Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Caught” as Want to Read:
Caught
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Caught (The Missing #5)

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  3,726 ratings  ·  287 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
...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 2012)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Becky
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
Christina
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
...more
Timothy Kisare
Caught
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
...more
Tracy
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
...more
Cindy
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
...more
A Dorn
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
DAYvid Hewitt (the biblioflick buff)


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.
...more
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
...more
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
...more
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
...more
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
Adel
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
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.
Vlad
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.
Sarah
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
Alexis Trejo
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Maylin
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
Ri
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
Kel
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.
Nicole
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.....
6brown_danielle
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.
Betsy
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
...more
Charlie Tucker
level W
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
...more
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
Grw
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
...more
Mohcine
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
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
The Missing Series 4 5 Mar 11, 2014 08:20PM  
Any guesses? SPOILERS! 14 35 Oct 17, 2013 07:16PM  
Is this book better than the rest of the series? 9 22 Jul 06, 2013 05:27AM  
Waiting... 3 14 Mar 19, 2013 05:42AM  
Waiting... 2 8 Mar 19, 2013 05:41AM  
  • POD's
  • You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does)
  • Divide and Conquer (Infinity Ring #2)
  • Gate Of Days (The Book Of Time #2)
  • Cosmic Storm (Galahad, #5)
  • A Stolen Life
  • Rip Tide (Dark Life, #2)
  • Al Capone Does My Homework (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #3)
  • Relativity (Sage Hannigan Time Warper, #2)
  • Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains
  • Wilderness Days (Boston Jane, #2)
  • The Trap Door (Infinity Ring, #3)
  • Say Something: A Hate List Novella
  • The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
  • Curse of the Ancients (Infinity Ring #4)
  • Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth (Diaries, #1)
  • Shantorian (Trackers, #2)
  • My Louisiana Sky
14617
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
More about Margaret Peterson Haddix...

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)
  • Revealed (The Missing, #7)
  • Redeemed (The Missing #8)
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1) Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, #10) Found (The Missing, #1) Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles, #1) Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, #2)

Share This Book

“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?”
2 likes
More quotes…