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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  1,421 ratings  ·  309 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 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
Brandy
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...more
Sarah
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
Viktoria
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
estefania.
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
Johnp
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
Reviewed by coollibrarianchick for TeensReadToo.com

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
Tevia
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
Meredith
Wow, the ending of this book was not what I expected...at 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
Jamie
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
Whitney Summers
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a collection of short stories, so my first impression was that it was going to be rough to read and unenjoyable, boy was I wrong. I picked up this book based off of its unique title and cover (yes I judged a book by its cover). But it was spectacular. Each story was written by a different author and each story was told from a different persons (characters) point of view. The most interesting part was they were all connected through one common character Gee,...more
Aria Anggana
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...more
Ashley
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...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
Jason
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.
Arianna
shelfnotes.com

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...more
Melanie
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...
David Bril
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...more
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
Ryder
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
Jennifer
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
Rosa
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
Marianne
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
Beau
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Putri
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
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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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