The Abduction,The Search and The Rescue
from the Kidnapped trilogy by Gordon Korman
adventure +action= page-turning excitement
Even though the Falconers have been proven innocent and their name has been cleared, their story isn’t over. Aiden and Meg are walking home from school, Aiden’s worst fear becomes a reality. A van pulls over and Meg is kidnapped. He tries to stop it, of course, but then barely escapes himself. Aiden’s the only witness to his sister’s disappearance. What should he do? Why has Meg been kidnapped? Is it for ransom? Is it as a vendetta against the family? Is there an even bigger conspiracy at work?
Aiden knows he must work fast to figure out how to save her. After all their time together working to clear their family name, Aiden knows Meg better than anyone else. He knows she will leave clues whenever and however she can. Meg, a fearless fighter, fends off her kidnappers and plans an escape. Aiden, away from her, must team up with the FBI – the very same agent who caused his family so much trouble before – to try to find her–tracking down clues only a brother could recognize.
Read The Abduction, The Search and The Rescue for a thrilling adventure complete with unexpected twists and turns. Which Falconer are you more like? Or who would you like to be like if the situation ever arose? I’d wish to be fearless but I don’t know if that could be true. If it’s not that, what could be true…what would I do? What would you do?
The post-script at the end of the third book shares how Meg has changed after her kidnapping and how she has realized what a gift freedom is. It makes me question… in how many ways do we limit and enslave our actions and thoughts. What happens when we take freedom for granted?
PS – thanks for the recomendation Maddie! – this isn’t a genre I’d pick up on my own. Thanks for stretching me.