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

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

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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

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