Next week sees the publication of a different kind of book. Amnesty International have come up with the anthology with a difference. Click consists of ten chapters, each written by a different author.

Linda Sue Park kicks off with a story about the grandchildren of an American photographer, George (Gee) Keane. The thread is then continued in very diverse ways by David Almond, Eoin Colfer, Deborah Ellis, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Tim Wynne-Jones, Ruth Ozeki, Margo Lanagan and Gregory Maguire.

Gee turns up in every chapter, each set in a different part of the world, so I suppose this is the Amnesty feel to the story. There’s plenty about the effects of war and hardship, but more than anything there’s a lot of love in the stories.

Click starts in the present, moves back to the past and finishes in the future. Lovely book by great authors. And a good introduction to some you may not know already.

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