Click by Kayla Miller

Click

A debut graphic novel about friendship and finding where you "click" in school.Olive wants to get in on the act . . .. . . Any act! Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade—until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups . . . without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will...


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TitleClick
ISBN9781328911124
Author
Release DateJan 8th, 2019
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Comics
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  • Lorraine
    2019-01-17
    What a cute middle grade graphic novel! I loved the story and the artwork. Olive was such a likeable character and I can't wait for the next book in this series!
  • Lana
    2019-03-29
    I loved this graphic novel! This book took me right back to my middle grade years and the roller coaster of emotions that ensues middle school! Olive’s fifth grade class is having a talent show and all her friends have paired off with other kids for their act, leaving Olive on her own. As everyone continues to practice for their act, Olive feels more and more alone. I think so many middle graders can relate to the emotions that Olive goes throu...
  • Jenn Marshall
    2018-08-06
    Click isn't really my type of story, but I can see my 6th graders living this book. It's the story of Olive, she has tons of friends but when it is time for the 5th grade variety show all of her friends have plans and no one has asked her to join their group. It's a story of her finding her way and still being true to herself. A super cute story.
  • Rod Brown
    2019-04-07
    Very obviously targeted toward elementary school readers, this is a very effective story about a fifth grader dealing with cliques, the feeling of being left out, and the desire to fit in. I saw on the last page a second volume is already planned, so I've put it on hold it at the library.
  • Iman
    2019-02-03
    I think this book was ok because some things I liked but a lot of things I didn’t but something that I liked about the book book that Olive was left out out but she found a way to get over it.
  • Jill Kenna
    2019-03-05
    This was an adorable graphic novel about wanting to fit in with your friends and trying to find your own path! I loved Olive's aunt Molly, she was a great adult that Olive had in her life.
  • Vanessa (splitreads)
    2019-03-08
    Definitely would recommend this to young children who ask for Raina Telgemeier read-a-likes. This was missing a spark for me, but I think the idea is very believable and relatable for elementary-aged children (where do I fit in? is it better to have many acquaintances or one best friend?). The illustrations are cute. I would read the next book in the series.
  • Destiny Henderson
    2019-02-19
    Cute and relatable
  • Allison Wysong
    2019-02-16
    A very cute story about a girl with loads of friends, but no real best friend, and what that means when it's time for the school's variety show. I love the friendships and family relationships in this book. They're warm and kind and the conflict isn't the usual "I don't have any friends" sort. It's nice to see a different sort of friendship complication tackled and in such a cute way.I don't expect this one to sit on the shelf for long at all!
  • Susan
    2019-01-28
    3.5 stars. Pros: It's a very nice depiction of the life of a 5th grader who is well liked by everyone in class, but doesn't have a special friend or group. Loved the character of the aunt who listens to her and helps her find inspiration. The naggy mom rang true. Cons: It's very very basic, and could be unrelatable for kids who are not universally liked (which is many, many kids). Just too happy-go-lucky for me. Needs even a taste of drama. This ...
  • Ampersand Inc.
    2018-07-30
    Wonderful gentle graphic novel that really nails how tough it can be in middle grade fitting in.
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    2019-03-05
    The strong and utterly charming graphic novel debut from author-illustrator Kayla Miller, Click tells the story of fifth grader Olive as she tries to navigate her place among different groups of friends as a big school event looms.When it's announced by their teacher Mr. Florez that the fifth grade is going to prepare for a major variety show, Olive and her friends are ecstatic. As Olive and her groups of friends quickly start imagining what sort...
  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-12-17
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusOlive's fifth grade class is having a variety show, and all of Olive's friends seem to have put groups together. There's an instrumental act, martial arts, cheer, and singing, but no one asks Olive if she wants to be part of a group. She isn't happy and sulks a bit, leading her mother to ask if she should call some of the kids' parents and ask if Olive can join. This is, of course, not what Olive has in mind as she...
  • Julie lit pour les autres
    2019-03-25
    Olive est en 5e année et glisse d'un groupe d'amis à l'autre avec aisance. Vive, sympathique et énergique, elle est toujours bien entourée. C'est l'annonce d'un spectacle de variétés en classe qui sera le proverbial pavé dans la mare. Aussitôt annoncé, ce spectacle devient le cauchemar d'Olive. Ses amis se regroupent rapidement par centres d'intérêt pour leur numéro et la jeune fille se retrouve seule, sans partenaire avec qui partage...
  • Jenna
    2019-03-26
    A very cute and light graphic novel about friendship and belonging, even if you might belong to multiple friend groups rather than a single spot. I found it a bit difficult to keep track of Olive’s friends, as they would barely get a snippet of her attention before something else happens. I can’t recall their names, only what they wanted to do at the show, which either shows my poor memory retention or makes Olive look slightly shallow. Most ...
  • Sam
    2019-02-08
    3.5Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I had never heard of Click until it appeared on my doorstep. I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to middle grade comics at the moment, but I liked this one a lot. I thought Olive was a cute main character, and her need to be loved by her friends is something I think many folks can relate to. When her friends all pair up for the school talent program, she feels lost and as though there is no place fo...
  • Tara Connor
    2019-03-07
    This is a really gentle and thoughtful take on a very common middle grade phenomena - that sense that so many kids experience of having lots of friends, but not having one particular best friend; of feeling part of things one moment, and then suddenly completely on the outside the next; of not being anybody's "first choice friend." There are more dramatic and potentially powerful topics to ruminate on in graphic novels (and I'm not knocking that,...
  • R. G. Nairam
    2019-01-19
    It was really cool that this addressed the whole feeling of having friends but not belonging to a group, or always getting the feeling that they like you but care about someone else more. Though I resent somewhat being told that the mentor character didn't find her group "until college." Ha. Ha.Other than that, there was a lot of this book where there just wasn't that much going on. (I picked up an ARC of this at a bookstore I volunteer at.)
  • Kristy
    2019-01-10
    3.5 stars. This is a cute book with a very simple plot about finding your place in a group of friends. It’s super low stakes and will appeal most to the 2-5th grade set. Great for all those super young Raina Telgmeir fans! We needed a younger elementary age graphic story like this that was geared at younger kids. The story is a little too simple but it will do just fine, you know?
  • Scott
    2019-02-20
    This was a uplifting story about finding a way to stand out and be true to yourself. With a cheeriness reminiscent of Archie Comics, Olive navigates the complication of being left out when her friends group up for the talent show. With some supportive family members, she find hew own unique way to shine. Leaving out some of the difficulties of a real school setting, this is a fun, mostly lighthearted exploration of self.
  • Damian Alexander
    2019-01-11
    A colorful graphic novel about friendship, but with a twist. Ever feel like you have lots of friends...but they're all hanging out without you? You see pictures of your friends going to the movies or the faire on Instagram and Facebook and you wonder, "Why wasn't I invited?" You thought you were friends...but maybe you're not...? Then you learn the difference between a "friend" and a "best friend" and realize you maybe don't have a best friend. T...
  • Shannon
    2019-03-05
    Olive is in fifth grade and one of those girls who is friends with everyone. So when it comes time for the 5th grade variety show, no one asks her to join their act making Olive feel sad and left out. Olive’s Aunt tries to cheer Olive up and they discover what Olive can do for the variety show. Perfect middle grade graphic novel. Can’t wait for the next one in the series!
  • Chelsey
    2019-02-22
    This has the smallest amount of conflict I’ve ever seen in a book. It’s cute, and I’m glad to have something else to hand to Telgemeier fans, but I got so bored watching her happily flit from friend to friend and then whine about not having enough friends.
  • Liz
    2019-01-18
    Great for those who are in desperate need of Smile readalikes. The conflict is very mild and the characters are older elementary aged students so might even be great for those younger ones wishing to read Smile, but who might not be quite there yet.
  • Mom2jngncna~ Stephannie
    2019-02-12
    My 12 year old non reader, just closed it (finished reading it) and declared BEST BOOK EVER. Thank you!
  • Tiffany
    2019-02-28
    Such a cute story about a girl trying to find her place and fit in.
  • Emyrose8
    2019-03-05
    A GREAT graphic novel about finding your friend group and where you ‘click’. Olive has such a supportive family and really great friends. The stuff she deals with brought me back to my middle school days, although Olive’s experience was way better than mine... Neat book!
  • Kerry
    2019-01-18
    How could I not love this!? Main character is named Olive! ❤ How could I not love this!? Main character is named Olive! ❤️
  • Theresa
    2019-02-02
    2-5th grade realistic fiction graphic novel for fans of Raina Telgemeier, but this was too bubble-gum cutesy. While it dealt with the issue of cliques and friendship in 5th grade, it was just ok.
  • Noah
    2019-02-24
    5 stars!!! This book was just the right medicine to recover from my last read. "Click" was one of the cutest and best graphic novels i've read by far. The art was wonderful and this felt like the fun "Mr. Wolf's Class". I feel this novel is relatable for many people with friend troubles and fitting in. Finding good friends can be hard, and Olive explores this with her hip aunt, Molly. Honestly, one of the most fun novels i've read! Definitely rea...