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The Search (Kidnapped Series #2)
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The Search (Kidnapped Series #2)

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by Gordon Korman
 

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Where is Meg Falconer?

Everybody wants to know. Her brother Aiden, who saw her kidnapped and is now trying to track her down, wants to know. The FBI, led by the very serious Agent Harris, wants to know. Her parents, who fear their pasts have something to do with why Meg was taken, want to know.

Even Meg's kidnappers want to know. Because even though they caught

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Where is Meg Falconer?

Everybody wants to know. Her brother Aiden, who saw her kidnapped and is now trying to track her down, wants to know. The FBI, led by the very serious Agent Harris, wants to know. Her parents, who fear their pasts have something to do with why Meg was taken, want to know.

Even Meg's kidnappers want to know. Because even though they caught her once, that doesn't mean they can keep a hold of her. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
After spending a year on the run when their parents are arrested for treason, Aiden and Meg Falconer are more than ready to begin their lives with their parents all over again. Three kidnappers have other ideas, however. Korman picks up the Falconers' tale shortly after Meg has been kidnapped and after Agent Harris has been replaced with Agent Sorenson, who seems less than interested in getting Meg back safely. With that in mind, Aiden sets out to do everything he can to find Meg on his own. Following a trail of clues Meg left behind, Aiden ends up in the wilds of western Virginia, forced to call the only person he believes will help him, Agent Harris. Part of the series "The Search," this title is difficult to become engaged in unless the previous book has been read first. But once past the initial unfamiliarity, this book is an engaging novel.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

When Meg Falconer is kidnapped, she uses a trick from her father's detective novels to alert her family of her whereabouts. Older brother Aiden quickly links a news story about a string of clogged toilets at rural gas stations to Meg's disappearance. However, his fugitive parents, and the FBI agent assigned to protect them, dismiss Aiden's appeals to follow the trail. Frustrated, the boy borrows his best friend's identity and sets out to find his sister. Meanwhile, Meg constantly attempts to escape from her captors. Meg and Aiden are presented as bright, resourceful teens who take their destinies into their own hands in Gordon Korman's novel (Scholastic, 2006). Each sibling tells his or her side of the story. Christie Moreau reads Meg's part with a determined voice, emphasizing verbs such as "blasted" to underscore the action-driven nature of the story. Andrew Rannells effectively expresses Aiden's frustration and resolve with a firm, brisk tone. Both readers modulate their tone and pitch to introduce different characters into the narrative. None of the narration is over-dramatized, permitting the book's powerful narrative to speak for itself. A strong choice for public libraries where Korman's works are popular.-Mary Landrum, Lexington Public Library, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439847780
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Kidnapped , #2
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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The Search (Kidnapped Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ohhhhh yeahhhhh! Its the best book in the series kidnapped
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. I thought it was very well written. I would recommended this book because I enjoyed reading these book. Some people in my class are reading this series. When someone finishes the book someone else will ask for it. I hope everyone has a chance to read this great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow... Harmony &star you are an awesome writer... really!!!! Cannot wait!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**SPOILER ALERT**
I think this book is meant for kids ages 10 and over. Kidnapped is the best book I have read in a very long time. Meg Falconer has a 13 opinionated and self sufficient character. On the other hand her brother Aiden has a determined and strong willed character. When Meg gets kidnapped Aiden goes to many lengths to find his sister he runs away and many other things.

**SPOILER ALERT**
Meg is trapped in a basement and a car that the kidnappers stole. She sets traps and hints so that Aiden and her family can find her but the only person that realizes is Aiden and no one will believe him. Aiden finds the town she is in but before he can do anymore investigating the cop that is on Megs case comes and finds him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to be friends. Im 12. I posted on kidapped one and two. :)
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In the sequel to THE ABDUCTION, the Falconers and the FBI are still frantically searching for Meg. It has been a little over a week since she was kidnapped and Aiden is getting restless. He hasn't slept, he's barely eaten, and a new agent has just been assigned to the case.

After the FBI got very close to getting Meg back, the kidnappers decide to move her to a new location. The new location is nearly impossible to find. But Meg doesn't give up hope. She is still planning to escape.

When a mysterious incident happens, Aiden is sure that it's a sign that Meg was sending him. But Agent Sorenson thinks otherwise. So Aiden decides to take matters into his own hands and go search for Meg on his own. This results in many run-ins with the law. Find out exactly what kind by reading this excellent book.

THE SEARCH, like the first book in the KIDNAPPED series, was an incredible thriller! Gordon Korman really knows how to write a story that will keep you guessing every time. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures. I think this book deserves five stars because it is action-packed and full of realistic details. It's almost like you are there!