"Abduction!" is a fictional mystery novel published by Dutton Juvenile in 2004 that uses the perspective of a 13-year-old girl, Bonnie, to tell of a search for her abducted younger brother and dog. As the book progresses, Bonnie, her mother and the police discover that the kidnapper is the girl's father.
Matt Sholter, Bonnie's brother, is 6 years old and has never met his father, Denny. After six years, Denny decides to abduct his son to impress his sister. The search appears futile for a long while until Bonnie sees her brother and father at a baseball game. As Bonnie attempts to save her brother, her father also apprehends her. On a ferry with her brother and father, Bonnie sees an opportunity to escape. She uses a signal familiar to her younger brother that tells him to throw his baseball as hard as he can, and they flee as the baseball injures their father. In 2006, a parent became disturbed at their 4th grader reading the book due to its graphic language. The description of a man holding a gun to a woman's heart in vivid detail proved to be the catalyst for the controversy, and the book became the topic of news discussion. A year later, the book was awarded the Mark Twain Award by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.