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The Abduction (Kidnapped #1)

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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
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Scholastic Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Lexi Koop
Oct 28, 2013 Lexi Koop rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 31, 2014 Jill rated it liked it
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
Amy Angel
Jan 11, 2016 Amy Angel rated it really liked it
This book was about a girl her name is Meg . Meg and her brother Aiden where walking home from school.When hey where walking there way to there house a van pulls up and pulls Meg inside the van. Aiden started to run but he couldn't get closer to the van. Aiden never give up on his sister. I would recommend this book to the people who like drama.
Kimberly Larreta
Apr 01, 2016 Kimberly Larreta rated it really liked it
This book is about this girl who got kidnapped while going home with her brother . While they were walking a van pulled up and they snatched Meg ( the girl ) away from her brother but they were all wearing animal masks and they took her far away. Days later her brother is still searching and the kidnappers were sending her family that they wanted 2 million dollars . But then Meg realizes that her search was very far away. I would recommend this book to people who like mystery books.
Sophie Gootter
Dec 18, 2014 Sophie Gootter rated it liked it
Gordon Korman’s Kidnapped Book Review

Character Backgrounds:

This is a mystery story that follows the lives of the four members of the Falconer family. The family consists of the mother; Louise Falconer, the father; John Falconer, and their two kids, Aidan who’s 15 years old and Meg who’s 11 years old. John and Louise Falconer were doctors until one day they were sentenced to life in prison because they were accused of helping foreign terrorists. The Falconer family was now extremely well known
Andrea Medina
Nov 12, 2015 Andrea Medina rated it really liked it
The book was about Meg being kidnapped and her brother,Aiden Never gave up to find her. This book was very sad and it seemed like it was really happening in real life. I would recommend this book to all the kids who have been kidnapped.
Dec 11, 2012 Justin rated it liked it
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
Hannah H
Nov 06, 2009 Hannah H rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009q2
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
Oct 09, 2012 Xavier Thomas rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 22, 2014 Macayliarobinson rated it really liked it
Kidnapped is a very interesting suspenseful story with a lot of action. This story is about a family that is going to a hard time. Two children names of Meg and Aiden have parents that were just in prison a couple of months ago and just got out. Meg and Aiden don't have life easy people treat them pretty badly because of their parents background. One day they were in their house and someone threw a brick at their window.Its really hard to have to go through something like that when the police ar ...more
Alek Severkovski
Mar 29, 2015 Alek Severkovski rated it it was amazing
The Abduction by Gordon Korman is a great story about The Falconer family who have been running from the FBI before but have been convicted of a false crime. Well one day Aiden and Meg Falconer are walking home from the bus like any other day but they see this Exterminator Van that is sitting on the corner. The van starts to pick up speed turns the corner and rushes towards Meg and Aiden. The door opens and pulls Meg while Aiden try's to fight back but is no use.

I rated this book a 5/5 because i
Emma brown
Jun 17, 2016 Emma brown rated it really liked it
This book is very good. It keeps you on your toes. This book is about this family the Falconer's who was being suspected of terrorism. After one year in prison the parents were released and the kids no longer had to be on the run. One day after school the kids, Aiden ( the oldest, brother) and Meg (the youngest, sister) were walking home and a white van pulled up in front of meg and took her. Aiden tried the fight but couldn't. So Aiden runs home and tells his parents his parents. They sadly nee ...more
Jaden White
Nov 02, 2015 Jaden White rated it really liked it
Kidnapped "The Abduction" by Gordon Korman. I enjoyed this first book in the series. I thought Gordon Korman did a real good job on righting his first book in his series. In my opinion I thought this book was great and can wait to read the rest of the series.

Aiden and Meg were walking home from school one day. To masked men jumped out of a white truck and kidnapped Meg by knocking her out with chloroform. Aiden tried so hard to get her back but couldn't. The kidnappers drove away with Meg. The F
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.
David Arko-Mensah
Dec 18, 2015 David Arko-Mensah rated it it was amazing
This book was really good. The story was was amazingly written and just kept me stuck to it till the end. One of the main characters, Aiden, was very brave and fearless, but his sister was almost just as much. The writing is effective, it works really well and is easily understood. A strength of the book is that it leaves you in suspense for the next book. I am definitely going to continue reading thius series to see what happens next. If you're looking for an action packed book that you'll read ...more
Apr 08, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
I LOVE it so much that I want to read the second one!
Hannah Howard
Feb 03, 2014 Hannah Howard rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 01, 2012 Jack rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 27, 2011 Hooped rated it liked it
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
Aug 08, 2012 Cassie rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 29, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
Jon R.
May 13, 2012 Jon R. rated it really liked it
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
Nov 28, 2015 Kristoff rated it liked it
This story is an interesting one where Meg an 11 year old girls gets abducted by a terrorist in a white van. Her brother Aiden tries to save her, but he is not quick enough. Their parents are doctors and are in jail for 14 months because they were falsely accused of aiding terrorists. Initially they had been sentenced to life in prison, but later it was discovered that they were innocent and had been framed. Meg tries to escape, and the FBI ends up getting involved in the case.
Mar 30, 2016 Sean rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was suggested to me by one of my students and I can easily see why it is so well liked on my campus. This book is quite the quick read and plays out like an action movie. I enjoyed the children characters, Meg and Aiden, but I found the parents to be very unbelievable. This is not a problem for the story though because they are minor characters at best. Abduction is a fun and intense action story for elementary school children.
Jan 25, 2016 Ceren rated it really liked it
Siblings Aiden and Meg are walking home from school like any other day. Out of no where Meg is taken by a van that pulls over. We call this kidnapping and to Aiden's surprise he does not know what to do in this scenario. So while Meg fights off the kidnappers and makes a plan to escape, Aidan gathers the FBI and tries to find his sister. While all the questions in his head are bombarding him, "Why has Meg been kidnapped"?
Tracie Hall
Aug 22, 2015 Tracie Hall rated it liked it
I downloaded this audio despite the off-putting title--I don't generally like creepy hostage things, but I ended up liking it. It's only about 2 1/2 hours, and the kidnapped girl is like a young MacGyver (resourceful). It's the first of a three part series--kind of. It actually frequently references an earlier series--so you'd really want to read that one first; that one is a 6 part series called, "On the Run".
Myah Malchow
Sep 28, 2012 Myah Malchow rated it did not like it
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
Jan 19, 2015 Christy rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, mystery
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 witness
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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.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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