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3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,652 Ratings  ·  341 Reviews
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 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
Jonas Plank
September 19, 2014

At first the novel is really sad. Maggie's grandpa, Gee died. Maggie was really sad that he died because they were very close to each other. Every time Gee would come back from one of his travels, Maggie and him would have their story exchange. Another reason that Maggie is really sad is that she will miss the gifts Gee would have brought her from the places that he went to. Once Gee brought her a glass prism and it would make rainbows all over her room. In all there are many r
The first time I read this, it was brilliance.

The second time I read this, I was disappointed.

Despite my memories of mixed feelings, I still felt fond of this strange little novel, so I decided to read it one more time for Reread Your Favorite Book Month. And I must agree with my original judgment.

It is brilliance.

It's just so UNIQUE. Ten authors got together and actually came up with something original, which is real hard to do these days. And not only is it original, it's cool and interesting
Mar 04, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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
Sep 24, 2010 Viktoria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, young-adult
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
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 really liked it  ·  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
Mahfudz Asa
Nov 08, 2015 Mahfudz Asa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kumpulan cerpen yang menyenangkan yang ditulis oleh sepuluh penulis terkenal (tapi saya tahunya cuma satu, si Eoin Colfer).

Cerita-cerita dalam kumpulan cerpen ini ditulis dengan satu benang merah, yaitu Gee, seorang fotografer jurnalis yang telah mengabadikan banyak hal (perang, bencana, pertandingan olah raga, dll) dari sepenjuru dunia.

Cerpen-cerpen favorit saya adalah cerpen pertama berjudul Maggie (saya suka banget ide cerpen ini), cerpen ketiga berjudul Jason (ending cerpen ini bikin senyum)
Aug 13, 2009 estefania. rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jan 14, 2012 Johnp rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction, 2012
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
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by coollibrarianchick for

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
Aug 04, 2012 Tevia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 22, 2016 Indri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
Baru kali ini sepertinya aku baca kumpulan cerita pendek tapi di masing-masing cerita terdapat satu tokoh yang menjadi benang merahnya. Gee, sang fotografer yang telah berkeliling dunia memotret berbagai perang & hal-hal yang dianggapnya menarik. Fotografi adalah tentang bagaimana kita menangkap momen. Dan aku sangat setuju.
Di luar itu semua, aku benar-benar menikmati membaca buku ini. Ceritanya tidak bertele-tele &memberi banyak pelajaran.
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
Aug 13, 2009 Meredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fic
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 liked it  ·  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
Dec 25, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, ya-children
I read this book because one chapter is by Ruth Ozeki, who imo can do no wrong, and because I also like some of the other authors. Grandpa Gee leaves his two grandchildren simple gifts that provide each of them a lifetime of adventures. After the first chapter, I figured it wasn't SF (my preferred genre) but would be a decent YA read. And then...delightful weirdnesses started slipping in, and eventually the story progressed into the future. So I got my SF fix too.

Each chapter is almost a separat
Aria Anggana
Sep 22, 2014 Aria Anggana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rasayanya saya beruntung, menemukan buku ini di tumpukan diskonan.

Click ditulis oleh sepuluh penulis kenamaan, masing-masing menulis satu bab jadi ada 10 bab di buku ini. Pada awalnya saya mengira isi buku ini adalah kumpulan cerita pendek ternyata sepuluh kisah di dalamnya berkelindan menjadi satu cerita novel yang utuh.

Adalah Gee, seorang ayah, kakek dan seorang fotografer. Ia berkeliling, ke manapun dengan kamera melilit lehernya menyatukan hidup beberapa manusia dari berbagai benua. Gee deng
Aj Sterkel
This novel in short stories is written by ten different authors. The royalties from the sale of the book benefit Amnesty International. All of the stories revolve around a photographer named Gee. The stories range from realism to magical realism to science fiction. Like all short story collections, some of the stories are more successful than others.

These are some of the stand-outs for me:

"Jason" by Eoin Colfer is about Gee's grandson, Jason, who considers selling his inheritance to buy a ticket
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
Lila Cyclist
Dec 22, 2014 Lila Cyclist rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 4,5/5

Kamera. Klik. Klik. Klik. Berjuta kisah. Haru dan bahagia.

George Keane adalah pusat dari seluruh kisah Klik ini. Setelah kepergiannya, ada banyak cara untuk tetap menghidupkannya layaknya anggota The Beatles atau aktor-aktris yang sudah almarhum. Warisannya cukup simple bagi dua cucunya, Jason dan Maggie, yaitu kamera.tua dan kotak berisi kotak-kotak yang didalamnya terdapat tujuh kerang dari jenis yang berbeda. 'Lemparkan kembali kerangnya' adalah pesan terakhir Gee, panggilan akra
Mar 06, 2015 Karl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Concept over content - basically the only true theme of this book is that most authors have no idea how to write in a child's voice.

A few standout vignettes made it bearable, but that's... man, it's just not enough.
Vincenzo Nuzzolese
Click is a story of loving, loathing, and confusion. When something happens it really clicks in your mind because more often than not, something similar has happened to you. Click really does remind me of some of the experiences I have had, both good and bad. All in all though, Click is an amazing book.

Even though Click is written by ten different authors, it flows so well that you wouldn't know if you weren't told! Each chapter is written by a different author and is about a different person. E
Sep 01, 2009 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Dear Reader,

I was really excited for this book. It had a lot of promise! So many great authors, and all working for such a great cause. And, I did love most of it - there were some great and beautiful "sub-stories", and the writing was beautiful. However, for those of you who have read A Tale for the Time Being, you'll understand what I mean when I say things got a bit unexpectedly weird. I was hoping for a great resolution to the mystery, but was pretty disappointed by what, ultim
Aug 13, 2009 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
May 20, 2015 Martin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading a really large book right now so this was my Kindle read for when I didn't want to lug 2666 around. It's weird, nowhere on the digital flyleaf nor in a forward or afterward did they explain the idea behind it. The title is all you get - "Click: One Novel, Ten Authors." Did they plot it all out first and then make assignments? Was it kind of a literary Exquisite Corpse? And the money goes to Amnesty International I think, but only because there's an About Amnesty International at the ...more
David Bril
Oct 12, 2014 David Bril rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nick-hornby
Click has a very unique and interesting concept. 10 authors, each one writing a single chapter in the story. The story is about a man named Gee, who we learned has passed away in the first chapter. Each chapter is the title of a character, that Gee in some way had an impact on. Here is the break down.

Linda Sue Park " Maggie" - this introduces us to Gee and tells us he has passed. Maggie is his grand daughter and she is having a very rough time with his death. Gee leaves her a gift but she can't
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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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