequently throughout this ordeal she vows never to trust them again. She becomes the victim...

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