Click (novel)

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First edition cover
Cover artist Phil Falco
Genre Juvenile fiction, collaborative fiction
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication date
1 October 2007
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 217 pp
ISBN 978-0-439-41138-7
OCLC 80456873

Click (2007) is a work of collaborative fiction written by David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Deborah Ellis, Nick Hornby, Margo Lanagan, Gregory Maguire, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Sue Park, and Tim Wynne-Jones. It is about a photographer named George G. Keane, his grandchildren, Jason and Margaret, and how they affected the lives of different people, such as a Russian prisoner and an Irish teen.


In Gee's will he leaves his granddaughter, Margaret, a box containing seven lettered boxes and a message saying "throw them all back". Each lettered box contains a shell. She discovers that each letter on each box represents the continent that the shell came from, and that her grandfather intends her to put them back where they came from over her lifetime. This is a gift that will last Maggie's whole life. Meanwhile, Jason, Margaret's brother, is left with a camera and uses it to construct multiple photo albums, one of which consisted of a girl doing ordinary things throughout the day, only she is holding a large piece of glass. The last chapter of the book depicts Margaret as an elder living in the future with her great-niece, watching a documentary about her grandfather, her brother, and herself.[1] Keane Travels around the world taking pictures. Each chapter of the story is from by a different characters perspective who knew Keane from somewhere.


The novel was received well by the online community, most notably in an article on NPR.[2]


  • Jason
  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Maggie
  • Gee
  • Frank
  • Gina
  • Lev
  • Annie
  • Vincent (Vinnie)
  • Francis (Frankie)
  • Jiro
  • Taro
  • Emily
  • Afela
  • Sam (Afela's cousin)
  • Mack (Sam's dog)
  • Jasmine (Min)
  • Brendan