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Abduction!

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  2,030 ratings  ·  251 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 (first published 2004)
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83.CONFUSED
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
Todd
Apr 25, 2009 Todd rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Todd by: sister
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Dian
I recommend Abduction! because it was very suspenseful and a short read that could be enjoyed anytime. Peg Kehret displays a short story of a family where the youngest child, Matt, and their family dog, Pookie, all of a sudden goes missing. Matt's frantic sister, Bonnie, does everything in order to find him until she spots Matt with the kidnapper, which turns out to be Matt's dad, at a baseball game. Abduction! kept me focused until the very end where I was relieved by the happy ending. The endi...more
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!
Emichaud2018
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
Alex Ravens-meder
Abduction, a book by Peg Kehret, is a book that you don't want to stop reading. This book is about a boy named Matt who lives with his sister and his divorced mother. One day while Matts at school he goes missing. Nobody knows where he is. When his mom hears the news she's very upset. Matt has been taken by his Dad who hasn't seen him in years. He plans to raise Matt from there on out. He stole Matt by showing up at his school disguised as a UPS driver and says his mom has been in an accident a...more
Diana
kidnapping is not a good choice.
Stephanie
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
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
Rosa
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...more
Skeetoid
May 17, 2012 Skeetoid rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Skeetoid by: Amber
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...more
Madeline
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
Me
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Ana
ABDUCTION!
"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...more
Danny Yitz
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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...more
Kiona Zomers
Matt was using the bathroom at his school, while Denny said he was a UPS guy. He seen Matt and said I have your dog Pookie come with me. Matt came with him, and later on he realized it was a big mastack.

Bonnie got out of school and seen that Matt wasn't waiting for her by the bus stop. She went home to call her mom, and seen that her dog Pookie was missing too. She called her mom, and she come home right away. Her mom called the cops, and they asked a lot of questions trying to figure out where...more
Emma
ABDUCTED Review

The book ABDUCTED, by Peg Kehret is about a boy named Matt and his sister, Bonnie. Matt and Bonnie live with their mom. Matt’s dad, Denny, left when Matt was born and wanted nothing to do with Matt or his mom. Pokie, their dog was a very old dog, but Matt still loved that grey dog. Matt always wondered what is father was like, and what he was doing. When Matt met his father he never expected what would happen next. Matt was abducted by his Father, Denny was planning to show him of...more
Learning Community
Imagine living in a world were everything was perfect, and then all of the sudden something terrible happens that could possibly change your life forever.In the book Abduction this is exactly what happens!

Matt, his mom, and his sister Bonnie all lived together as one happy family, where they thought that nothing could go wrong.Until something changes all of their lives.

As any normal morning Matt went to school, but never returns home.This keeps everyone going crazy.There seems to be no clues...more
Daniel C.
I was surprised I read this book in four days, I usually take more time but since it was good I hold on to it. I want to read other books by Peg Kehret the author of “Abduction” because her writing is detailed and easy to understand and to follow the story. “Abduction” is about a boy named Matt, who is kidnapped by his father, Denny, but he does not know he is his dad. When leaving a baseball game he sees his sister, Bonnie, who tries to help him. The kidnapping gets intense because Bonnie is no...more
Learning Community Learning Community

Imagine being stolen by your own father? Or else being taken to a far away place where you don't even know where you are? In the book Abduction it talks about how there is a Mom who is on her own raising her children who are there at her house. Mrs.Sholter (Matthew's mom)is a busy mother who is always working and barley time for her kids because since she's always working she doesn't have time to be with her kids and at her job. Denny (Matthew's father)has always been spying his child Matthew...more
Jordan Turley
May 17, 2013 Jordan Turley added it
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My third and final book review is over a book called "Abduction by Peg Kehret" this book was on of the most intense books I ever read. its sort of hard to follow in a way. Eery other chapter is told by a different person so it can be a little bit tougher. Once you get the hang of it though you realize the book is outstanding. The book is basically about a boy that gets kidnapped by his dad that he's never even met or known was is father. The sister has a hunch that its there dad that took him so...more
Sarah Rahim
I read abduction when was younger but I recommend it to other because it was such a good book that I couldn’t stop reading. When I was younger I didn’t like to read at all but this book was the only book I wasn’t able to put down. It was so suspenseful. It was about a little boy who gets kidnaped after school by his own father, he didn’t know it was his father because his father left him when he was little and he had been living with his mother and sister his whole life. When his sister finds ou...more
Josh Robinson
I picked this book because when I read the back it seemed so interesting and I knew that I had to read it. The thing that I liked about it was that it was so intense that I could not stop reading it I knew that I had to finish it as soon as I could. The thing that I did not like about the book was the way the author had the kid just hide out in the open and did not keep it more secret. I would recommend this book to people that love a book with intense/ awesome lay out."Bonieeeee!!!!!" she ran d...more
Molly
This is a quick read that keeps you engaged and guessing! I enjoyed the toggling chapters that offered different perspectives throughout the story. The only thing I didn't agree with was the fact that Matt never tried to get away from Denny. I know why he didn't, according to the author, but I still found it a little too hard to believe.

Plot Summary:

"Abduction" by Peg Kehret describes the events surrounding the abduction of six year old Matt Sholter. When Matt's estranged, biological father sees...more
Love Destiney
I do not like to read at all! After reading this book I was stuck. Matt is just a innocent young boy on his way to the bathroom when he gets swept up by a stranger. Is this stranger really a stranger? This so called "stranger" is Matt's dad. Matt and Danny Thurnam have never even meet or seen each other until the day Matt went missing. Bonnie ,his siter, is determined to find her little brother. When Matt and Danny are at baseball game, so is Bonnie and her friends. Bonnie is looking through her...more
Angelina Windels
This book, Abduction, Iv'e Read it a few times and it really didn't seem that exciting the second time guess it got old after i read it a few times and The First time i read this was in 4th grade.The first time I Read it is was boring in the beginning but After The Dad Kiddnapped Matt It Started Getting Exciting And The Book Picked Up After That.I Think after Matt got home to his Dad's Apartment He Started To worry If Danny (His Dad) Wasn't Really Telling the truth about saying his mom thought M...more
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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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