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VOYAThirteen-year-old Bonnie's younger brother, Matt, and his dog, Pookie, are missing, and none of the clues are adding up at first. Denny, Matt's father, has never actually seen his son after the divorce from Matt's mother, Anita, but Denny recognizes Matt when he is with his sister. Donning a wig, false mustache, and fake UPS uniform, Denny pretends to deliver a package at the school where Matt attends. Matt walks out of his classroom and right into the path of Denny, who puts on the act of coaxing him into his car. Denny tells Matt that Pookie is injured and needs to be taken to the vet quickly. Bonnie's unsettling dream on the day before Matt is kidnapped fortunately allows her to follow her instincts to help find him. Although this mostly fast-paced read involves some heart-stopping moments, especially when Denny reveals a gun, some aspects slow the story, such as the couple who finds Pookie in the park and decide to keep him as their pet. Savvy teens will appreciate that even in a post-September 11 world, the school abduction scene is realistic. Matt, a sharp kindergartener who realizes that he is in a bad situation, will tug on the heartstrings of teens who have younger siblings. Bonnie plays a strong role as an intelligent and caring sister who eventually foils Denny's plan to kill her when all three are together on a ferry. Tough issues such as divorce, nightmares, domestic violence, safety, and awareness are well balanced and provide material for thoughtful discussion. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2004, Dutton, 224p., Ages 11 to 14.