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The Abduction

(Kidnapped #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,328 ratings  ·  257 reviews
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 to his sister's disappearance.

Why has Meg been kidnapped? Is it for ransom? As a vendetta against Meg and Aiden's parents? Or is there an even bigger conspiracy at
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Scholastic Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Lexi Koop
Oct 28, 2013 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
This book was okay...not bad at all but not good as the "On The Run" book series.
Also I didn't like the fact that the adults were too stupid and Meg was smarter. It makes sense for Meg to be kind of smarter and able to handle the situation better than other kids of her age cause of what she and her brother faced before. However, for criminologists, their parents are too stupid and I hate how they won't take Aiden's hunches seriously..
Also it doesn't really make sense why the kidnappers targete
Jul 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ra-shortlist
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
Nicole Luiken
Rereading this to my kids. As with the first Falconer series, it's a high-tension quick read. The kids are clever and resourceful. I especially enjoyed the introduction of Richie, Aiden's best friend, whom he's having trouble relating to in his post-fugitive life. On to book two!
Wes Flease
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response: I think this book was good because it was very realistic. This book could be shocking or scary for some people because an eleven year old girl was abducted. The book had lots of action in it which makes me want to keep reading. I also liked how they went back and forth from two different points in the book. It made it so you were always taking in new information.

Recommendation: I would recommend this to anyone ninth grade and up because its a little more serious. Or people who
Kimberly Larreta
Feb 17, 2016 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.
Amy Angel
Jan 04, 2016 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.
Andrea Medina
Sep 22, 2015 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.
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
Wow! Talk about an edge-of-your seat series! Book 1 starts the action off with a quick reflection on the lives of the Falconer family post-On The Run (apparently a preceding series also by Gordon Korman). Only a couple of minutes in, and the action is ON in trademark GK style. I've read the Dive, Everest, and Island trilogies, and this one is more in line with the action of Island, but with less disgusting crises, though still quite high in suspense.

Meg is kidnapped early on in the story, and t
Sophie Gootter
Dec 18, 2014 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
Caleb Jedlicka
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the book, I thought it was good, but the book jumped around to places a lot
Kieran Cobb
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book about how the falconer kids had to run away from killers and managed to survive. Meg falconer, was kidnapped with chloroform and her brother tried to stop them but couldn't when meg woke up she was in a van and she was making a daring escape but they got her she could not escape they brought her where they had plans for her but she was not going to stick around she made a staircase out of old bricks up to the widow where she could escape but she had to get passed her kidnappers fi ...more
Dec 11, 2012 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 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 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
Brysen T.K
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is really scary.And also mysterious why,because when someone gets kidnapped you don't know what do especially when its your sister.
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.
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think that this book is awesome.It has a lot of action.I would recommend you read this book because it has a lot of action.
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
I LOVE it so much that I want to read the second one!
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely a page-turner and you won't want to stop reading.

My opinion: Although I was skeptical of the book at first not knowing what to expect as I got deeper into the book I found it very interesting and it was hard to stop reading as it was very suspenseful. The fact that the plot of the story is so realistic and could happen to anyone
anywhere but especially in America, the country that we consider home and the country we
have lived in for 10 years, I find the book quite scary
Pam Stephens
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This first in a middle grade trilogy demonstrates a pattern of writing for Gordon Kormon -- fast-paced and action packed. As with the "Island" trilogy, I'm obviously not the demographic for this book series. Like the "Island" trilogy, this book is a great choice for the reluctant reader. The protagonists are male and female siblings, aged 15 and 11, so both boys and girls will find a character with whom they can relate.

In this series, which I learned is a sequel to another Korman series that I
Angel Velasquez
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book called “kidnapped” by Gordon Korman was about this two brothers and sister the brother was called Aiden and the girl was called Meg.

Their parents were just out of prison while the kids were in the school suddenly a van stopped and all of the men’s had mask’s and they graved meg and aiden try to stop them but it was to late.

Aiden saw they were leaving when he called his parents and told them about the kidnapped of meg they called the FBI, the FBI was there in a flash and they wo
Laura P
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really fast paced and exciting book! It's about these two siblings, who have faced a terrible past as "criminals" but after they were proven innocent, are still finding troubles in their everyday lives. To make matters worse, the youngest sibling, Meg, gets kidnapped (hence the title) and her older brother has to try and find her. It's really interesting to read about how Meg survives and how her brother must try and save her. I would also recommend checking out the sequel to this boo ...more
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was younger I read this book, and I remembered it somewhat but I'd always been under the impression it was the last book in the series (I didn't remember how it ended). So when it starts off with the main characters recollecting how they'd been running from the FBI I did a bit of digging and realized that it's a continuation to another series TTATT oh well, still a good read, really enjoyed the voice actors
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book kidnapped by Gordon korman shows that this could happen to you. This book was mainly about a girl who was kidnapped by a boy for a very strange reason.I liked this book because near the end she could not do anything to save her life. I would recommend this book to luis because he would enjoy the little comedy.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aiden and his sister Meg are walking home from school one day when a van pulls up and the people inside take Meg and drive away! Aiden and his parents team up with the FBI to try and find Meg. Why do the kidnappers want her? What will they do to her? Read this book to find out!
This is an awesome book! After I started this book, I couldn't stop!
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this book with my 5th grade students. The Faulkner kids learn to take care of themselves. But when Meg gets kidnapped, brother Aiden is the only one who knows how to help her. This is the perfect book to use prediction and context clues with students. Gordan Korman alludes to what could happen next as students find text evidence to support their predictions.
Amaryllis Lara
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Abduction is a thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seats. Throughout this book you feel anxious because you have no clue of what's going to happen next. Books like this are what i live for.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Audio book. A great book for mid-level readers. High energy, action packed story line will keep students interested. However - is this series a spin-off of another series? A LOT of the storyline referenced things that had happened to their family in the past.
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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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