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The Abduction (Kidnapped #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  2,159 ratings  ·  168 reviews
Gordon Korman offers another edge-of-your-seat action/adventure in a return to the trilogy format that sold more than 1 million copies of Island, Everest, and Dive.
It's every brother's worst fear: As Aiden and his sister Meg are walking home from school one day, a van pulls over and Meg is kidnapped. There's no way for Aiden to stop it from happening. He's the only witnes...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Scholastic Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Lexi Koop
I read the Kidnapped series by Gordon Korman and, it was really good. The series is about a girl who gets kidnapped and, her brother tries to find her. The girl keeps trying to find ways to escape while, her brother goes through a lot of obstacles trying to find her. While the brother runs off trying to find her, their parents are worried sick so, they get the FBI involved. The brother hears about the FBI getting involved and, he doesn't like the idea of that because, he doesn't believe that the...more
Jill
Aiden and Meg’s parents have just been released from jail, new evidence proving that they were framed and wrongfully convicted of aiding terrorists. Aiden just wants life to go back to normal, but everything has changed. When Meg is kidnapped, Aiden and his parents are forced to team up with the FBI agent who got them convicted in the first place, in order to find Meg before it’s too late. This is a fast-paced thriller that dips into Aiden’s, Meg’s, and the FBI agent’s points of view to keep the...more
Justin
Kidnapped Series
Gordon Korman
Realistic Fiction
Pages: 137, 137, 139 (413 Total)

Imagine yourself walking home from school today with your sister. Then, all of a sudden, a white van starts pulling up to you. Out jumps a person with a Spiderman mask, and he grabs your sister, knocks her out, and then takes her away. This is the case in Kidnapped, a book about two kids called the Falconers that are considered as traitors to everyone else, even after they're innocent. The brother, who is the main char...more
Hannah H
I really enjoyed this book. It's about a girl and her brother who were walking home from school, and the girl got kidnapped. She was taken by 3 people to an abandoned building, where she was locked up in a room with only 1 window that was 12 feet off of the ground. She attempted to climb out, but failed. When her family finally received word from Megs kidnappers, they said they would give her back if they brought them 2 million dollars. You have to read the rest of the story to find out if they...more
Xavier Thomas
This book is a really good book. I give it five stars. The book is follows up on Aiden and Meg falconer. One day they are walking home and all of a sudden a car pulls up and pulls Meg in. Aiden doesnt know why this happened but he is bound to find her. He teams up with the FBI to find his sister. Meg escapes but doesnt know where to go and to find out what happens you will just have to read it. It has alot of action and adventure and I have read the on the run series and it picks up here. This b...more
*Elaine*
this book was very well writen and once i was done reading it i had to read the other two books to see what happened.
Hannah Howard
Feb 03, 2014 Hannah Howard rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People that like mysteries and suspence.
I loved this book. I really reacted to it well. I couldn't stop reading especially when it was suspenseful. In fact I couldn't stop reading at all because it was suspenseful the whole book! It never really slowed down and always had something going on. This book was also a fast read. I read it really fast, also because it was really good! The book was a pretty fast read. The thing I liked most about the book was that the characters really portrayed a real person who had horrible things happen to...more
Jack
Meg and Aidan Falconer come from a very broken family.
Their parents, being very intellegent, were tricked into helping a terrist. John and luise Falconer were acussed of helping them on pourpose and are charged with prison.
Meg and Aidon are trying to prove that their parents are inoccent, leading the cops on a wild goose chase to catch the 2 fugitives.
When the falconers are proven guilty they try to live together as a normal family in the suberbs, but nothing would ever be the way that it was....more
Hooped
Are you looking for a thriller, that will keep you on the edge of your seat?
If you are, then Kidnapped Part one: Abduction, by award winning Gordan Korman, is the perfext book for you.

The Falconer family is well known throughout their town, but not because they want to be. Both of the Falconer parents were in jail, for allegedly aiding foreign terrorists, but later released, when the prosecuters found them to have been framed. Life is not the same now, even though they were proven innocent. For...more
Cassie
Aug 08, 2012 Cassie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: action readers
i loved the abduction, the 1st book in the kidnapped trilogy. i was so engrossed in the falconers' story that i couldn't put the book down. at night after reading the book i would dream about being cornered by kidnappers like Meg was, or following clues like Aiden did, or worrying like their parents or even following far-fetched evidence and knowing that some one's life depends on you solving the crime like agent Harris had to. i read the book millions of times over and over again and still foun...more
Chris
After On The Run, it seems Gordon Korman didn't want to let the Falconer family's adventures stop there, and so we get this sequel series that completely changes the dynamic, but has a lot in common with the first series.

Meg has been kidnapped. The kidnappers tried to take Aiden as well, but failed. Now the two are separated.

One of the best features of the predecessor book series, On The Run, was the way Aiden and Meg worked together as brother and sister, living through their terrible situation...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Frizzie for TeensReadToo.com

Picture this--you and your sibling are walking home from school and all of a sudden, someone is attacking you and trying to kidnap you. Then instead of taking both of you they just take your younger sibling.

Well, this happened to ex-fugitive Aiden Falconer. The FBI accused his parents of doing something illegal so they went to jail for almost a year while Aiden and Meg were running away from the police so they wouldn't have to go into a temporary home. Th...more
Jon R.
Kidnapped is a action filled book with excitment in every sentence! Meg Falconer a twelve year old girl has been kidnapped and Aiden Falconer, Meg's older brother, sets off on a quest to find her. Both kids are very fimiliar with the phrase,"Escape," but the consequences could be much more fatal. The kidnappers are constantly change locations with Meg which makes it very difficult to find them. Aiden and Meg are two tough kids who know how to defend themselves when needed and this is extremley i...more
Myah Malchow
I really liked this book it was really fast paced and really funny. My favorite part in the book is when Meg Falconer tries to escape from her captors. She is smart and relies on what she can get her hands on to try and find out how to escape.Her and her brother adian were fugitives when her parents were in jail for somthing that they didnt do. She was trying to get away from her captors and she some how made a whole in the roof and she climbed out of the hole to try to send a message to her bro...more
Ajdin Korkman
I read this book a long time ago, but i remember everything about it. It was action packed and full of twists and turns. Very short, but it is the first book part of a series. It is very unpredictable. I really like this book even though its for lower level people. Its only like 100 pages or so.
Katie
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my favorite book ever!! Everyone should read this book once they get big enough. I got kidnapped 3 weeks after i got done reading this book. It was weird and crazy. But i used the info in this book to help me survive. the kidnapping was only 3 days though.
Julie Suzanne
After 6 years of trying, I've found that Christopher Pike just can't captivate or even hold for a minute any of my kids, so I have to move on to more modern books, I suppose. It's just so hard to get into cheap thrillers anymore, but this one worked for me.
This is the first Korman I've read, and now I think I'll try some of his other books that creep out of every crevice in my classroom. I keep getting these titles as bonus-point picks from Scholastic, and their enticing covers just don't entice...more
Zoe Neal
Great book

I loved this book because not put on the edge. I also think it was good because it was perfect people of all ages. I love the author of this book. He writes so many good books. I can't wait to read the second book
thank you Gordan Korman!!
William
I really because it was a fast paced book. There were lots of changes and I like the author. Meg was kidnapped because people think her parents are traitors so they want a ransom. Her brother comes finds clues and then find her.
Johnny
Kidnapped the abduction was an ok book. A girl named meg gets kidnapped right out of her brothers hands. Aidan, her brother, has to try to find where megs kidnappers take her. This book had lots of action
Hunter Donley
This book is really good it has tons of action I like Meg's way better when she is kidnapped and the FBI don't know any clues about Meg so Adian her brother joins the FBI and he only knows clues about Meg.

Danielk014
The book Kidnapped is about a boy name Aiden and his sister Meg. The story starts when Aiden and his sister Meg were walking home form school and a van pulls over and get meg. So she disappeared. But the thing is that only Aiden saw the disappearance of his sister Meg. So then Aiden and the FBI are looking for clues to find Aiden's sister Meg.

I like storys that have like cops involved and the FBI or the CIA. Also I like inventure like when Aiden was looking for Meg I felt some inventure. I think...more
Ann Marie
Far fetched - exaggerated - totally unbelievable. The reviews for this one led me to believe it would never leave my hand. I have no idea what age group this would have been written for. I can not recommend it for any.
Lolily
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Ashley
I love this book, and love that Gordon Korman followed up on the Falconers in a way that made sense after the events of the previous books.
Alana Mcconnell
Abduction is a book about a girl named Meg who is kidnapped. The story is told in alternating narrators, Meg, her brother, and a detective/policeman. Meg and Aiden's parents were once the most wanted criminals in America, and even when they were acquitted, people still hated them. Was Meg kidnapped because of a grudge against her parents? Or for ransom? This book was okay. I think it is suited 10-13 year olds. What annoyed me was the alternating point of views, because in most different POV nove...more
Shelley
The Kidnapped series is a continuation of On the Run series. I appreciate that Korman tried to make it as real as possible. By this I mean, having the Falconers have a hard time dealing with everyday life after what they dealt with in the first series - treason, being framed, parents sent to jail, Aidan & Meg put in juvenile dentention, breaking out, running all over the country, proving their parents innonence. In this first book in the series, Meg is kidnapped and there is lots of action,...more
Halie Petersen
Pretty much another book in the on the run series. Meg gets kidnapped and Aiden goes after her. It's pretty good.
Brittian R
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Morgan Prouse
i liked this book. it was interesting. it ended in a cliff hanger. this is why i like this book.
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

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