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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  4,343 ratings  ·  514 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 November 18th 2004)
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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
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Todd by: sister
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Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
this was a very good and interesting book it gives you a moral of not to do some things with strangers. Kids ages 10+ should read this because it occurs some facts younger kids might not want to know. the moral of this story is very true and all kids need to try to follow this moral.

Canyon Wagner
This book is about a 6 year old boy, named Matt who was in kindergarten. Who was abducted by his father from school one afternoon. Matt’s father wasn't in his life and had planned out a way to take him from school, with the hopes of not getting caught by anyone that knew the boy. Matt had left class early because he needed to use the restroom and that’s when his father made his move. His father's name was Denny. Denny had dressed like a UPS worker and in order to get a visitor pass sai
Fahd Nazir
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Ali Mark
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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Matt always wondered about his dad. And one day, his dad took him from his school and told him he would never see his mom or sister again because they died in a car accident. Matt regretted what he wished for, but he was sure this was his new life... until he saw his sister at a Mariner's game.

Goodreads readers ranked this book a 4.20 and I'd recommend it if you're into:

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Nick Fields
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is young adult fiction, and was suggested to me by my son. His review was “the first few pages are slow and boring, but after that you can’t put it down.” It is about the abduction of a child and how people who are don’t want to “get involved” hinder his rescue. Unpredictable story and interesting characters. It is apparently a good choice for younger teens who aren’t 100% into reading, but who enjoy darker themes and a fast-paced story.
Kristine Hansen
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm definitely a little confused as to the audience of this book. Told in a very easy style, it feels like it could have been written for a reader in the 8-10 range, but the content is almost adult in areas - how can we expect a child to understand about the complex feelings of a man who has stolen his child due to severe untreated mental illness?

I found this book disturbing, though engaging. I definitely was interested in reading. But Bonnie thinks like an adult, and acts like one, her mother i
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A book for young readers round 10 years old. The writing is very easy to read so young reader won't have trouble reading it. The story will probably kept those readers on the edge of their seats. The rhythm is good and it's fast pace, as an adult it's predictable, really soon you see where it goes and how it will end, there is also some part that doesn't seem really realistic. Kids probably won't see it coming so easily because they've seen/read less. The characters are well done, a bit «clichés ...more
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Matt is in kindergarten. He needed to use the bathroom but never knew anything bad would happen. All of a sudden he finds himself in a strangers car going to a unfamiliar place. Mat thinks the stranger is his dad that he never ever met before in his whole entire life. When the bell rings to get out of class , Bonnie, his sister goes to pick him up when she realizes he wasen't lost, but he was missing Through out the story Bonnie doesn't give up on her brother and does anything with her power to ...more
Colton V
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: third-9-weeks
Abduction is about a 6 year old boy who was abducted by his father who was never in his life. Matt was going to the bathroom right before school was ending. His father was dressed as a UPS worker. His dad abducted him by using the dog trick. Once Matt saw the dog, he went to pet it and the father then took him. When Matt didn't come back, the school called the police. Can Matt find a way to get saved? I liked this book because mystery's are my favorite kind of books and this was one of the best ...more
Yasseen Al Mahdaoui
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very intense book, extremely interesting how it only takes five minutes for a kidnap to occur. However this is not a regular kidnap. Matt, a six year old boy is kidnapped by his own father, Denny Thurman after a divorce with his wife. An intelligent plan that has been thought of and visualized in Denny's hear several months before. Bonnie a teenage girl, Matt's sister is completely determined to get her brother back. Denny uses Matt's and Bonnie dog, to lure Matt in the car with him after lying ...more
Whitney Johnson
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i liked this book because i love mysteries and i also love how it it hard to put down the book i got hooked on to this book the first page it is about a boy that goes missing at school and was taken by the mail man and his sister bonnie was so sad because it was her day to watch him i recommend this book to people who like mysteries and things,that make you want to read on.
Marilyn Razo
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is only like 216 pg. its short you will probly finish it fast but you won't want to put it down. You'll bee on the edge of the seat. This book is about a boy that is taken by his father. His half sister knows he is missing and is terrafied. Finally the father diciseds, to let her see him, she puts herself in danger to try to escape with his brother. she then is...
Daniella Muniz
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eh-books
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.
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers who like mysteries
Recommended to Colby by: nobody
A good plot, action, believable story, setting, characters, it has it all! Read about the amazing, astounding, hair-raising, action packed, and overall awesome story about Matt and Bonnie as Bonnie solves a mystery of Matt's disappearance to another dreadful moment.
May 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
kidnapping is not a good choice.
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!
Jess Hemby
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book- great high interest read-aloud. Abduction kept the kids hooked the entire time.
Avery Mollenkopf
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every day on the news, you hear of a child being abducted or an Amber Alert goes off on your phone. Hearing these stories makes you fearful and nervous for the child you don’t know. Now, imagine it was your brother. This was a reality for Bonnie, a 13-year-old girl, whose brother Matt, was kidnapped while at school. She did everything within her ability, even risking her own life, to get him back. Abduction! is a very intriguing and interesting book. Every chapter left you wanting more and aski ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kinder-gardener Matt has always been told to stay away from strangers. So how did he get abducted? Wheres his dog? The real question is- where is Matt now?

Abduction is a story starting with a family going through an ordinary life. One day at school though, Denny Thurman who Divorced Anita (Matts mom) and has anger issues, sets up a plan to abduct Matt. Taking Matt's dog, he goes to Matt's school and tells Matt that his dog Pookie is injured and needs to go to the vet. Matt then goes missing and
Cole Manning
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you like thrilling books? IF you can answer yes, then Abduction is the book for you to read. This book starts out from the view point of Denny Thurman. To me he seems like a man who is down on his luck but sees a way he can change that. He is tired of his brother in law, Winston constantly making him feel bad because he doesn't have any kids and rubbing the fact of his two nephews in his face. He finds out where his ex-wife Anita, ex-stepdaughter Bonnie, and son Matt live with their family pe ...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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