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(The Missing #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  5,981 ratings  ·  418 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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster (first published September 1st 2012)
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Elizabeth Dragina
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kill me why don't ya?


I loved this 5th book in the series, but I must confess whenever I finish the series I will not be reading ANY more time travel. Do you have any clue the amount of plot twists these books contain??! It's mind warping.

Two reasons for my knock out of the star, 1 it's not my favorite book in the world . . 2 I don't like how Haddix continues to add a little God in here and add a little God in there. It's frustrating, especially because her views of Him are messed up. S
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
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book; although, I found it to be a little different from the previous books in the series.
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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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.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my time listening to an audio book of a book I haven't read before. I found it very easy to listen to while working. I think it was one of my favorite books of this series so far. There was a very interesting twist at the end! ...more
Kynzee Jenkins
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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.
Myra Blake
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I enjoyed this installment in the "Missing" series. The story line was a bit different than the other books in this series which made it more interesting to read. I'm looking forward to the next book in this fascinating series. ...more
Rachael Sutton
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Craig Butler
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it

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
Xander ForeverBookish
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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
A Dorn
Mar 27, 2013 rated it liked it
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Anna G.
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun-ya-reads
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
Addison Marden
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was awesome how you made so one of the characters was in the action of one scene
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Okay - new favorite installment! I didn't like Risked (that was the first book I read from the series - don't judge), and based on the ratings of Revealed and Redeemed, this is probably going to stay my favorite. ¯\_('.')_/¯ I have no idea why that seems depressing. Maybe because it is just going to go down from now?

I officially take back everything good I've said about Among the Hidden and its sequels and everything bad I've said about this series. While Shadow Children is slowly turning int
I really like the book Haddix Caught It is one of my most favorite books I’ve read. I would recommend to 12-14 year old. In my opinion, science fiction books are one of the best genres. I also like the characters Jonah and Katherine. I kind of read them out of order starting with the 5th book instead of the first, I’m looking forward to reading the other books. I also like that this is one of those books where not everything goes right. Like how they had to change time to fix time. Like like Mil ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I actually really liked this book in comparison to the other ones in the series! Very eventful; almost every chapter had a cliffhanger. The last 3-4 books had some uneventful chapters, and this book didn’t have any.
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5.0/5.0 I don't know what to make of this quite yet... ...more
Caden Westover
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After the episode in TORN they are sent spiraling back in time b3cause it has become so messed up it has broken and is going wild. Caught is when Angela, johna and Katherine are sent to the time when Albert Einstein lived and goes through a wild journey.
Naomi King
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Ryan Peterson
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix in my opinion is a really good book if you like time travel and multi dimensional travel. This book has a very interesting and funny book but it has a hard to follow plot.

I like this book because it is science fiction involving time travel and multi dimensional travel. The book focuses mainly on a group of young teens who have somehow messed up the past and have to fix their mistake before it ruins the future. This book is a good book for amateur rea
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sarena Nanua
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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 rated it liked it
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.
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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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