Abduction! By Peg Kehret
I decided to read this book due to how the paragraph on the back of the book pulled me in, and gained my interest almost immediately. The art on the cover also set an intense scene which motivated me to read the book.
Before I started the book, I researched it online as I normally do before I begin a book. I do this so I can understand the background of the story. From the source I read off of, they made it clear that this book was directed towards younger kids, mostly 5,6,7 graders. However, I was first introduced into this book from one of my friends from my old school, who kept urging me to read it. I listened to his recommendation and read the book.
This book is set in several places in the US, mostly focused on one family called the Sholters. After the youngest in the family, Matt, was abducted, the family was in shock. They had no single clue or idea who kidnapped him. Matt’s kidnapper knew why he wanted Matt, and he does exactly so, leaving barely any clues behind him. Thus, creating a suspenseful plot, making the book nearly impossible to put down.
After reading the book for what seemed like five minutes, I looked up at the clock and realized I have been so into the book that I was reading it for already an hour. The story was extremely satisfying to read, with extremely realistic characters and a one-of-a kind story line.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is into suspenseful, thrilling books.