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Caught (The Missing #5)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  3,473 ratings  ·  277 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
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Published September 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 2012)
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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
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
Timothy Kisare
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
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
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
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Craig Butler

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
Anna G.
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
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
Tia Shamoon
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
Sarena Nanua
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
Audrey  *Ebook and Romance Lover*
This book is really the best out of the whole series. What I mean is that each book was really good and I enjoyed them but the 5th book was written much better and made you want to read it more and not stop reading the book, it gave more information on the time period they were on and it had more adventure because Albert Einstein's wife was clever and knew that Jonah and Katherine were in time traveling and learned a whole bunch about time traveling and she also revealed that JB was her son whic ...more
Tye Macfarlane
Feb 24, 2014 Tye Macfarlane is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
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
I LOVE the Missing series, and this is my favorite book of the series because of one particular part. This is definitely a series you should read in order--the part I love in this book (which is my favorite part of the whole series) won't have as much meaning for you if you haven't read the previous books. (view spoiler) ...more
The twenty-first century's time has been stopped, and Jonah and Katherine Skidmore are sucked into the past through the Elucidator. After carefully decoding time agent JB's message to them, the two go on the mission to prevent the changing of the future of not only Albert Einstein, but the world's. Mileva Einstein, who is Albert's wife, discover Jonah and Katherine with her careful observation, and due to the disappearance of her child Lieserl, Mileva threatens the two children with the Elucidat ...more
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.
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.....
the fifth book was one of the best in my opinion. Haddix keeps the same characters but adds a few more, such as the younger Albert Einstein and his wife, Mileva. Along there journey to 1903, Jonah and Katherine discover the shocking truth to the mysterious woman who was left behind in Einstein's shadow, leaving everyone, including JB reconsidering their fate.
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.
Dzemo Sh
Finally, I get a book in this series that is worthy of 5 stars.

I have been a fan of M.P. Haddix ever since I read her Shadow Children series, and I really like her writing style. It's very simple, and she really writes great page-turner books. As every chapter ends with a great cliffhanger (some better than others), she really keeps your attention and makes you want to know more.

In her previous books, I missed a WOW moment that would make me really really excited for the story, and I didn't quit
Charlie Tucker
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I would recommend this book to fantasy and science fiction readers
It's about these kids who have normal lives but they figure out something about them that could change the past, present, and future so they are sent back in time to fix the past and future.

Jonah and Katherine are at school when time freezes. Everyone in the world is frozen in time, except for those who have traveled through time before. Something is wrong.

Jonah and Katherine end up back in time again, in 1903, ordered a j
Samantha G
Jonah and Katherine are at school when time freezes. Everyone, everywhere in the twenty-first century is frozen in time,except for those who have traveled through time before. Something is really wrong, but why? And how can they fix it?Jonah and Katherine end up back in time again, in 1903, where a botched job of returning Albert Einstein’s secret daughter Espalier has somehow critically damaged time itself. Cut off from all communications with other time travelers, they discover a second proble ...more
Josiah DeGraaf
This book is one of the best in the series after Found. There's a greater suspense in the plot, the historical character of Mileva Einstein is a fascinating character, and we have some interesting reflections of how the events of the series so far weigh on how much free will we really have. Haddix has had Christian references/themes before in this book and the other books, but we had some of the most interesting thoughts here, although they're rather short. With a lot of these books in The Missi ...more
A great addition to the already great series of time traveling novels, that does get a bit confusing in parts but then that's time travel for you.

Here Jonah and Katherine end up in the world of Albert Einstein, in a plot built around his illegitimate daughter who of course, is one of the missing children that are at the focus of the series.

Naturally returning the time line is never that easy, especially when trying to fool some of the greatest minds in the world, who just happened to be husband
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
Stephanne Stacey
Book three is still my favorite, but this is still worth the "time". Hee hee. Happily, and sadly this is not the last book of the series.I hate waiting for the next in line. Ahh well, at least her books are not hard to pick back up again and feel you never left them. No need to read the previous book to refresh your memory.

As for the book itself. Again great use of historical people or situations to add credence to the fictional stories. And again, I tried to find the holes in her story and onc
Robert Karbowiak
Caught, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, an exemplarily written book is the proceeding book of Torn. The author throws around many mixed emotions. It, in its own way, it is complicated and somewhat hard to understand. With time travel, that's how it is. Jonah and Katherine, two ordinary kids, were sent to relieve Einstein's lost daughter. Jonah is not as ordinary as he thinks he may be though. In the first book, Found, he finds out that he is a missing child from history. One of the people who guide ...more
What if one of the most important men in history isn't "thinking about the right things" and could "ruin everything"? When all of time freezes, those are the last words that Jonah hears from JB before he is whisked back into time. It's 1903 and Jonah and Katherine are about to meet Albert Einstein and his wife, Mileva. The kids quickly lose control of the situation when Mileva gets her hands on the Elucidator. Jonah and Katherine have no choice but to follow her to Novi Sad, where her daughter h ...more
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Missing (8 books)
  • Found (The Missing, #1)
  • Sent (The Missing, #2)
  • Sabotaged (The Missing, #3)
  • Torn (The Missing, #4)
  • Risked (The Missing, #6)
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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?”
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