Sunday, May 22, 2011


Abduction! (Peg Kehret)
Thirteen-year-old Bonnie has a feeling of foreboding on the very day that her six-year-old brother Matt and their dog Pookie are abducted, and she becomes involved in a major search effort as well as a frightening adventure.
Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery (Peter Abrahams)
An avid Sherlock Holmes fan, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is kidnapped while investigating mysterious happenings in her home town.
Captives (Tom Pow)
When two families are kidnapped while vacationing in the Caribbean, they come to understand something of the island's political backdrop and the events that fuel their captors' actions.
Chanda's Wars (Allan Stratton)
Chanda Kabelo, a teenaged African girl, must save her younger siblings after they are kidnapped and forced to serve as child soldiers in General Mandiki's rebel army.
Colibri (Ann Cameron)
Kidnapped when she was very young by an unscrupulous man who has forced her to lie and beg to get money, a twelve-year-old Mayan girl endures an abusive life, always wishing she could return to the parents she can hardly remember.
Dirty Work (Julia Bell)
Two teenaged girls with little in common must find a way to work together if they are ever to escape their captors after being abducted into an international prostitution ring.
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm (Nancy Farmer)
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Escape from Memory (Margaret Peterson Haddix)
Allowing herself to be hypnotized, fifteen-year-old Kira reveals memories of another time and place that may eventually cost her and her mother their lives.
The Face on the Milk Carton (Caroline Cooney)
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.
Girl, Stolen (April Henry)
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.
The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped (Yxta Maya Murray)
Fifteen-year-old Michelle Pena, born into a powerful Mexican American gang family, tries to reconcile her gangster legacy with the girl she has become--a nationally ranked runner and academic superstar.
The Half-A-Moon Inn (Paul Fleischman)
A mute boy is held captive by the strange proprietress of an inn.
In the Belly of the Bloodhound (L.A. Meyer)
Jacky Faber and her classmates at the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston are kidnapped while on a school outing and transported in the hold of a slave ship bound for the slave markets of North Africa.
Jack's Run (Roland Smith)
Kidnapped by drug czar Alonzo Asnar and held hostage in Argentina, Jack and his sister Joanne attempt a daring escape while their parents, aided by some old friends, set out to rescue them.
The Missing Girl (Norma Fox Mazer)
In Mallory, New York, as five sisters, aged eleven to seventeen, deal with assorted problems, conflicts, fears, and yearnings, a mysterious middle-aged man watches them, fascinated, deciding which one he likes the best.
Now You See Her (Jacqueline Mitchard)
Fifteen-year-old Hope describes events leading her to agree to her boyfriend's plan to stage her abduction, and the consequences for their relationship, her family life, and her budding career as an actress.
Ransom (Lois Duncan)
Five high school students from a wealthy neighborhood are kidnapped while on their way home in the school bus and try to find a way to escape their captors while their parents scrape to meet the ransom demands.
Somebody (Nancy Springer)
At the age of fifteen, a girl who has spent most of her life moving around the country with her father and brother, filling the emptiness inside her with chocolate, remembers her real name, Sherica, and searches the Internet to learn the truth about her mother and her own past.
Stolen (Lucy Christopher)
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.
Taken (Edward Bloor)
In 2036 kidnapping rich children has become an industry, but when thirteen-year-old Charity Meyers is taken and held for ransom, she soon discovers that this particular kidnapping is not what it seems.
The Tension of Opposites (Kristina McBride)
Sixteen-year-old Tessa feels guilty about living her own life after her best friend Noelle is abducted, but two years later, Tessa learns that Noelle is still alive after her family receives a fateful phone call.
They Never Came Home (Lois Duncan)
When two teenage boys vanish on a camping trip, a stranger claims that one owes him $2,000. The boys' sister volunteers to repay the money while continually looking for clues that he is alive.
What Janie Found (Caroline Cooney)
While still adjusting to the reality of having two families, her birth family and the family into which she was kidnapped as a small child, seventeen-year-old Janie makes a shocking discovery about her long-gone kidnapper.
Wither (Lauren DeStefano)
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

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