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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  2,609 ratings  ·  315 reviews
Matt is missing. Bonnie's brother left his classroom to use thebathroom —and disappeared. A police dog traces his scent to the curb, where he apparently got into a vehicle. But why would Matt go anywhere with a stranger? Overwhelmed with fear, Bonnie discovers that her dog is gone, too. Was Pookie used as a lure for Matt? Bonnie makes one big mistake in her attempt to find ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Puffin Books (first published 2004)
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Abduction is a book written by Peg Kehret. It's about a six year old boy who was abducted by his father who was never in his life. The boy's name was Matt. Matt was on his way to the bathroom five minutes before school was over. His father, who Matt has never met, was near the bathroom dressed as a worker for UPS. His father's name was Denny Thurman. Denny Thurman had stolen Matt and his family's dog and used the dog to trick Matt into his car. After denny got the job done, he left the dog, Poo ...more
Apr 25, 2009 Todd rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Todd by: sister
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I was hooked the minute I started this book. I wanted to reach through the pages and shake all of these characters because they weren't doing what I wanted them to do lol. I had to finish it because I had to know what happened. This is definitely a good, quick read for anyone who likes mystery-type books.
Allyssa Tidwell
This is the only book that I ever stayed up all night to finish. It was so suspenseful I had to know what happened next. Loved it!
Fahd Nazir
Nobody picked this book. The title name seemed interesting so I decided to read it. The story is set in Seattle. Matt is in kindergarten and the story takes place during the school year. I can predict that is was spring time because the book mentioned going to a baseball game and baseball is usually towards the end of a school year. The main character, Matt is facing a external conflict. He has been kidnapped which is conflict but also has been told his sister and mother have been killed in a ca ...more
This book was about a little boy named Matt his sister Bonnie and his dad that Matt has never met named Denny. One day Matt is at school and got lured into his dads car. The dad took him home to Denny's house and Matt was really scared. There was a lot of people searching for him but his sister was working the hardest. Her mom told her to take a break and go to the Mariners game. When she went she found her brother but the dad threatened her with a gun so she had to go with them. After the game ...more
Abduction is a very good book i read it super fast because it was hard to put down. Its about a kid who gets abducted by his dad that he has never met before. The dad stole him and his dog and later found out his sister at the baseball game, and abducted her. They kept giving hints to a lot of different people.
Daniella Muniz
This book was very good,but I won't rate it five stars.The plot was interesting,but I just didn't like it that much.The story was about a girl named Bonnie,who's brother was kidnapped.I won't tell anymore spoilers.It was highly suspenseful,but I don't really like bonnie.
Whitney Johnson
Abduction by Peg Kehret is one of the best books so far, that I've read .Kindergarten student ,Matt, is taking a quick trip to the bathroom, but never returned back. Who grabbed the kindergartener without being noticed and the family dog ,Pookie ? His sister, Bonnie ,try's to find Matt and Pookie, even if she is risking her own life .Will she save them and herself without getting in to trouble ,read this book to find out these questions.
Dylan M
Oct 30, 2014 Dylan M is currently reading it
Nobody recommended it to me. I just picked it up and started reading it. It turned out to be a great book that I read. The setting is based in Seattle, Washington. It is based mostly at Matt's school, a restaurant, The home of the Seattle Mariners Safe co Field, and mostly all story, Denny's truck. Matt is facing both internal and external because he has to think about a way to get out of the hands of Denny and get help. He first does not know what is going on until it is too late for help. He h ...more
Nick Fields
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Driss Haddadi
September 26, 2014

In the story "Abduction", many things happen in the beginning. There's two things that happened in the first part. First, Bonnie had terrible dreams about her dad. She dreams that she'd be an orphan and she also dreamed about her dad which died in a car accident. Second, there was a big conflict between Denny and Matt. Denny forgot in purpose Matt's dog in the parking lot near highway 520. So these two reasons show that this is a great book.

Peg Kehret is a great author that wro
Abduction! is a fast-paced story. The writing felt a little bit choppy in the beginning, but gained a proper tone partway through. I was on pins and needles for the last half of the story!
I liked this book.
It was fast paced. It took me 2 days to read it, I couldn't put it down.
I liked Boonie and Matt, they were very strong characters and stay brave until the end.
Denny was a very selfish dad, all he cares about was money and his next win from betting.
Matt was better off with out him.
The sad part about this book was everyone who could have helped Bonnie and Matt, who tried to tell them they were in danger, choose not to get involved. That happens in this day and age, if someone se
kidnapping is not a good choice.
wo this book is so exciting
Zanin Suljic
Abduction is mystery crime that will get you on the end of your seat. It is a story about a divorced woman that has 2 children. She has a daughter that is in fifth grade named Bonnie. She also has a son named Matt that is in kindergarten. One day at school, Matt goes missing. Bonnie checks with his teacher and principal and they have no idea. When the mother finds out, she is devastated. She is motivated to find out where her son went. The kidnapper is Matt's biological father that hasn't seen h ...more
Krista Stevens
Definitely a 3-. This author (see also Runaway Twin) builds on fears. In this novel, the fear of strangers comes home, almost literally, when Matt is abducted by his father, someone he doesn't even remember. The author's annoyance at a long list of people who could help, but didn't for various reasons, seemed out of character with the book. It comes across very didactic and black and white. No deep meanings. No golden lines. Very little figurative language. I am surprised by its popularity.
Cody L
Oct 03, 2014 Cody L added it
Summary: Bonnie and Matt love to play baseball. And then one night matt's father Denny comes over to matt's house and steel's matt's dog. When he went over to the car he took off the collar and threw it in the bushes. Then drove off with the dog.

Matt went to school the next day. Denny went over to matt's school to try and abduct him or steal matt. When matt went over to the bathroom. Denny was dressed as a UPS driver when he stole him. Denny used the dog to attract matt. Denny gave matt some cho
So this is definitely not a book I would normally have read. I read it for work and it's the last of the must reads for work for a little while. I had to read this as part of my job as a teen librarian but I definitely think it skews younger.

Matt lives with his mom and his sister Bonnie. Bonnie meets him everyday right after school and they take the bus home together. Until one day Matt isn't there. The tale that follows is sad and scary but packed with a lot of important information.

None of the
May 17, 2012 Skeetoid rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Skeetoid by: Amber
Shelves: childrens
I really like to read what my daughters read so that we can talk about it. This is a book Amber read for school and recommended to me. I think even a younger grade than 7th could be a target audience for this book. The word choices were very clear and the sentences simple. The story is quite horrifying and a good genre for realistic fiction. Imagine being kidnapped by a father you have never even met before! This story supports the fact that even though children have been trained what to do when ...more
Julie Suzanne
I haven't had time to read much lately--busy, busy, busy, you know. I have a to-read pile that I definitely need a ladder to begin to tackle, and this was nowhere on my list. It was a "free book" thanks to the books my kids ordered through me from Scholastic. It seems like the okay book that will be borrowed and lost, but at least it was free: the kind of book I don't have to lock up and sign out with deadlines. I never read the back of books, and I was curious if this was about a child abductio ...more
Samantha G
On an average day in kindergarten, Matt, a baseball loving boy, is kidnapped by his real dad, Denny but never saw him because he divorced with his mother before he was born. Denny convinced Matt his mom and sister, Bonnie died in a car crash and brought their elderly dog, Pookie to prove it. Bonnie and her mom tape posters and inform the police. Denny gave Matt a tour of his apartment and noticed that Denny keeps his money taped underneath the ice cream. Since Denny had a wad of money, he asked ...more
Emonie R
Matt was just a tipical kindrgardener until on trip to the bathroom may have changed his life. Matts father was intrested in what people thuoght about him.So one day matts fother was encoueraged to kidnapped his son to prove his responseabilty.During the prosses his sister became worried as matt didnt show up one day after school.

Bonnie Matts sister is very very careing. She is the type of person who is there for some one.Bonnie is also a very good big sister.She was worried for her brother whe
In this story a boy named Matt gets abducted by someone he doesn't know. The kidnapper takes Matt's dog to try to get Matt in the car. Matt's sister is really worried because Matt doesn't come to get on the bus. When Bonnie realizes Matt isn't getting on the bus she goes back into the school to ask Matt's teacher if she had seen him. Matt's teacher said she last seen him was when she gave Matt a pass to the bathroom. After searching the school for a few minutes Bonnie called the police to send o ...more
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"Stay Away from Strangers"
by Peg Kehret
Matt, meets his half sister every day after school for the bus ride home. When he doesn't show up, Bonnie tells his teacher and principal, and there is search for him. Bonnie has no idea where Matt and her dog, Pookie, could be. Even though Matt has learned not to talk to unknown adults, he is lured into the kidnapper's car with Pookie, stolen from his house. She has no idea who could have taken him, and that's when everything goes down hill.. The
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So far in the book I was introduced to a man named Denny. Denny has kidnapped a dog that was very important to a kid named Matt... Denny went to Matts school dressed as a UPS deliver. He finally got into the school and went to Matts class room. On his way he bumped in to Matt, he told him that his dog got hit by a car and he needs to take him to the hospital. Matt responded my saying, "I don't go with strangers... I don't believe you." So, Denny took him to the nea
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Peg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She's won dozens of state children's choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.

When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.

A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."
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