The Face on the Milk Carton? I remember reading it in 4th grade and then wondering if maybe I too was kidnapped like the main character. I had a very active imagination.
The author, Caroline B Cooney just released a 5th (and final) book in her Janie Johnson series called Janie Face to Face . I just stumbled upon this article, talking about Cooney's process in getting there, how readers for years had asked what happened to the character when she grew up.
I know a few other authors of series I loved growing up have done the same thing, writing books that take place years later, letting their readers catch up with the characters in college and beyond.
Sisterhood Everlasting catches up with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants characters as they are about to turn 30.
Sweet Valley Confidential takes place 10 years later.
My favorite series growing up were The American Girl books and the Baby Sitters Club. I'd love to see how Molly turned out, all grown up, living in the 1960's.
Unfortunately author Ann M. Martin chose to write a prequel, not a sequel to the Baby Sitters Club books, but here's someone else's take on where they are now.
What childhood characters would you like to read about all grown up?