Author: L.M Augustine
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publication date: 9th May, 2013
Media type: E-book
POV: 1st Person
Blurb: 1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.
As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I ❤ Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she’d have on.
To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.
My Say: Click to Subscribe had a very catchy vibe to it. As soon as I heard about it I knew I wanted to read this book. I don’t think I’ve ever read any book that has been this normal. Even though there are only about three (Four, if you count West’s mother) characters in the book, it does not feel empty or undeveloped.
I love how ‘internet love’ has been showcased here, and whether if that so called love can change if you meet the person in real life. For West, it was obviously a shock to find out that the girl he fell in love with on the internet was actually his best friend. It’s nice that he didn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that he should make out with his best friend, and the internal crisis about discovering someone he grew up with in a new light is beautiful to see. I’m not gonna lie, my patience was wearing with each page when he decided that he ‘cannot’ love Cat as a boyfriend and they must stay ‘best friends’ only.
As a reader it was clear that these two dorks would end up together, it was only a matter of realization and acceptance.
The rapport between West and Cat is adorable and the dialogues are humorous.
However, there is focus only on the romance aspect of the two and it could seem a little incomplete otherwise.
It’s a lovely book for light reading and I’m quite happy I gave it a try.
I will rate this book a : 3 out of 5
Other comments: This is L.M. Augustine’s first book.
“Well, sometimes love is right in front of you the whole time, even if you don’t realize it. And, like your vlog, all you have to do is click to subscribe.”
Yay! I’m so happy to finally have read this book.
Also, if you have any books that you think I should read or review, please do tell me!