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Caught (The Missing #5)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  4,749 Ratings  ·  351 Reviews
Jonah and Katherine come face to face with Albert Einstein in the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series.

Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 2012)
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Sep 09, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed Margaret Peterson Haddix's time-travel series for middle grade. Some of the books I've liked better than others, but, for the most part, I've enjoyed each one. In this fifth adventure, Jonah and Katherine face their biggest challenge so far. The book begins with the freezing of time. Jonah and Katherine are in school when time freezes. They know that something must have happened, but when and where?! They seek out others who have traveled in time--the only people unaffected so it ...more
In my opinion, this is the best in The Missing series so far.

As with the previous books, I will not summarize Caught because I do not want to spoil the surprise. I will simply tease you with the following quote: "Of course, how good can our plan really be, Jonah thought, when it relies on outsmarting one of the most brilliant men in history?"

Haddix continues to amaze me with her exceptional writing and unbelievably mind-boggling skills of creating an intricate and captivating mystery. While I wa
Timothy Kisare
Feb 21, 2013 Timothy Kisare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Science Fiction
325 pages

Caught is the story of Jonah and Katherine going on yet another adventure in time. They must go back to the 1900s to fix Albert Einstein’s notes: he has nearly figured out that time travel is possible. A time agent, JB, had told Katherine and Jonah that no one could know time traveling was possible. So Jonah and Katherine must go back in time and change Albert’s notes. Also another task they must achieve is bringing back Lieserl, Albert an
Dec 27, 2011 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be my favorite so far. I've never been terribly interested in Einstein or physics before but this book made it fascinating. A great book for kids who don't particularly enjoy math and science. For adults there are some tongue in cheek comments in there that only older readers will understand. I loved the character of Mileva Einestein- Albert Einstein's wife.

There are two more books in this series and I can't wait to read the rest. I do think that we should find out Jonah's historical i
A Dorn
Mar 27, 2013 A Dorn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 09, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-series
If you haven't read this series, you should start on book number one, Found. The story would make more sense, obviously and it would be more interesting.

Although these stories are a easy read, I still read them, because of it's adventures about time-travels and history. The interesting stories of famous missing kids of the past. In this book, it was Albert Einsteins's daughter. In the other books, there was the missing granddaughter of John Smith from the Roanoke Colony. So you'll learn about
david y biblioflick

So far this is the best book in the trilogy, and honestly I don't know Einstein have a family, since the main focus on school is studying his theories and the like.

I really like this book and a story about the missing Einstein's (who is a famous scientist makes it more interesting than the others) child and Einstein's wife played a huge role in the book and this showed a mother's unconditional love for her family. I like the description/theory of fate in here.
Kynzee Jenkins
May 22, 2017 Kynzee Jenkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

All in all this is my second favorite book of the series, it had amazing writing and I loved the take on Albert Einstein and his wife and family. The whole book kept me asking questions and I'm STILL asking questions. Starting Risked asap.
Craig Butler
Jan 29, 2015 Craig Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Do you like books that is never boring and is always mysterious? Well this is the book for you. This book is a scientific fiction book because it has to do with time travel. I think this book was really good because it is very mysterious and suspicious in every single chapter.

The setting is in the early 1900's when albert Einstein was alive and it was at where he use to live. Jonah and Katherine wanted to stop going through time but after time stopped in the 21st century they had to go to the
Tia Shamoon
Oct 29, 2012 Tia Shamoon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-school
As a stand alone book, I'd rate this a 4 star, but the twist at the ending was brilliant. As part of the series, it's definitely a 5 star book.

In the 5th book of the Missing series, Jonah and Katherine are sent to 1903 because Albert Einstein and his wife Minerva have a secret daughter that is one of the missing children of time. If they can't correct the situation, time-travel will be in jeopardy because Einstein is the person who came up with the basic theories that the book uses as its basis
Xander ForeverBookish
When time freezes in Jonah’s 7th grade science class, he knows something’s wrong. Five minutes later, Jonah and Katherine are speeding through time. They are in the year 1903, right next to Albert and Mileva Einstein themselves. When Mileva sees the Elucidator floating in thin air, she grabs it and shoves it in her pocket. She goes on a long journey to see her eighteen-month old child, Lieserl with Jonah and Katherine following her, and she realizes that they are there. They have gotten caught. ...more
Oct 24, 2015 Shivansh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series book and this is the fifth part. I personally didn't know it was a series till i looked at the back. Even though I didn't read any of the other parts it is still a great book to read. It is a time traveling kind of book. Couple pages in and time freezes in the 21st century and two kids a boy and girl have to go back in time to see if Einstein has a daughter which they think is a joke since Einsteins sons only are known. Read to find out if Einstein really did have a daught ...more
Anna G.
Nov 02, 2014 Anna G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caught was a fast paced novel with many unexpected twists and turns by Margaret Haddix. I enjoyed how it taught the reader so much about Mileva Einstein’s life and is Mileva was not ever in the shadow of Albert, her husband. Caught tells the story of how Jonah and Katherine take Emily back to 1903. Emily is actually Lieserl Einstein, a forgotten child who died when she was a toddler. The best part of the story, in my opinion, was when Mileva figures out time travel and helps the kids to set his ...more
Aug 29, 2013 Marklessgirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
why was this five stars? I didn't like it that much. But I guess maybe I did then?
Emily Ann
Apr 01, 2017 Emily Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5.0/5.0 I don't know what to make of this quite yet...
Sarena Nanua
May 19, 2013 Sarena Nanua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a bit difficult to start this review because the end of the book was just so mind-blowing. Since this is the 5th book in a series, I recommend you start with book one - obviously - which is called Found: The Missing, Book 1. After reading the following books in the series, I found that none of them were as great as the first book. And I was afraid it was going to stay that way for the subsequent books.

After reading Caught, I realized I was wrong. This book wasn't just another time travel ad
Sep 12, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The books in this series just keep getting better and better! This was the fifth book in the Missing Series by one of my favorite authors, Margaret Peterson Haddix. There were some really interesting twists that I didn't see coming at all (I won't spoil it for you though...) and the plot was really cool. Like the other books in the series, it follows a famous historical figure. This one follows Albert Einstien and more so his wife, Mileva. That's all I will tell you. I really enjoyed this book. ...more
Dec 26, 2012 Kel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were a lot of complex and convoluted ideas thrown in here; but the plot was fun, the tension consistent, the pace acceptable, and the revelations surprising.

My only real complaint might be how little we see of Einstein's daughter. She seemed an interesting character and I would have liked to see more of her. Unfortunately, with there being 35 kidnapped children in all, my chances of seeing her play a large role in any future book are slim.

Another well done entry for the series.
Aug 04, 2012 Betsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally a story that I feel is worthy of Haddix's entire concept that I was so excited for in the first book Found. This book has a lot of suspense, tons of time travel, and riddles that make you wonder how. I really enjoyed learning more about Albert Einstein and his first wife Milvea. Now where in time will they go next? Can't wait to find out.
Tye Macfarlane
Feb 24, 2014 Tye Macfarlane is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: second-term
there is two girls named Jonah and Katherine, they are sitting in their 7th grade science class when time stops and they know something is wrong, they end up in 1903, Jonah and katherine have to find out how to fix it, they have a plan but they have to do the steps properly to get everything back to the way it was.
May 19, 2015 Adel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The kids, and JB had to return Albert Einsteins daughter to the past but Mileva " Alberts wife" turns out to be JB's mother that sent him to the future when he was a boy so Mileva freezes Jonah and Katherine and thinks that they kidnapped Leiserl then JB tells Mileva and they were set free and returned back to normal time
Sep 23, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The complexity and paradoxes of time travel are really making me nuts. I don't see how Mileva Einstein was able to fix all the time problems.

Overall, it was a fun, interesting read, but I'm getting frustrated not having the author reveal who Jonah really was. I can't believe there are two more books in the series. I'm guessing I'll have to wait until the last one to find out. Grrrrr.....
Jun 22, 2015 Vlad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like science fiction, action, and adventure, well then this book is awesome.

A story about two kids, going back in time, in Albert Einstein's time, they have a mission to start time, and keep it on track. Jonah and Katherine are in danger (like always), too many things go wrong with time.
Kevin Johnson
Oct 21, 2016 Kevin Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a really good book. This book was a very good science fiction book and I can't wait to finish reading risked
Mar 15, 2015 Mohcine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunday, March 15, 2015

The author, Margaret Peterson Haddix, displays amazing skill with making vivid descriptions of the setting. Throughout the novel, the reader can easily become one with the setting. In other words, the descriptions of the setting by the characters of the novel create an effect that allows the reader to feel that they are in the setting. Initially, Jonah labels the different scenes that are happening as he and his sister, Katherine, traverse the street in order to arrive to C
Dan Rogers
Oct 16, 2016 Dan Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and the entire premise of time travel. I found this book to be very interesting as there was a bit of a different approach this time around. Mileva Einstein, Albert's first wife, figures out that the time travelers are present and watching her family. This creates a number of difficulties for them as well as for her. Then, just when I thought all was neatly wrapped up we wind up with a HUGE reveal which totally took me by surprise. It is certainly something I would never have ...more
Feb 19, 2017 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has been my favorite of this series so far. I found myself on the internet several times googling the history behind this one. I love a book that makes me question and want to know more.
May 05, 2017 Sheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Other than the first, this is probably my favorite of this series so far.
May 24, 2017 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another thrilling foray into history in this time traveling series. A fascinating peek into the early 20th century life of Einstein and his family.
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Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil ...more
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The Missing (8 books)
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“I wasn't asking anything about God," Jonah complained.

"Yeah, you kind of were," JB said. "If there is fate, who else would control it?”
“But really, he told himself. There are just some people who don’t seem like they ever could have been young. It’s like trying to imagine my grandparents as little kids. Or—like the guy who played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies. No way he was ever young.” 1 likes
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