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Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act Eleven year old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner a bullying son and a number of secrets one of which may be murder

  • Title: Caught in the Act
  • Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
  • ISBN: 9780440226789
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eleven year old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

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    1. Next on my list of rereads from childhood is the second book in the Orphan Train Saga, focusing on Mike, the oldest brother in the Kelly family. Unlike his siblings, Mike is placed in a less than desirable home with the Fredericks. Historically, Mike's story in this book, (he is adopted merely as a hired hand), is probably the most accurate outcome for children placed through the Orphan Train.The story is a page turner, Mike's adopted brother tries to get him in trouble and sent back to New York [...]

    2. I love the Orphan Train Adventures. I first started reading them probably in 8th grade? Not entirely sure. Anyway, I can't wait to get my hands on the 3rd one if i could just find it. lol :)

    3. this book is so amazing!the parents or i should say the dad is really freaky he beats mike(mike is the main person)i probably shouldnt even say anymore or else ill spoil it

    4. This one was good too! There were some honest lessons without being preachy and hard situations portrayed in an age-appropriate way. There was even a hired hand who introduced Mike to classic poetry -- something I appreciated now but didn't register when I read as a kid!

    5. The book "Caught in the Act" was a mysifying and back breaking book. It was about a boy named Mike who was a foster, but was strangely happy to be one. He usually sat in his room letting the time pass in the house of is foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reichard. One day though, Mike's life changed. He saw a man killing another man and Mike was in complete shock a didn't know what to do. Th is conflict is similiar to the one in the book "Freak the Mighty". Freak has a step dad who was trying to kill [...]

    6. The story was too fast paced sometimes, but it managed to keep the mysteries alive until the very end. Even though I was afraid it'd be too predictable, it ended up being an enjoyable read. I particularly liked how the author played with the good/bad dichotomy. I'll probably read the rest of the series."They should have got along well, with both of them unable to put down words way they come straight from the mouth." Mike to Reuben about Shakespeare and Wordsworth."Ridiculous! There was no way h [...]

    7. Caught in the Act by Joan Lowery Nixon was a good book. It was a good mystery and you could connect to the characters.The book was about Michael Kelly who is part of the original series of the Orphan Train. Michael along with his other brothers and sister were each adopted by different families. This story is about Michaels life after the trip from New York. His life is filled with pain and constant paranoia. His new parents are from Germany and have many secrets behind them so Michael is consta [...]

    8. I remember reading these as a child and I absolutely loved them. I figure if the memory of a book has been able to stick with me for over twenty years it deserves four stars. I also remember that these were the first characters I cried for in a book, the first time I was moved to an outburst of emotion by written word. Those are the types of things that stick with a bibliophile.Read in fifth grade.

    9. Mike finds himself living with a German immigrant family after being chose from the Orphan Train. His harsh treatment only makes Mike more determined to go west and become the man he so wishes to be. He soon finds though that the family he lives with is hiding a dark secret. Can he discover the secret before he comes to danger? Are they even meaner than he imagines? The author does a good job of keeping the reader entertained and in the dark until the very last moment. A great read.

    10. My daughter and I loved reading this whole series together. There are so many things to discuss. The background of the story itself is a difficult one, but the main characters (the 6 children) are such wonderful examples of all sorts of admirable characteristics. My least favorite was the last book, as the ending was too unrealistic.

    11. Actual Rating: 2 1/2 stars.Interesting enough, but not brilliant. Good, though slightly predictable plot, but mediocre writing and mostly bland characters. I read because I wanted to know about the mystery, little else.

    12. Love these older books that teach a bit of history and incorporate high morals and a lesson. Read this to my kids. They all three enjoyed it and can't wait to start the next in the series!

    13. This and all the other orphan train series books are the best books I have ever read. Boys and Girls of all ages will like this book.

    14. Another great book in this series. I liked that the tone was different but had the same great descriptions. It was more of a "boy" feeling of excitement and intrigue. Can't wait for the next one!

    15. So good!!!!!!! Full of suspense, danger, morals, and is written with good literature. Definitely a reccomendation

    16. It was ok. It had a good moral of not jumping to conclusions but it was a little violent I thought. On the other hand maybe that was realistic.

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