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Ten bestselling authors contribute a chapter each in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer, and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life. Authors include Nick Hornby, Gregory Maguire, Tim Wynne-Jones, and Eoin Colfer.
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Roxanne Hsu Feldman
The concept is incredibly intriguing and I liked more than half of the stories and really liked a few, especially the beginning chapter by Linda Sue Park, the chapter by Sarah Ellis, and the chapter by Margo Lanagan. How strange that all the chapters that really spoke to me are by female authors, even though one of them is not about a young girl. Some of the authors took the "assignment" to heart and tried to fit their tales with the stage that Park set up in the first chapter, but others did no...more
This started out very strong--Gee, a photojournalist, has recently died, and his granddaughter is having a particularly hard time moving past it. Through the gifts Gee left for Maggie and her brother Jason, the reader explores Gee's travels around the globe and meets the strangers he met. Each chapter is written by a different author, but they all have a similar feel, so it's not even disjointed. Some stories are more realistic than others, but the ending kind of falls apart: it veers into a sci...more
The proceeds from this novel go to Amnesty International, and that theme does run a bit through the chapters. Each chapter is written by a different author, and some of them are big names like David Almond, Nick Hornby, Gregory Maguire, and others. The overall theme is that a photojournalist dies and leaves some gifts to his grandchildren. Maggie receives a box of shells and Jason receives a stack of autographed photographs. Interesting enough, eh? But then each chapter gives the reader a little...more
Nein, ich weiß wirklich nicht, warum dieses Buch auf der Liste der Nominierten für den dt.Jugendliteraturpreis dieses Jahr steht!
Interessante Idee: Das Leben eines Fotographen wird anhand seiner Fotographien nachvollzogen. Also handelt es sich hier auch mehr um einen Episodenroman, daher ist auch die Idee ganz nett, die einzelnen Episoden von unterschiedlichen Autoren schreiben zu lassen. Spannend wäre es hier gewesen, wenn tatsächlich auch Unterschiede sichtbar gewesen wäre in der Art des Erzä...more
Gwen the Librarian
Maggie is a young girl whose beloved grandfather, a famous photojournalist called “Gee,” has just died, leaving her a special package. Rather than opening it right away, Maggie goes through a grieving process for weeks. Finally, she is ready, and what she finds in Gee’s package sends her on the journey of a lifetime. This is a “jump” story, one where several authors write short stories, all tied together with one “jump character” or “jump object.” In this book, Grandpa Gee is the “jump character...more
Tosha Sisler
This novel is about George Keane and the effect he had on various individuals. After his death, his grandchildren and his daughter search to find a deeper understanding of who Keane was. Although they find some answers to the question, they wind up discovering a lot more questions about Keane. However, they do develop a greater sense of themselves in the process. This increased sense of identity is something "Gee" helped others find throughout his life. Although, the reader develops the sense t...more
Sarah Mae
Aug 13, 2009 Sarah Mae rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: VJ Hamilton
10 authors, 10 chapters, one novel.

When Maggie and Jason's grandfather, photo-journalist George "Gee" Keane dies, he leaves them simple gifts that turn out to be windows into his fascinating and complicated life. Each chapter deals with a different character. They can be read as stand-alone short stories but the whole story is revealed when they are read together.

Highly Recommended
Aug 13, 2009 estefania. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone:)
Recommended to estefania. by: ____
Shelves: 3rd-quarter
A camera, photographers, and witnesses. "Click", by Linda Sue Park, was great. "Click" went from the past to the present to the future. It was one story by ten authors; and that was amazing. Each author had his or her own way of writing and own twists to the story, and when they all intertwined, it created one single great story.
Maggie Keane had recently lost her grandfather,Gee (a most famous photojournalist),which was like a second father to her. However, it seemed Gee had known this for qui...more
The idea is interesting: Maggie inherits a box of shells from her beloved, deceased grandfather, “Gee”. The box has a message for her: “Put them back”. Each of the chapters uncovers something about the original owners of the shells or shows you the impact of this gift on Maggie and her brother Jason.

Written as a fund-raiser for Amnesty International, the big ‘twist’ here is that every chapter is written by a different author. That, in my opinion, is what brings this book down from great to just...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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How many times have you looked at a photograph and wondered what the story was behind it? Photographs indicate relationships within and among people and nature. Photographs document one's perception of the world.

George Keane Henschler, or "Gee" as he likes to be called, and his granddaughter, Maggie, are the epicenter for all the stories in the book CLICK. The book starts off with a short story by Linda Sue Park. The authors that contributed to...more
This book started out with great promise. I was excited about the ten author's thing, and it was greatly written the first 3/4 of the book. The last couple of chapters kind of killed the book for me. I think there were two reasons why this book sucked me in. First off, Linda Sue Park started the story,and she is a wonderful author. I was drawn in immediately and connected with the characters. I also loved that there was a photography aspect to this book. Reading this book gave me inspiration to...more
Rebecca Honeycutt
“One novel, ten authors” is the tagline for Click, and the roster of authors includes some of the hottest talents in teen literature. Each author contributes one chapter, and each chapter is one piece of the life and legacy of George “Gee” Keane, photojournalist and adventurer. Gee’s mysterious parting gift to his granddaughter Maggie sends Maggie on a worldwide quest for understanding, and her journey is the consistent thread that runs throughout the otherwise sketchy plot. Encompassing wide-ra...more
Wow, the ending of this book was not what I all. The novel is by several different authors, each of whom wrote one chapter from a different character's perspective. The story revolves around a photographer nicknamed "Gee," and chapter is told from the point of view of someone who knew him or met him on his travels. I have no idea what kind of child I would ever give this boook to. If I'm going to be honest, I think I would have HATED reading this as a kid. Some of the characters ta...more
Aug 13, 2009 Jamie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: meh
Recommended to Jamie by: Capitol Choices
Shelves: 12-14, short-stories
This is an anthology of short stories all on the same topic. I *think* it seems as if each author wrote theirs as a follow up from the one that came before.

Unfortunately, I found that most of the authors did *exactly* what you are used to them doing. David Almond - a hint of murky magic in the North of England. Deborah Ellis - the plight of those in a 3rd world country. Margo Lanegan - bizarre science fiction. I liked Nick Hornby and Roddy Doyle's the best, but no surprise there as I, too, do ex...more
Julie Ray
While I usually really enjoy stories like Click, I did find it a little bit confusing. I understand that the idea of having each chapter being a seemingly different theme while having the root of 'Grandpa Gee' in it the book as a whole still felt like a bunch of pieces at the end. What was probably the most confusing was the last chapter because you had all of these different stories and you knew that you had to put them together in some way so that the whole thing would make sense and not just...more
I ended up liking this a lot more than I thought I would. Not ALL of the stories really... uh... click, but the sum is greater than the total of its parts. I just recently finished reading Everything Matters and I felt this book was working towards similar goals in its message/execution and in the end I found Click to be the better of the two.
This book was a lot of fun to read and to connect out which chapters were written by which authors. While some of the stories/chapters didn't work for me, I enjoyed the overall premise and would have loved for the story to have included even more chapters. So many threads left undone...
Megan Anderson
Slightly disappointing and definitely uneven. Some of the stories were great, and the majority of the stories were great--in their own genre. However, mixing fantasy and SF and mystery to tell what is essentially a realistic fiction tale doesn't really work here. Certain stories I would have read more of, for sure (Lev's story and Annie's story, for instance), and I think the world in Akela's story sounded interesting. However, they links trying them together were, for the most part, fairly weak...more
Great concept although seeing as there was so many authors and so many perspectives it didn't flow very well. I found it hard to be really intrigued once I started reading because there was so much chop and change.

Still a great idea and I liked the characters and the personal decision on wether you thought he was a good or bad person.

But often it was hard to link and often things weren't explained and just left behind and ideas forgotten.

Don't know if I could have got through it if it were lo...more
I love the idea of this book - 10 chapters, 10 different writers, one story woven throughout - and it was interesting to read and fun to see the different styles of writing. The story itself didn't grab me. Maybe because each author had a slightly different creative vision, it lacked a certain cohesiveness. I couldn't decide if it was sci-fi, fantasy, futuristic, or realism. I guess some people might like the lack of a pattern - unpredictability can be fun - but I did find it a little disjointed...more
Maggie and Jason's grandfather Gee, a famous photographer passes away. He leaves them each a legacy, a box of sea shells for Maggie and an envelope of signed photos of famous sports stars for Jason. The box and the photos lead Jason and Maggie on adventures and to grow into their own. They also lead to learning more about Gee.

Each of the chapters in this book is written by a different author. At first I was frustrated with it. The jump to the story in the second chapter threw me off, I couldn't...more
Mar 25, 2010 Marianne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Michelle Aron
Shelves: young-adult
This young adult/teen book has 10 chapters, each written by a different author. This reminds me of exercises I've done in various classes and writing groups, where one person starts a story and passes it onto the next person and the next and so on. I'm assuming that it was written in this manner, with the first author starting the story and each succeeding author taking the story where he or she chooses. It feels unsatisfying at times because we just get snippets of the original characters' stor...more
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Klik, satu kata simpel yang hebatnya bisa menghipnotis saya untuk membelinya. Pasti ada hubungan dengan kamera, pikir saya. Dan ini memang benar : cerita tentang kamera, but it's not simple as you say 'klik'.

Novel ini unik, dibikin dengan tekad, juga kerjasama yang baik :) Jika biasanya novel dibikin oleh satu-dua penulis (bisa juga rame-rame tapi biasanya berupa kumpulan cerita), novel ini dibuat oleh sepuluh penulis sekaligus. Tantangan lagi karena mereka semua menulis masing-masing sebuah bab...more
Ein ungewöhnliches Jugendbuch: Zehn Autorinnen und Autoren haben sich zusammengefunden, um dieses Buch zu schreiben. Jede/r hat einen Abschnitt dazu beigetragen, immer in Kenntnis der bereits geschriebenen Teile.
Herausgekommen ist nicht ein Roman mit zehn Kapiteln, sondern eher ein Buch mit zehn eigenständigen Erzählungen, in denen einige Personen immer oder immer wieder auftauchen.
Die Hauptfigur ist Gee, ein bekannter Fotograf, der eine große Lücke hinterläßt als er stirbt, insbesondere bei se...more
I loved the concept of this book: each chapter written by a different author. Linda Sue Park begins the tale of Maggie, Jason, and their grandfather, world reknowned photographer Gee Keane. The children discover after his death,that he left them each a well planned puzzle as a farewell gift. Each chapter enhances the detail of one of his photographs, bringing them to life, revealing a part of the puzzle. The stories travel back in time and forward with the lives of Maggie and Jason as they find...more
A Young Adult novel in ten chapters, Click unites the writing of ten authors into one tale. The story explores the life and family of George Keane, a noted photographer, and the actions of its members at various times in their lives.

In addition to the storyline, two themes join the the chapters: The first deals with the role of truth in many situations from the choice to speak it or be silent; the second involves the part truth plays in larger ideas--war, commitment, family. Together these also...more
George 'Gee' Keane adalah seorang fotographer dengan reputasi kelas dunia. Ia pernah memotret Muhammad Ali hingga Roy Keane. Ia dan kameranya hadir saat Hiroshima luluh lantak setelah bom atom. Ia ada di Vietnam hingga Perang Teluk. George Keane punya banyak foto, banyak kamera, banyak pengalaman dan banyak kenangan. Dan Gee juga punya Jason dan Maggie, kedua cucunya. Saat Gee meninggal, Jason mendapat setumpuk foto orang terkenal hasil jepretan Gee, semuanya bertanda tangan khusus untuk Jason....more
Every once in a while a book picked up ends up leaving one feeling speechless. Click was such a book for me. Every single of the ten chapters I read were so intricately linked with the idea of being alive.

From Maggie's couch-mourning to Annie's tales to Jason's period of being lost to Lev's great escapes. Then back to Maggie discovering things and coming to terms with Gee's loss. To Vincent's, Vee's, carefree days to Min's heavy silence and Jiro's rage to Afela's personalities and finally back t...more
2.5 stars. I don't know whether this book was worth reading or not. It's not at all cohesive (thanks for helping me find the right word, Mom), and not only does the voice change with the authors, but there is no plot, the characters change randomly without any development, and I'm left feeling as if this story is going every direction at once. That being said, I really enjoyed some of the chapters.
We got off to a good start with Linda Sue Park, who set up a story that could go so many differen...more
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Linda Sue Park is a Korean American author of children's fiction. Park published her first novel, Seesaw Girl, in 1999. To date, she has written six children’s novels and five picture books for younger readers. Park’s work achieved prominence when she received the prestigious 2002 Newbery Medal for her novel A Single Shard.

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